VP Sales & Marketing @ Axel Technologies
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Markus Kaarto's Summary
Corporate strategy, overall management, business development and marketing professional with an international track record of solving complex problems and delivering business results.
Expertise in mobile SW companies. Built up and being part of building organizations from startup to successful multinational corporations with a broad product and technology portfolio.
Wide range of contacts within the mobile industry in Europe, US and Asia.
Proven skills in the areas of strategic & business development, product definition, marketing and partner management. Working hard and smart, self-motivated, organized and aggressive, ambitious and driven to be successful.
Strategy, sales, business development, software marketing, market entry, product & market strategy in mobile products and software companies.
Markus Kaarto's Experience
VP Sales & Marketing
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry
February 2009 – Present (4 years 5 months) Turku, Finland
Axel Technologies is a global pioneer in broadcast and Internet TV technology. Axel provides device manufacturers solutions that help bring easy-to-use mobile TV & Video products for the global markets. Axel's latest product, Fuugo, is the world’s first TV application for personalizing a content stream by blending content choices from broadcast, mobile and Internet TV as well as using social media to recommend such programs to the social network. More information about the product from www.fuugo.tv
In addition to being part of the company management team, my personal tasks at Axel are to lead the worldwide sales organization with people in Finland, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and USA. I’m also in charge of the marketing with having resources for such in Finland and California.
During the past 3 years, we've defined & developed a new product, Fuugo, that brings a totally new way of watching TV and Internet Videos into mobile devices! Fuugo now supports, Windows, Mac OS X, Meego, Android and iOS. It has won awards of being the most innovative mobile video product and is now being licensed by several mobile OEMs, service providers and on-demand media companies around the world!
Recently, I’ve also taken the responsibility of starting Axel’s move into the direct Consumer Business. Fuugo applications are now available for the first time directly to end users on all major operating systems.
Consultant & Founder
February 2007 – Present (6 years 5 months) Helsinki, Finland
Founder of a consulting company specializing in providing strategy development, market entry, business development and marketing services for enterprises wanting to grow their business into new product or geographical areas.
Examples of the customer projects for Curvyplanet:
* Helping a Canadian company, GestureTek Mobile for close to 2 years to develop their market very successfully in Europe.
* Developing a product and sales strategy for a US/China based company, Cidana Inc, for around 2 years in building their Mobile SW solution for Europe.
* Purple Labs from France used Curvyplanet’s services to build a business strategy after MBO and to help with locating business in Asia.
My other customers; PathPartner Technology Consulting Pvt Ltd and Nowon Technologies Pvt Ltd from India are part of Curvyplanet’s solution portfolio that I have represent case by case.
I have not had time for my own company after taking full responsibility of the sales and marketing for Axel Technologies. Therefore, I’ve put Curvyplanet aside for time being.
Director of Sales & Business Development
Public Company; 201-500 employees; IVII; Computer Software industry
June 2006 – April 2007 (11 months) Fremont, California
Responsible for the operations of InterVideo's handheld business unit in Europe; directing the development to suit needs of European customers, sales for mobile OEMs and establishing partnerships.
InterVideo was acquired by Corel Corporation in the end of 2006 and in April 2007, the handheld BU span out as Cidana Corporation.
Director, Technical Marketing
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FLEX; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry
June 2003 – June 2006 (3 years 1 month) Fremont, California
Emuzed was a multimedia solutions company. We created multimedia hardware and software, products and technologies for the Embedded market.
I started and was in charge of Emuzed's sales & marketing in Europe leading it into a multi-million dollar annual business. Emuzed was acquired by Flextronics International Ltd in Feb 2005 and merged into Aricent Inc in 2006.
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