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Former Skype Executive Lee Ott Named President of POP

Product Executive to Head Operations for Mobile Crowd-solving App Maker   Irvine, CA – May 3, 2016 – POP, the leading platform for mobile crowd-solving applications, has named technology industry veteran Lee Ott as the new company President, and had appointed him to its Board of Directors. Ott comes to POP as the former Partner Director of Product Management at Skype, where he was responsible for the vision and planning of Skype’s core assets including the video experience, messaging experience, content and advertising, and Skype for Android and Skype for iOS. Ott is a deeply experienced Product Leader, having previously run Product Marketing and Product Management for WebOS Software at HP / Palm, and having held several leadership positions at Yahoo!, including Senior Director of Mobile, Senior Director for Yahoo! Local, and Director of Advanced Products. Ott is the co-holder of numerous technology patents across a range of areas from communications to search. Directly prior to Skype, Ott was the founder and CEO of RokketLaunch, the developer of a communication and messaging platform that leveraged Big Data. POP is the maker of the popular POPin product, which enables executives and leaders to solve critical topics or management issues by crowd-sourcing input from their employees and teams, and then crowd-solving the most critical points by leveraging the collective knowledge of the organization. POPin is being successfully used to give HR department insights into the motivations behind annual employee survey results, for new executives to identify critical issues in their new organizations, and for business teams to vote on shared project priorities. “I am extremely excited to join the vibrant team at POP who share a vision for enabling organizational health and driving lasting employee engagement,” Ott said. “This is something every leader and every organization needs to succeed, and POP has a fantastic product and vision for how to deliver this at scale.” In his new role as President of POP, Ott will provide product leadership and drive operational excellence for the company, enabling POP founder and CEO Hayes Drumwright to focus more of his energy on sales, marketing and revenue generation. “We are quite fortunate to have a tech executive of Lee Ott’s caliber join our company as President,” Drumwright said. “Lee brings a unique combination of technology and product expertise as well as organizational management skills that will accelerate POPin’s adoption and impact to our customer’s organizations.”   About POP: POPin is a crowd-solving mobile platform that helps organizations harness the power of people by bringing new ideas and viewpoints into focus to make initiatives succeed. The app leverages crowdsourcing and crowd-solv­ing to meet specific business challenges and provide a common voice for collaboration. POPin also offers SaaS, web interfaces and dedicated engagement managers to deliver timely and innovative impacts to relevant corporate objectives. For more information, visit www.popinnow.com.   ###   Media contact:   Gutenberg Communications Michael Gallo 212-239-8594 [email protected]