WebRTC Leader Temasys Deepens Management Team as It Expands Into Silicon Valley
Posted On June 29, 2016 by Chip Wilcox in Ecosystem, News
Former Cisco Exec Bent Rye named CEO, Chip Wilcox moves to Global CMO; Chad Hoke Named SVP Worldwide Sales Sherwin Sim CTO, Nadine Yap CPO, David Ng CFO; Appointments establish a stronger North American and Silicon Valley Presence
SINGAPORE and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Temasys, a global Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) leader in real-time communications within apps and on the web based upon WebRTC, announced the appointment of a series of new key executives and changes to its management team. The additions bring both depth and experience to Temasys’ leadership team, strengthening the company worldwide, while also increasing the company’s presence in Silicon Valley and across North America.
Joining Temasys in North America and Silicon Valley are Bent Rye, as CEO, Chad Hoke as SVP of Worldwide Sales, Sherwin Sim as CTO, and David Ng as CFO. Singapore based Chip Wilcox, who served as CEO the past two years, has taken on the role of Global CMO for the company, with Nadine Yap being named Chief Product Officer.
“Being at the forefront of the emerging market of real-time communications in apps is an exciting space to be in,” said Temasys’ founder and director Tom Preststulen. “Our team, under Chip Wilcox, has done a fantastic job of building out a technology platform and acquiring our initial customers. Now with these new additions, the company can focus on accelerating customer acquisition, deepening our technology offerings and achieving more dramatic growth.”
Rye, who is based in Silicon Valley, joins Temasys after almost 20 years with Cisco. There he held leadership positions on both the local and global market levels, with responsibilities in Europe and at the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. Rye brings broad experience in direct and partner sales, scaling of business operations and high-value deal management.
“This is an exciting time for both Temasys and me. The company is at the right place at the right time, with the right values to bring to its customers when it comes to enabling real-time interactions everywhere,” Rye said. With his appointment and that of Hoke’s, Temasys is firmly establishing itself as a Silicon Valley company, with both operational and management team members based there.
Chad Hoke, SVP of Sales, draws upon over 20 years experience building high-performance sales and channel teams for SAP, Sage, and Corel. At Temasys Hoke leads worldwide sales for both its plug-in technology as well as its Skylink platform from Palo Alto, CA. Most recently he led all aspects of go-to-market for cloud start-ups in the e-learning, accounting and project management sectors with a proven track record scaling revenue from start-up to IPO.
Sherwin Sim, CTO, brings over ten years experience in voice and video over IP, enterprise and mobile product development, and agile software development processes. He is the former CTO of Magor and previously held development and leadership roles at CounterPath Corporation and MKC Networks. As CTO, Sim is responsible for the architecting and development of Temasys’ technology stack, partner integration, and developer relations from Temasys’ offices in Palo Alto, CA and Ottawa, Ontario.
The Singapore operations of Temasys are led by Global Chief Marketing Officer Chip Wilcox. Wilcox has over 25 years of international experience with a track record in leadership, general management, planning, product, and operations management. For the past two years, he served as Temasys’ CEO. Previously he was the Product Manager for Yahoo! Mail and Messenger in Southeast Asia and held senior roles in Digital Media, Healthcare, Consulting, Insurance and Financial Services with Yahoo!, International SOS, CapGemini, and others.
Joining Wilcox in Singapore are Nadine Yap as Chief Product Officer and David Ng as CFO. Yap has over two decades of experience in technology product and program management experience, having worked with early and late stage startups as well as tech giants like Amazon.com and Yahoo! She was VP Product at Viki which was acquired by Rakuten, Director of Product Marketing for Y! Southeast Asia, and Technical Product and Program Manager at Amazon.com working most recently on AWS there.
David Ng is an international CFO and finance professional who has focused on intellectual property and start-ups throughout his career. A professional chartered accountant, investment banker and CFO, Ng brings to Temasys deep operational and Board level expertise across an array of market disruption sectors in media, biotech/pharmaceuticals, software, and brand licensing.
Temasys Communications is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company based in Singapore and Palo Alto, CA providing full stack solutions for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC), an emerging standard for real-time communications in apps and on the web. Temasys products include the Skylink Platform and the Temasys WebRTC Plug-In for IE and Safari.
Temasys is recognized for its expertise in leveraging the WebRTC standard and is actively engaged in its development. Team members participate on W3C and IETF WebRTC standards committees.
For more information visit the Temasys website at http://temasys.io/
Danielle Prager, for Temasys