Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
SpotTrot (http://www.spottrot.com), the entertainment industry’s leading mobile commerce provider, is pleased to announce the hiring of two new employees.
Patrick Gall joins SpotTrot as Senior Vice President of Market and Strategy Development. Gall will direct and execute business strategy for SpotTrot, with direct oversight for marketing, product strategy, and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining SpotTrot, Gall spent 12 years with NetApp (a Fortune 500 company) in a variety of strategic planning, program management, business analytics, and interactive marketing roles.
Gall brings significant experience identifying opportunities for business growth, as well as several years leading large scale IT projects and programs from initial inception through successful completion.
Blake Callens joins SpotTrot as Lead Engineer, responsible for leading SpotTrot’s product development efforts. Before joining SpotTrot, Callens spent the past 7 years working for interactive companies including Zugara, Wayforward Technologies, and Inhance Digital, where he played an integral role in projects with clients including Reebok, Sony Pictures, AT&T, Nickelodeon, Nestle, Toyota, and Electronic Arts.
Callens is well known for his contributions to e-commerce and mobile development, especially within the realms of computer vision and natural user interface UX. He was lead architect and co-inventor of the DEMOgod winning Webcam Social Shopper, and is a Webby award winner. Callens is also co-inventor on e-commerce based U.S. Patent 8,275,590 for virtual dressing rooms.
"SpotTrot has been growing quickly, and as a result, we need to increase our ability to keep up with the needs of our clients. Patrick and Blake bring very different skills to our team, but each will be a huge asset to us and will truly benefit each of our clients," said Ryan Gall, COO and co-founder of SpotTrot.
Gall and Callens will be based in SpotTrot’s newly opened office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
SpotTrot is a fully customizable, mobile commerce platform that allows you to dramatically increase your mobile revenue quickly and easily. The SpotTrot technology platform powers mobile commerce shopping experiences for many of the world’s most recognized musicians, sports organizations, and entertainment brands, including Live Nation, Dave Matthews Band, Lady Gaga, Tim McGraw, Tiger Woods, University of Virginia Athletics, Jeff Gordon Racing, Sesame Street, and others. For more information, please visit http://www.spottrot.com