Motricity is adding two general managers to its management team.
The provider of wireless content and services is adding Rex Ishibashi as general manager for media and entertainment sales and Daniel Rizer as GM for global carrier business.
The hires are the latest in a series of executive moves made by Motricity since it closed on a new round of $30 million in venture capital earlier this year. Motricity recently hired a chief information officer and a vice president for marketing.
“The key to Motricity’s success lies with our ability to attract the most experienced, talented leaders from the best businesses in the industry,” said Ryan Wuerch, Motricity’s chairman and chief executive officer. “With their impressive industry knowledge and combined experience, Rex Ishibashi and Daniel Rizer strengthen Motricity’s drive to cement the leadership position in the mobile content industry.”
Ishibashi is a former executive with Electronic Arts and Wired magazine. Rizer is a former managing director of the communications practice at BearingPoint and a partner at IBM Business Consulting Services and Accenture.
Ishibashi has worked as an executive advisor to technology and media companies including Elevation Partners, Matrix Memory, Kontiki, Linden Lab, Chow Magazine, Silver Lake Partners and Pulse. He also was vice president of business and corporate development at Electronic Arts.
Ishibashi graduated from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Rizer’s most recent position was as IBM’s Next Generation Network/Network Transformation leader of the Americas Group. He also was responsible for IBM services with Verizon and Verizon Wireless.
Rizer earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Auburn University and a Master of Science in management information systems from Boston University.