That was quick. A mere five days after saying goodbye to his cohorts at Microsoft, former Windows Phone GM Gavin Kim has landed at Mobile NQ as its Chief Product Officer. By joining the mobile privacy and security firm, Kim will be working with a couple of former Samsung colleagues at Mobile NQ -- co-CEO Omar Khan and PR maven Kim Titus. The real question is, with this being Gavin's third career stop in a year, how long will the reunion last?
NQ Mobile Hires Gavin Kim, Former General Manager for Windows Phone Product Marketing, as Chief Product Officer
Gavin to lead NQ Mobile's product, solutions and strategic partnership initiatives in the US and abroad, enabling new opportunities for growth worldwide.
DALLAS, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NQ Mobile Inc. NQ -1.27% , a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity, today announced that it has hired Gavin Kim to the newly created position of Chief Product Officer. Gavin will lead NQ Mobile's product, solutions and strategic partnerships, providing new opportunities for customer and business growth in the US and global markets.
Gavin joins NQ Mobile from Microsoft, where he served as the General Manager for Windows Phone Product Marketing. As General Manager, Gavin led Microsoft's product marketing and platform planning teams as well as Windows Phone application and developer ecosystem efforts.
Gavin has also held senior leadership positions with Samsung Mobile as Vice President of Content, Services and Enterprise Business, as well as with Motorola and Advanced Technology Ventures.
"As a true innovator in the mobile technology industry, Gavin's proven track record of providing high level leadership to the biggest names in mobile technology makes him the perfect addition to our growing family of talented professionals," said Omar Khan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NQ Mobile, "With Gavin on board driving our product roadmap, strategic partnerships and customer collaboration initiatives, NQ Mobile will be able to accelerate our product innovation and leadership."
"I am delighted to join the team as Chief Product Officer," said Gavin Kim. "User privacy and mobile security are significant concerns for both businesses and consumers alike. NQ Mobile has the leadership and global distribution to be able to address these issues head on - protecting us and our loved ones by developing solutions that keep our smart device data and content secure."