BELLINGHAM, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - US Mine Makers, Inc. (OTC Pink: UMKR)
UMKR is pleased to announce the management team who, along with some of the brightest scientists and computer software engineers with expertise in video search, multimedia analysis, design and procession technology, will add great value to enhancing our overall product and technological capabilities. The team will prepare UMKR for new areas of growth within Leexoo Technologies and Vid3G, "The Next generation social video sharing mobile application for Asia/North America."
Roy Bosa, President and CEO, comments, "I am quite impressed with the skills and connections of the existing and new members of the management team." This group of talented people will enable UMKR to compete in Asia and North America's online advertising, social networking and mobile Internet spaces with a significant advantage.
UMKR has assembled an International management team with a clear understanding of both Asian and Western cultures [China, Hong Kong, US/ Canada/ Europe] coupled with strong technical and business / entrepreneurial skills working with cutting edge experience with innovative technologies.
Dan Clayton - CTO - Vid3G/Leexoo
As a successful Internet IT entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Clayton excels in continuous innovation in internet application. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Computer Science & Engineering. Previously he was at DigitalNet where he was a Co- founder & CTO. The company was sold in 2004. Dan Clayton also works with the Institute of Computing Technology, China Academy of Sciences. He specializes in the field of video search and multimedia analysis and procession technology. He leads a seventy person research team of professors and doctoral degree holders. The company has identified significant management talent that is in fact advising the company.
Dany Bolduc Senior Marketing Advisor -
Mr. Bolduc's career encompasses over 20 years in executive, senior management and sales leadership roles in the telecommunications, e-commerce and travel industries across North America, Europe and Asia. For the past 4 years, he has had directorship roles managing business units with P&L accountability of budgets in excess of US$500M. He has a lot of experience establishing and managing high performing regional sales, marketing and operations teams across Asia Pacific including Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Australia. He believes organizational performance is predicated by strong leadership, strategic thinking and planning, understanding 'cause and effect,' alignment with individual roles and deliverables, continual measurement and adjustment vis-à-vis objectives, and outstanding relationships with all stakeholders including customers, partners and co-workers. His teams have consistently outperformed and over-achieved targets, and been contributors of best practices implemented globally. With a broad and diversified background in general management, finance, sales, mobile platform strategy and applications, traditional and digital marketing including social media, partnership and joint venture formation, channel management and distribution, product and supply chain management, he has a 360 degree perspective of what it takes to be successful in complex business and cultural environments, whether in emerging or mature domestic markets, enterprise and consumer. Passion, hard work and a no-BS approach to getting things done (along with a bit of humour) are inherent in his nature and personality. Over the years, these characteristics have enabled him to build up a solid network of C-level, senior management and government contacts throughout ASEAN. He's also actively involved in the Singapore start-up community as an advisor and mentor, angel investor and liaison with asset holders and funding institutions including venture capital.
Mr. Bolduc was Vice President - Thailand, Malaysia & Vietnam - BlackBerry from August 2010 - September 2011 (1 year 2 months) Singapore. He reported to the Regional MD for Southeast Asia and was responsible for expansion of BlackBerry smartphone sales across retail and enterprise channels, including open-market distribution. General management and P&L accountability for a US$550M budget in FY12. Oversaw all in-market activities including formation of regional go-to-market strategies, ATL/BTL and digital marketing including social media, NPI launch cycles and programs, local entity formation, and legal, HR and financial matters.
Mr. Bolduc served as Regional Director - Asia Pacific; Benelux & Scandinavia for BlackBerry January 2005 - July 2010 (5 years 7 months) Hong Kong and Paris, France. He was responsible for the management and expansion of BlackBerry sales and commercial relations with Vodafone mobile operators and affiliates across Asia Pacific and Europe. Managed team of 15+ employees in sales, marketing and operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Mumbai; 12+ employees in Paris, Brussels and Maastricht. Spearheaded the inception and implementation of best-practice programs globally. Negotiated several exclusive supply agreements for hero product status with operators.
Matthew Harrington appointed as COO
A focused, business entrepreneur with twenty-five years of experience in private and public sectors; building companies in the areas of information technology, consulting & professional services. Expertise in leveraging client contacts to drive more business volume in multiple locations; while developing new business opportunities and growth with existing clients. Most recently, a senior business development consultant working with emerging growth companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange [TSX & TSX Venture], American Stock Exchange/NYSE, OTC Bulletin Board and Open Market & Entry Standard. Reputation for strong leadership and strategic thinking.
About US Mine Makers, Inc.
US Mine Makers, Inc. specializes in working with under performing companies and bringing together the resources needed for them to attain financial stability and growth. Our focus is on companies showing a positive upside while striving to bring new technologies and unique products to market.
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