Harvard Young, CTO
As Chief Technical Officer, Harvard Young brings over 12 years of experience and is responsible for overall product and platform technical strategy, innovation, strategic technical relationships and enterprise product and services. Harvard founded Pringo Inc. in 2006 with a vision to be the leading provider of enterprise social collaboration tools and platform; enabling companies to create compelling multi-tenancy deployments in many languages worldwide. At the platform's peak, Harvard's leadership aided in successful deployments of over 5+ million unique users per month within only a few weeks planning. Today, the development platform is utilized by enterprises as a core central component responsible for facilitating complex interactions between backend and and consumer-based devices and services and providing industry standard compatibility.
Harvard's experience brings together a wide range of skills that allow him to excel in web and mobile technology platforms that enable the foresight to develop rich long term technology roadmaps in a rapidly changing technology landscape. He has a degree in Computer Science from University of California Riverside and graduated with honors and actively participants in the Open Source community.
Jim Burk, CFO
Jim Burk is the CFO of MobileBits and brings over 30 years of digital media software, entertainment, recreation parks, multi-site locations and internet gaming experience in both public and private companies ranging in size from $65 million to $3 billion. Broad international exposure including Europe, Asia and South America. “Big Four” CPA (inactive) with proven success in developing and executing successful business strategies that improve operating effectiveness and increase profitability. Successful in mentoring and training staff into high performing teams. Prior to MobileBits Mr. Burk was the CFO of Nero AG, a leading digital media software developer and distributor. Prior, he was the CFO of YouBet.com, Palace Entertainment, United Cinemas International and held various finance and operating positions with NBC/Universal Studios. He also worked for Price Waterhouse.
Kent Kirschner, Vice President Global Business Development
Kent Kirschner is the Vice President Global Business Development at MobileBits, with responsibility managing the growth of Samy through retail, media and reseller partners. Kent brings two decades of experience working in the media, production and advertising industries. He began his career as a production manager working on National Geographic films in remote countries around the world. Since 1998, Kent has worked in a variety of roles with several major companies that are focused on publishing, digital advertising and social media.
As Director of Latin America for Universal Press, a leading provider and syndicator of editorial content, Kent grew the Latin America business unit by 80%. From there he went on to build and manage a chain of Hispanic newspapers that grew to be published in more than 30 U.S. markets. Moving from print media to digital, Kent joined Neighborhood America, a leading provider of enterprise social media platforms, and was charged with building an advertising and media business unit which included projects with AMEX, Scripps Networks (HGTV), Rodale and Kodak. Kent then went on to join Traffiq, one of the first demand side platform's (DSP) in the digital advertising industry as its Director for Latin America. While there, he built a publisher network of 300+ ad networks and independents generating almost 100 million monthly unique visitors.
Kent received a B.A. degree from Columbia University in Latin American Studies and was a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholar.