Mobile device application service provider vVault Thursday says that Stephen Burke has accepted the position of president and CEO of the San Francisco-based company.
Burke replaces company co-founder and interim CEO Will Aldrich, who will move to the position of Vice President, Product Development.
“Stephen’s appointment will help accelerate the deployment of vVault’s robust product offerings through wireless operators, ASPs, and enterprise customers,” says vVault Director Mark Patterson. “Stephen is a strategic thinker with a strong focus on building organizations that sell and support mobile devices and applications on a global basis.”
Before coming to the company, Burke spent a lot of time in Japan, first for PacketVideo, where he served as Chief Business Officer and President. Before that he was at Sony’s Wireless Telecommunications Company, where he led the launch of CDMA handsets as general manager of Sony/Qualcomm CDMA sales.
The company’s vVault platform has a XML-based API and lets mobile users access documents, message information, and collaborate with colleagues in the ways they want to work: by fax or email, on laptops, using WAP phones and pagers, and wireless PDAs.