TIP Solutions Names Marshall Brown CEO
Jun 18, 2015
06/17/2015 | 08:06pm US/Eastern
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The Board of Directors of Technology in Progress (TIP Solutions, Inc.) today announced the appointment of Marshall Brown as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Brown succeeds John Braun who will become Executive Chairman of the Board also effective immediately. Michael Unetich, a member of the TIP Solutions Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer said, "The Board has completed its search for a CEO to lead the next stage of TIP Solutions’ growth. We are delighted to have found that person in Marshall Brown, a highly accomplished telecom executive with a history of delivering results throughout his career. He brings to the role, among other assets, an extensive knowledge of mobile devices and good insight on where TIP Solutions fits within the mobile value chain.”
Mr. Braun said, "It is a great pleasure to welcome Marshall Brown to TIP Solutions. Over the course of his career, he has proven his ability to produce results by improving operations and motivating his teams. His experience and leadership are exactly what we need to accelerate the progress we have made. I look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our outstanding team in the coming months. "
Mr. Brown said, "I am honored by this appointment and excited about the opportunity to help lead TIP Solutions. As CEO, I will be focused on positioning the Company to compete in a rapidly changing mobile environment for the benefit of our customers, investors, and employees. I am confident that we have the customer proposition and the talent to make TIP Solutions successful over the long term. "
About Marshall Brown
Prior to joining TIP Solutions, Marshall was most recently consulting at Verifone working with the senior leadership team to transform the company and achieve cost savings across 130+ business processes. Mr. Brown gained much of his telecom experience prior to that in his work at Motorola. He served as Corporate Vice President and Chief of Staff for Motorola Mobility, Inc., where he played a critical role in Motorola Mobility's spin-off transaction from its former parent company, Motorola, Inc., as well as the sale of the company to Google in May 2012. Marshall previously served as integration manager for corporate development and was responsible for the successful integration of multiple acquisitions across all of Motorola’s businesses. Prior to that, he was business development manager for the Mobile Devices business, where he led and assisted with various acquisitions, investments, alliances and licensing agreements. He holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago. About Technology in Progress
TIP Solutions is a Chicago-based software start-up committed to bringing the best possible voice technology to smartphone users around the globe. We identified that the way we communicate had not fully evolved with today’s lifestyles and that there is a lack of useful options to manage real everyday communication problems. Our mission is to change mobile voice communications by creating solutions that fix the inefficient ways people communicate on their mobile phones today. www.tipsolutions.com
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