Redknee (AIM:RKN), a leading provider of innovative infrastructure software that monetizes and personalizes services and content for mobile operators, has recently announced the appointment of Chris Newton-Smith as managing director, EMEA.
Mr. Newton-Smith brings extensive experience in sales, marketing, product management and business development to Redknee, where he will be responsible for directing Redkneeâ€™s sales and operations including business development, product delivery, and customer support in the EMEA region. Customers under Redkneeâ€™s EMEA umbrella include Vodafone, O2, and MTC.
Chris Newton-Smith, managing director at Redknee, commented: “I am delighted to be at an innovative company such as Redknee and look forward to contributing to the development of the EMEA business.â€
Previously, Mr. Newton-Smith was director of business development and product marketing, for LogicaCMG Global Telecoms (LSE:LOG; Euronext:LOG) where he led a team responsible for sales and product marketing in the Application and Content Services (ACS) business unit. Past positions include sales management, marketing, product management, software development, and technology evaluation at Redknee, RIM, Encana, and UBS AG.
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO at Redknee, said: â€œOur mandate is to continue to grow EMEAâ€™s business above market growth rates, as we have been able to do globally since Redkneeâ€™s inception. Chris Newton-Smith has had a track record of success throughout his career and we know that under his direction, our EMEA organization will be able to build upon its solid foundation of world-class mobile operator customers. The entire EMEA team is poised for a strong growth period and we expect continued success under Chrisâ€™ proven leadership.â€
Since its inception in 1999, the Redknee (AIM: RKN) customer base has grown to thirty mobile communications service providers, which provide services to over 275 million wireless subscribers in over twenty countries. Redkneeâ€™s customer base includes 4 of the 10 largest mobile communications service providers or groups world wide as determined by subscriber count.
The Groupâ€™s ISO 9001:2000 certified infrastructure software provides these mobile communications service providers with the capability to monetize and personalize up to 2.4 billion transactions every month. Redknee Solutions Inc. is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. www.redknee.com.