Rudolph Lowy - Chairman
Rudy has extensive experience in starting and managing companies and particular expertise in the insurance industry. Among numerous career highlights. He started Developers Insurance Co. (California), the first insurance company in the US devoted to taking completion risk on public infrastructure projects undertaken by private developers, launched a surety division for Clal Insurance Co. (Tel Aviv) to handle completion risk on residential projects (the first such program in Israel) and negotiated the first reinsurance treaty in the United States devoted to providing capacity specifically for completion risk on infrastructure projects for private developers.
Rudy has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a Masters of Business Administration, both from UCLA, and is based in our Los Angeles office.
Thom Jordan - CEO
Thom has 20+ years experience successfully leading and managing the development, day-to-day operations and growth of new and mature companies. Most notably, he has a successful process improvement/start-up record of turning a bleeding bottom line into profitability by focusing the teams on new revenue realizations, service delivery improvements, and cost reductions.
Prior to joining Ping, Thom served as President at Net2Phone and IDT, a global Fortune 1000 telecommunications company (NYSE: IDT), where he is credited with turning around and growing an unprofitable Voice over IP (VoIP) business to profitability and major EBIDTA contributor. Thom served as Director, Global Services at Global Crossing (now part of Level 3 Communications), where he created and lead an international team to market products, secure outsourcing opportunities and manage revenue from initial sales and installation, to first billing and ongoing service delivery. Thom also served as Director of Provisioning at Prism Communications and, before that, various management and operational positions at Verizon.
Thom also currently serves as Trustee of NJ211 Partnership (www.NJ211.org), a non-profit health and human resource services information provider serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Thom has a dual Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from New York University-Stern. He also has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University and is based in our New York office.
Ofer Mizrahi - General Manager
Ofer is Ping's senior executive in Israel and is responsible for technology, research and development, and our Israeli business opportunities and relationships. Ofer has extensive experience in high-tech management and research and development, primarily in the telecommunications and Internet sectors. Prior to joining Ping, Ofer served as VP of research and development at Kayote Networks, Inc., a leader in the Voice over IP (VoIP) industry, and co-founded and served as Vice President of EdgeLogic, a start-up innovator of next-generation home telephone services, where his responsibilities also included business development and raising capital.
Ofer also served as Vice President of Development for Deltatree Inc. (OTCBB:DDDC), a publicly traded company providing VoIP products and series to end users, suppliers and major telcos. During his tenure at Deltatree, Ofer played a leadership role in navigating the company from start-up phase to IPO, and helped it achieve the status as a major player in the VoIP industry. Ofer also has experience as a programmer, and utilized these skills in various Israeli software and hardware companies.
Ofer has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is based in Ping's Israel office.
Simon Swanson - Director of Marketing and Products
Simon is responsible for overseeing the company's marketing initiatives, and for leading Ping's product development activities. His strong background in end-user marketing and product definition enables Simon to lead Ping's product initiatives, and he serves as the primary liaison between our sales/ marketing team and our research and development group.
A former KPMG certified accountant, Simon joined Ping Mobile after six years at Spiral Solutions, ultimately serving in the capacity of Vice President of Marketing. His experience spans both consumer marketing as well as brand and product management, including vast experience in mobile marketing. At Spiral Solutions, Simon was responsible for overseeing all online and mobile marketing activities in the US, UK and Europe, as well as providing end-user requirement definitions for a range of new mobile products and applications.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration) from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and is based in Ping's Israel office.
Candice McFarlane - Director of Client Services
Candice began her career as a Media Buyer for BBDO NY. After finding success working with clients such as Lens Crafters and Texaco she transitioned into the role of Entertainment Analyst for OMD. In this role Candice was responsible for identifying opportunities for clients to enhance their traditional media spend through entertainment properties. Candice secured and produced original television specials, sponsorship of music events and product placement for clients such as Visa, PepsiCo and McDonald's. Working closely with account managers, creative teams and media buyers, Candice gained experience in all areas of advertising and client relationship management.
Prior to joining the Ping Mobile team, Candice had a successful freelance marketing business where she designed multi-platform strategies for an array of clients ranging from clothing companies to production studios. In her role as Director of Client Services, Candice's primary focus is to ensure that all clients receive the dynamic support that Ping Mobile is known for.
Candice holds a dual degree in Marketing and Management from Georgetown University, and is based in our New Jersey Office.