​MobileSmith announced that its chief executive officer and chairman of the board resigned, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is being replaced by the company’s president as CEO.

Randy Tomlin, a recently retired AT&T executive, takes over as chairman.

Amir Elbaz resigned both positions effective Jan. 17 but he will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors, according to the Jan. 20 SEC filing submitted on Friday. Elbaz will focus on investor and public relations and regulatory and operational compliance.

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President Bob Dieterle will serve as CEO, effective immediately.

Dieterle served as the president of the Raleigh-based company since Aug. 1, 2016, chief operating officer since May 2014 and senior vice president and general manager since January 2011. He is chief innovator of the company’s flagship product, the MobileSmith Platform.

Prior to working with MobileSmith, Dieterle gained over 20 years of experience in global technology from companies like IBM and Lenovo.

Dieterle has a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

MobileSmith began with a mission to provide an easy and powerful mobile application platform for tech-savvy individuals in an organization looking to create and manage native mobile apps. It is now the No. 1 provider of branded hospital apps in the U.S. with experience in health care, government and top commercial brands.

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