Yosi Shaulson Joins iSkoot as VP, Finance and Operations
San Francisco, CA – March 05, 2008 – iSkoot, the leading provider of carrier-friendly mobile VoIP solutions, today announced the appointment of former Mobilee COO Yosi Shaulson to Vice President of Finance and Operations at iSkoot. In this new role, Shaulson will help manage contract negotiations with a variety of strategic partners, strengthen the company’s financial administration and reporting procedures, and take charge of fundraising and revenue activities.
“Yosi’s tremendous industry experience makes him the ideal candidate to oversee and implement an accounting system and provide the management team with the appropriate monitoring and reporting tools to rapidly scale iSkoot’s business.” said Mark Jacobstein, CEO of iSkoot. “I’m confident that Yosi will help us extend our leadership role in the mobile space. I’m very excited to have him join our team.”
Shaulson has over 10 years of experience in the mobile sector and most recently served as Director of Finance and Operations for the Access Gate Group at NMS Communications, where he was responsible for budgeting, negotiations of strategic and carrier deals, management of partner channels, and revenue recognition aspects of the publicly-traded company. Prior to that, Shaulson was CFO/COO for wireless Internet infrastructure provider Mobilee, which was later acquired by NMS. Before Mobilee, Yosi was Director of Legal and Finance, Israel, for Live Picture Inc. From 1996 to 1998 Shaulson served as Director of Operations and Finance for OLiVR Corp., a streaming technologies company dedicated to improving the display of Web content. Earlier in his career, Shaulson was the VP of FX and legal group at IGB.
“I’m very excited to be joining iSkoot, especially at a time when the Internet is increasingly becoming the foundation for all mobile communications,” said Shaulson. “iSkoot’s innovation and growth trajectory, coupled with its leadership in this category, make it well positioned to win in this marketplace. I’m looking forward to helping accelerate the company’s success.”
Shaulson received BA and MA degrees in Accounting and a Law degree from the Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Shaulson also served as a Sergeant for the Israeli armed forces from 1984-1988.
San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.
iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.
iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.
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