Zynga's Wilson Kriegel Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paltalk, the largest provider of live
video chat communities, announced today a key addition to its executive
leadership team with the appointment of Wilson Kriegel as President and COO.
Kriegel's vast experience in driving growth at start-ups and innovation-driven
companies in the mobile and gaming industry will prove invaluable as Paltalk
continues to focus on more aggressive growth of its existing desktop business
and accelerating adoption across mobile and tablet devices. Kriegel's focus
will be product feature innovation, usability and driving user and revenue
growth, including premium, in-app currency and advertising across platforms.
"Wilson brings extensive knowledge and experience in quickly identifying
trends and opportunities as well as executing operationally and with partners
accordingly. His background is ideal for driving the growth that lies ahead
for Paltalk," said Jason Katz, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paltalk.
Kriegel was most recently at Zynga, where he worked with the executives of the
mobile division. Before that, he was Chief Revenue Officer at OMGPOP, which
was acquired earlier this year by Zynga for $210 Million. OMGPOP was a social
and mobile game developer that created the global hit franchise "Draw
Something". At OMGPOP he was responsible for games publishing across web,
Facebook and mobile platforms; including business development, advertising
monetization, direct marketing and product monetization.
As President and COO at Paltalk, Kriegel will oversee operational functions
for Paltalk's core product, its mobile apps and portfolio of communications
services across all platforms. He will also be responsible for revenue and
user growth, research and business development.
"I'm excited to join Paltalk, already a leader in live video chat, perfectly
positioned to capitalize on the explosion of activity in video communication.
There is significant growth potential in this category - and a real
opportunity to build on an already profitable business. Driven by consumer and
business demand, group video chat across all platforms, especially mobile, is
growing rapidly worldwide and this is just the beginning. As with Twitter or
Instagram, staying connected via mobile, sharing content and meeting new
people globally have become a part of everyday life."
Paltalk is a leading provider of audio and video communications solutions,
with over 150 million registered users and nearly 10 million unique users
around the world. Paltalk is available on PC, mobile and tablet devices for
consumers and businesses. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection
of video-based communities anywhere with hundreds of thousands of
conversations taking place simultaneously. Paltalk, which specializes in "one
to many" communications, offers a family of services that power live online
social networks where users take part via video chat, calling and text
messaging. Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation and owns 16
patents that cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games
and video conferencing.
Contact: Margo Mendez-Penate, +1-646-291-6055, Margo@sparkpr.com
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