MAZ Adds New Hires from Apple, Google, Adobe, Hearst; Company Moves Into New
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MAZ Digital Inc., a cloud-based
publishing platform for tablet and mobile devices, has added key staff from
Apple, Google, Adobe, Hearst, and video ad network YuMe as well as moved into
new office spaces for both their New York City and Delhi, India headquarters.
"The $1 million round of seed funding that we announced in November was a huge
milestone for MAZ," said Paul Canetti, CEO. "We are now scaling up our
operations both on the business development side as well as on the technology
side. With the recent launch of the Forbes Magazine app for iPad and more
great things in the pipeline, it's a very exciting time to be at MAZ."
The executives added to the New York and Delhi offices include:
oKatie Keener comes to MAZ with deep publishing and sales credentials. She
will work as Business Development Manager in the company's New York City
office. She previously worked on the re-launch of Citizen NY, an
interactive magazine created for iPad, and prior to that she worked at
Hearst as the Fashion Account Manager for Town & Country, where she
managed all American fashion, Menswear and Bridal accounts, and developed
a new strategy to boost the Menswear category.
oHemant Dabral will join the development team continuing to build for the
iOS platform as well as working on the forthcoming MAZ Android solution.
Hemant formerly worked at Adobe on the Acrobat team, and he will be
headquartered in the Delhi, India office.
oJoseph Madden will join MAZ as a Business Development Manager in the New
York office. Joe comes from Google where he focused on local marketing for
the social network Google+, specifically working with entertainment and
media companies including publishers.
oKriste Marciulionis joins MAZ as an Account Manager and will be based in
the New York office. She holds a Master's degree in Cognitive Studies in
Education - Intelligent Technologies from Columbia University, a degree
that specializes in cognitive behavior as it relates to electronic
devices. She comes to MAZ from Apple where she worked as a Family Room
oMichael Ram is working as a Business Development Manager based in the New
York office. He comes to MAZ with a publishing and technology background
that he honed at YuMe, the digital video advertising network that DigiDay
named the "Best Video Ad Network of 2012". He worked on YuMe for
Publishers, a suite of software products for the publishing and app
"This mix of talent, coming from publishing, technology, social media and
sales, will elevate MAZ to a new level," said Mr. Canetti. "We will continue
to focus on hiring amazing talent from the likes of Google, Apple, Hearst,
Adobe, and YuMe. As it stands, fully one-quarter of our company is made up of
former Adobe developers. We want to be as robust a technology company as
possible in order to quickly adapt to the changing needs of the publishing
About MAZ Digital Inc. MAZ Digital Inc. (mazdigital.com) is a cloud-based
digital publishing platform that allows publishers to create rich digital
experiences for their readers and distribute to and manage their own tablet
apps easily, affordably and without having to hire a developer. Founded by
former Apple and Adobe employees, MAZ gives publishers easy-to-use tools to
make their existing content come to life by adding interactive features such
as web content, videos, audio, social media sharing tools, etc., all on one
dynamic platform. Best of all, they can do all this without having to learn a
single line of code or dedicate enormous amounts of time and resources.
CONTACTS: Anne Donohoe / Brittany Fraser
KCSA Strategic Communications
212.896.1261 / 212.896.1251
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE MAZ Digital Inc.
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.