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Antenna Software Names Bill Smith Chief Financial Officer
JERSEY CITY, NJ - June 27, 2012 - Antenna Software, Inc., helping enterprises to build, manage, and publish mobile apps and websites that transform business, today announced that Bill Smith has joined the company as chief financial officer. Smith is a seasoned financial officer, bringing broad financial and software industry experience to Antenna and the executive leadership team, where he will report directly to Jim Hemmer, Antenna's president and CEO.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Bill to the Antenna team," said Hemmer. "Bill's stature and experience as a CFO makes him a great addition to our leadership team, and his background in software, combined with his solid understanding of global finance, accounting, and financial leadership is impressive. His prior successes in investment banking, corporate development, and investor relations are particularly valuable to us at this stage in our evolution. I'm confident he will be instrumental in helping us drive even greater business growth and cement our market leadership on a global stage."
Smith joins Antenna from Kayak Software Corporation (Kayak.com), a travel services provider, where he served as chief financial officer, helping prepare the company for its initial public offering. Prior to Kayak, he spent 13 years at Novell, Inc. where he held a number of positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, corporate and business development, strategic planning, and investor relations.
"I'm thrilled to be joining a recognized industry leader in one of the most dynamic and exciting markets in business today. Antenna's experience helping the Fortune 1,000 transform their businesses and address key concerns, like BYOD, with its award-winning mobile lifecycle platform is exciting," said Smith. "I look forward to joining the company's strong executive leadership team and helping to steer Antenna's continued financial growth as we prepare to take our business to the next level."
Smith began his career as an investment banking analyst with Merrill Lynch in New York and London. After three years at Merrill, he pursued his MBA at the Wharton School of Business. Upon receiving his degree, he worked as an investment banker for The Bridgeford Group and Cowen & Company.
Antenna provides the most complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite in the market, enabling both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business. AMPchromaTM gives Global 1000 companies the ability to create, control, measure, adapt and future-proof their mobile business strategies for employees, partners and customers in one place, increasing productivity, connectivity and engagement. Antenna's integrated suite of mobile services provides unparalleled creativity, control and visibility throughout the entire mobile value chain. Founded in 1998, Antenna is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., with offices around the world.
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