NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Long Island City, NY, United States, 2015/02/05 - Zula, Founded by VOIP Pioneers Jeff Pulver & Jacob Ner-David Brings in New CEO, Raz Yalov - The company to focus heavily on product execution within the team messaging space - ZulaApp.com.
Zula today announces that its Board of Directors and company leadership has appointed Raz Yalov, as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Yalov succeeds Jacob Ner-David, who founded the company along with Jeff Pulver, as part of a transition plan to focus heavily on product execution.
“The planning of leadership succession was a joint effort between myself and the board, and we wholeheartedly feel that Raz’s expertise and proven leadership in Internet/mobile solutions makes this an ideal time for him to lead the company and bring the product to the next level,” said Ner-David. “I look forward to continuing to work with Raz and the rest of the team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Yalov said,“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Zula during this important time in which the messaging space could not possibly be any hotter. Our technology assets, combined with the outstanding talent and passion of the Zula team and our strong brand, provides us with a unique opportunity to shape the future of messaging, communication, and team collaboration. I look forward to expanding on the strong foundation built under Jacob’s leadership as we develop our product for a diverse set of markets to drive sustainable and profitable growth.”
In the past year, Zula has made significant progress in leaving a mark within the business messaging space. The company has made headlines since winning the Audience Choice Awards at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013, followed by rave reviews across leading technology news websites. This led up to the successful Zula Summit in NYC, which featured a glittering lineup of speakers that focused on helping companies put messaging to work.
Ner-David stated,“I am proud of what we have accomplished during such an important chapter in the history of Zula and the space as a whole. I am confident that Raz is the right leader to drive Zula forward in establishing the right strategies and facilitating growth and product development to accompany a strong brand in an evolving market. I am excited to watch how Raz builds on Zula’s momentum, and will always be there to offer my support to the team.”
Raz Yalov is a veteran hi-tech executive and hands-on engineer, with over 20 years of experience in building and launching enterprise software products and teams in industries ranging from consumer educational/gaming software, to security software.
Before joining Zula, Raz was the CTO and a founding team member of 41st Parameter, a security and fraud prevention startup (acquired by Experian in late 2013.) This followed a long career with small to large companies including being part of the super-growth of Mercury Interactive, acquisition by HP shortly after.
Raz is passionate about building user-driven and user-friendly products that serve the needs of consumers, while making computers and smart mobile devices take the role of serving people in the most intuitive way.
Zula (zulaapp.com) is a mobile-focused young startup that took a good look at the productivity landscape and decided it was time for a change. With a team comprised of pioneers in the communication space as well as established entrepreneurs, Zula has set a goal to streamline mobile collaboration and productivity.
With a cross-platform mobile app, Zula offers teams the ability to manage a task without the hassle of being glued to a computer. The experience incorporates all elements of the average work flow including file-sharing, group and one on one messaging, a seamless on boarding process, as well as one-touch conference calling for the whole team.
Zula is launching with some leading teams already on-board, and is bringing team collaboration to the mobile digital era. Team up!
Hillel Fuld CMO | Zula