Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Apptive, the fast-growing Austin-based mobile app commerce platform, today announced the addition of Rick Timmins and Steve Semelsberger to its board of directors, expanding the board to five members. Mr. Timmins and Mr. Semelsberger join existing members Chris Belew (Co-founder & CEO), Jason Jaynes (Co-founder & CTO) and Bruce Barshop of Barshop Ventures.
“We are very excited to have Rick and Steve join our board of directors. Their combined experience and expertise come at a great time for the company as we are accelerating growth around new partnerships and customer additions,” says Apptive CEO Chris Belew.
Rick Timmins is currently Chairman of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and an active Austin area angel investor. Mr. Timmins brings a combined 33 years of experience in the tech sector to the Apptive board, having previously served as VP of Finance at Cisco Systems and VP of Finance at Motorola. He has been an active investor as part of CTAN and as a partner at VC firm G51 Capital for over 5 years.
Steve Semelsberger is a seasoned startup executive, investor and advisor. As the founder of Alder Growth Partners, he helps technology businesses of all sizes get bigger. Prior roles for Mr. Semelsberger include SVP & GM, Social Products for Demand Media and VP, Global Sales for Pluck.
"I've known and worked with members of the Apptive founding team for more than seven years," said Semelsberger. "Along with deep fondness and respect for their innovation and execution, I love Apptive's current focus on e-commerce. I'm honored to join the board and excited to help with various growth initiatives."
Apptive makes it simple and economical to create and manage stunning, high-impact mobile commerce apps that leverage the top eCommerce platforms in the market today. It was founded with the simple philosophy that online merchants need a robust mobile strategy to remain competitive in a world where smartphones and tablets have become the engagement medium of choice for consumers. Apptive is based in Austin, TX.