Jibe Mobile Appoints Rod Hamlin as New Head of Sales and Business Development

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Senior Opera and Nuance Executive brings Fast Track Experience to Rapidly Growing Mobile Application Company

Jibe Mobile Inc, social address book and real-time media messaging company, today announced it has named Rod Hamlin as Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales and Business Development. In this role, Hamlin will be responsible for managing the worldwide sales team, with an emphasis on new customer acquisition. Hamlin is also focused on development of additional industry sectors and new international opportunities.

Hamlin has a 20 year track record of sales and business development success in the mobile, Internet, and enterprise markets. Rod has been a senior executive officer for three public companies, and has helped lead five private companies to IPO or successful acquisition.
"Rod will be an extraordinary asset to our team as we continue our rapid growth domestically and internationally," said Amir Sarhangi, CEO of Jibe Mobile.

Prior to jibe, Hamlin served as SVP of Sales & Marketing for Opera Software, the world leader in mobile browsing. Opera is a publically traded company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Before Opera, Rod was SVP of Global Sales and Services for Nuance Communications, owning the global P&L for this large Nasdaq-traded company. Hamlin also held significant positions at ViAir (sold to Visto); Freei/NetZero/Classmates (IPO); Onyx (IPO); and Saros (acquired by FileNet/IBM).

Rod is a frequent speaker at mobile industry events, and is currently an active board advisor to several mobile and Internet start-ups.

About Jibe Mobile
Jibe Mobile offers a carrier-grade platform to mobile operators and handset manufacturers to enable them to deliver tailored social media services with a rich experience across both mobile and web. The Jibe platform offers social address book, news feed, media sharing, personalization, instant messaging and media feeds. The company is privately held with headquarters in San Francisco, California. Additional information can be found at http://www.jibemobile.com.

Jibe Mobile and the Jibe Mobile logo are registered trademarks of Jibe Mobile, Inc. All other marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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