MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the stand-alone EMM leader, today announced that Ojas Rege has been named Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, reporting to CEO Barry Mainz.
"In the course of our search for a new marketing leader, it became clear that we needed someone who is absolutely passionate about the transformative power of enterprise mobility," said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron. "Ojas knows our products, our customers, our partners, and our competitors better than anyone and he is a perfect fit for this role."
"Mobile changes every rule in the CIO playbook," said Ojas Rege, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, MobileIron. "As the stand-alone leader in our industry, MobileIron lives, sleeps, and breathes this new world. We are singular in our focus of enabling customers to move from legacy to modern computing and establish competitive advantage through mobility."
Ojas has nearly 30 years of experience in technology, including 16 years in mobile. His perspective on enterprise mobility has been covered by Bloomberg, CIO Magazine, Financial Times, Forbes, and Reuters. He coined the term "Mobile First" on TechCrunch in 2007, one week after the launch of the first iPhone, to represent a new model of personal and business computing. He is co-inventor on seven mobility patents, including the enterprise app store and BYOD privacy.
Ojas joined MobileIron in 2008 to lead product and marketing. He developed the company's early product strategy and launched the MobileIron brand, making the company a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader less than 24 months from the time of its first product release. Over the years, Ojas held various leadership positions in MobileIron, including, most recently, strategy.
Prior to MobileIron, Ojas led the mobile product teams at Yahoo! and AvantGo, one of the earliest mobile innovators, and started his career in 1988 as product line manager at Oracle. Ojas has a B.S./M.S. in Computer Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford University. Ojas is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute for information security policy. He is also Board Chair for Pact, a nonprofit in Oakland, California that provides adoption services for children of color and their parents.
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.