REDMOND, Wash., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WildTangent today announced that Matt Shea, current company Executive Vice President, has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Retiring CEO Mike Peronto will continue serving on WildTangent's board of directors.
Shea started with WildTangent in 2002 and most recently oversaw the company's product development and technology efforts. As CEO, his first priority will be to expand the global presence of the company's new offering for mobile, Application Management Platform (AMP).
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead WildTangent and to continue serving our customers and partners," said Shea. "Backed by our technology, strong partner ecosystem and market demand, our future is especially bright. I look forward to leading our dedicated team forward and growing the company together as we enter an exciting new phase."
"I joined WildTangent 13 years ago to help transform it from a start-up into a global distribution power," said Mike Peronto. "I am especially proud of the company's momentum today. As a continuing member of the board of directors, we know that Matt is the right person to take WildTangent to the next level."
Shea has spent the past 18 years in technology, both designing and leading product development. The Puget Sound Business Journal named him to its "40 Under 40" list for his outstanding achievements. Shea holds numerous patents in the area of digital currency, advertising and consumer technology. He began his career at Sony Interactive Studios while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of California at San Diego.
About WildTangent (www.wildtangent.com/corporate)
With over 20 billion apps delivered, WildTangent is the leading worldwide, cross-device technology company focused on the distribution and monetization of mobile and online apps. The company builds mobile apps and operates a digital advertising platform and entertainment services. The company's latest offering, Application Platform Management (AMP), dramatically simplifies the app management process for device manufacturers and mobile operators. Companies that use WildTangent technology for their devices include AT &T, T-Mobile, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and ACER.
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