XAPPmedia, the leader in interactive voice engagement for brands and media, today announced that Kirk Owen has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Owen most recently served as a senior business development manager for Amazon on the Alexa team. While at Amazon, Kirk worked with developers to bring Alexa skills to market for gaming, finance, retail, and media. Prior to Amazon, Owen served as General Manager of TotalCast for Capitol Broadcasting Company, served as CEO of Zenph, was an Executive Producer for The Walt Disney Company’s gaming division Playdom, and was co-founder and CEO of Merscom. He earned an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Duke University.
XAPPmedia, provider of the first interactive audio advertising service, announced today the addition of Paul Burden as senior vice president of sales and advertiser relations to its executive team. A former Microsoft executive that led federal sales for the technology giant for over 15 years, Paul will work with advertisers and agencies to solve their challenge of connecting with ultramobile consumers through audio apps.