Urban Airship snags former Skype exec as Chief Revenue Officer

If your revenue is trending, it’s always good to have someone focused on it. And Urban Airship just landed a doozy.

The company has just announced that former Skype exec Christopher Dean has joined Urban Airship as Chief Revenue Officer. All Things D broke the news.

Dean, who was a victim of a Tony Bates housecleaning last summer, says several months on the beach eased the sting of his ouster. After considering CEO positions at some early-stage companies, and looking around in the mobile, social and messaging areas, Dean said he decided that the role at Urban Airship — which specializes in managing push notifications for mobile services — fits well with his background in messaging and communications.

For a town that often hears cries of “lack of C-level talent,” this is a big win for a local company.

Scott Kveton, CEO, posted on the hire on UA’s blog:

As things here on the ship continue to elevate, we are excited to welcome Christopher Dean (a.k.a CD) to the team as our Chief Revenue Officer. Before joining Urban Airship he was the Head of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Skype. CD comes to us with 20 years of Internet and IP communications experience in the B2C and B2B markets and has consulted with the likes of Apple, Adobe Systems, IBM, Oracle, and Placeware (acquired by Microsoft). So we are confident that he is going to lead our sales and BD efforts to the next level.

For more information, read the press release.

  1. Fantastic news, welcome to town Christopher.

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