We have many strategic partnerships to consider, as well as financial alternatives for our rapidly scaling company, so I am thrilled to have someone with Portia's background in corporate development join the team
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
Skout.com isn't just flirting with the idea of expansion; they're actually doing it. This month, the leading app for flirting in the app store appointed their first CFO, Portia Kersten. As a start-up CFO, Kersten specializes in maximizing revenue and positioning companies for growth and success, both of which Skout is already very familiar with. With over 6 million members and counting, Skout has established itself as the leader in the location-based space but when it comes to "gps flirting" Kersten feels the sky is the limit. The Columbia business grad is thrilled to come on board and the company is equally thrilled about scoring her. According to Skout's 30 year old CEO Christian Wiklund, "The stratospheric growth of Skout has served as proof that the marketplace was not only ready for something new and innovative to shake up the location-based space, users actually needed it. We have many strategic partnerships to consider, as well as financial alternatives for our rapidly scaling company, so I am thrilled to have someone with Portia's background in corporate development join the team."
Prior to joining Skout, Kersten previously served as CFO of AdInfuse, Inc. where she helped transform the company from an early stage mobile advertising software platform and assisted in its sale to Velti, PLC, a 500-person mobile marketing technology company based in Europe. Kersten also previously worked as CFO of TeeBeeDee, a venture backed start up in the social/information networking space, where she was responsible for finance capital raising, strategy, operations and advertising functions. Her impressive resume also lists her as former Vice President of corporate development for PlanetOut, where she was responsible for the Corporate Development, Finance, Business Intelligence, Strategic Planning functions of a publicly traded, small-cap, internet and print media company, and led two acquisitions which doubled the company revenue.
Kersten can't wait to get her feet wet at Skout. The free app uses Smartphone's gps capabilities to connect singles to one another based on proximity. Without ever revealing an exact location, Skout shows you cool people nearby and gives you the opportunity to flirt and meet up in real time. Skout has previously been featured by Good Morning America, ABC News, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, and The LA Times to name a few.
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