Dennis Becker Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
With more than a decade of experience building, financing, and acquiring enterprises redefining the way technology and business interact, Dennis Becker leads Mobivity’s vision of bringing businesses more customers, more often through disruptive technologies. An inventor of several patents, Becker’s background also includes awards as founder of Frontieric Corporation and CEO of Bexel Technologies. Prior to Mobivity, Dennis studied Computer Science at the University of Oregon and served in the USAF.
Christopher Meinerz Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Mobivity, Meinerz served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Spindle, Inc., an innovator of mobile commerce solutions for financial services providers and consumer-facing merchants. In this capacity, he was responsible for the company’s financial planning, treasury management, and compliancy activities. Meinerz previously served as CFO and CCO at Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI), a national specialty insurance marketing firm located in Phoenix, AZ. Before his tenure at NGI, Meinerz was Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasury for DDi Corp., an Anaheim, CA-based provider of circuit board engineering and manufacturing services. In addition, he served as Global Vice President of Finance for eTelecare of Scottsdale, AZ, where he successfully helped launch that company’s initial public offering in 2007 and ultimately its sale to Stream International in 2009 for $300 million. Meinerz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with degrees in accounting and finance and is a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career in public accounting with BDO Seidman in Chicago, IL, and Grant Thornton in Madison, WI.
Alek Zdziarski Chief Technology Officer
Alek Zdziarski comes to Mobivity with more than 15 years of experience leading products and platforms, mostly in the mobile marketing space. He has a track record of building successful SaaS, online and mobile products on a global scale and has held multiple executive roles in high growth companies. As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for driving innovation and delivery of the Mobivity product set.
Before joining Mobivity, Alek held similar roles at mGage and Outspoken where he managed global product offerings focused on mobile engagement. He has successfully exited two startups of his own and held roles with Dimension Data and Cisco Systems earlier in his career. He holds an MBA degree from Henley Business School, a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering specializing in Software and Telecommunications from Wits University, South Africa.
Deena McKinley Chief Experience Officer
Deena McKinley spent over fifteen years in marketing and advertising. Prior to joining Mobivity, Deena was Chief Client Officer at Zimmerman Advertising, Omnicom’s Retail Agency, where she worked with major QSR, fast-casual, casual dining, and general retail brands with nearly 10,000 individual locations, various franchisees and co-op groups, and managed key client relationships at the executive level. Deena also led the Papa John’s International business and relationship for almost ten years as the key client contact, providing strategic direction, brand positioning, and leading agency integration efforts for all omnichannel advertising campaigns. Earlier in her career, Deena was a Regional Marketing Director at Papa John’s International, working with over twenty markets, 100 operators, and seven agencies to align national strategies at the local market level. Deena holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of English Education from the University of Florida.
Corey O’Donnell Senior Vice President, Marketing
Corey has spent more than 20 years leading marketing, sales, and product innovation for enterprise-focused software and technology solutions. As Senior Vice President of Marketing for Mobivity, Corey is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, positioning, and communications for the Mobivity platform which is designed to provide intelligent & personalized marketing in the real world. Prior to joining Mobivity, Corey served as the Vice President of Marketing for Yodle where he spearheaded the creation and strategy of their Centermark platform. Centermark’s success helping network businesses unify, scale, and optimize their marketing performance ultimately drove Yodle’s acquisition by web.com in 2016. Corey has an intense passion for predicting the future of technology and the impact it has on our lives both at home and at work. Originally from Massachusetts, he now resides in South Florida; though the most common place you’ll find him is on a plane.
Mark Armstrong Senior Vice President, Sales & Client Services
Mark has over 20 years of experience building and leading successful sales organizations for innovative SaaS companies. As Senior Vice President of Sales for Mobivity, Mark is focused on building and nurturing a pipeline of corporate and franchise brands that benefit from providing their customers with intelligent and personalized marketing. Prior to joining the Mobivity team, Mark was a leader at ASAP Software (Acquired by Dell), Microsoft, and Terralever. Most recently, Mark served as Sales Director and Vice President of Brand Networks for Yodle, a local marketing optimization company that pioneered Centermark. The Centermark platform helped franchise and network brands to create a more coordinated marketing strategy system wide. Yodle was acquired by web.com in 2016. When not on a client call or prospecting around the country, Mark can most likely be found on the tennis court.
Jamil Abou Saleh, PhD Vice President, Data Science
Jamil comes to Mobivity with extensive expertise in Data Science, Analytics, and Business Intelligence. Prior to joining Mobivity, Jamil built the Big Data ecosystem and Data Science presence within Loblaw, the largest retailer in Canada. Jamil led a team of data scientists and business intelligence developers who built frameworks to structure and process millions of transactional and pricing records for millions of Canadians and hundreds of Click & Collect (online grocery shopping) stores.
Jamil has a PhD & Masters of Applied Sciences in Computer Engineering, Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, from the University of Waterloo. He has exceptional retail experience in many machine learning concepts and tools, and worked across the board of data manipulation, visualization, and statistical analysis toolsets. He has built and worked with talented data science teams across the full stack of modern technologies including the Hadoop ecosystem and the AWS framework.