SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tapjoy, Inc., a leading mobile ad-tech and monetization platform, today announced that Laura D. Weinstein joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Weinstein, the latest addition to Tapjoy's seasoned leadership team, is responsible for the global, corporate and business unit legal affairs of the mobile advertising platform. Weinstein, previously SVP, General Counsel and Secretary for Symphony Teleca Corporation, has extensive global experience with a focus on technology, mobile, product development and connected devices. Weinstein reports directly to Tapjoy President and CEO Steve Wadsworth.
"Laura possesses tremendous legal and business knowledge, and her extensive experience in a global, high-growth software firm will be a tremendous asset to the company," said Steve Wadsworth, president and CEO, Tapjoy. "She has an impressive history of achievement and has been a strong leader throughout her legal career. Laura is joining Tapjoy at a key point in our growth and evolution as we add pivotal products to our portfolio and expand our global partner footprint. I'm delighted to have her join the Tapjoy team."
Weinstein brings deep legal and executive management experience to Tapjoy, including extensive international, M&A and high tech/mobile industry experience. For the past ten years, Weinstein has been an executive with Symphony Teleca Corporation where, as a member of the company's executive team, she managed all legal affairs for the company's worldwide operations including transactions, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and litigation as well as serving as legal advisor to the Company's board of directors. Before joining Symphony Teleca Corporation, Weinstein was Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at BrassRing, LLC, a leading provider of talent management solutions, as well as Associate General Counsel at Kaplan, Inc., a leading provider of educational services and wholly-owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.
Weinstein joins Tapjoy during a period of rapid growth and innovation for the company, which launched new rich media and video advertising solutions last fall and continues to sign up new, noteworthy brand advertisers and publishing partners. Recently, the company was named the Highest Rated Mobile Ad Network by VentureBeat, won the 2013 ME Award from Mobile Entertainment for the "Best Games Monetization Service," as well as the prestigious 2013 iResearch Marketing Award for "Best Mobile Application Recommendation and Advertising Platform."
Tapjoy is a mobile performance-based advertising platform that drives deep engagement and monetization opportunities for app publishers, while delivering valuable, engaged consumers to some of the world's biggest brand advertisers. Tapjoy has a reach of more than 450MM (December, 2013) mobile users each month and the Tapjoy Mobile Value Exchange® model allows users to receive premium content in exchange for their engagement with advertisements. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors, including J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Boston, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.tapjoy.com.
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