MobileSmith, a Raleigh-based startup focused on mobile app development, has shuffled its management with a new board chairman and a new CEO who was promoted from the ranks. Its previous CEO and chair is taking a reduced role.

The company says the changers were planned.

The company disclosed the changes Friday in an SEC filing. North Carolina Business News Wire’s Ryder Smith first reported the story.The shakeup took place on Jan. 17, the filing notes.

Amir Elbaz resigned as both chief executive officer and as chair.

However, he will remain a member of the board “primarily focusing on investor and public relations and regulatory and operational compliance,” the filing says. He will be paid $100,000.

Taking over as chair is board member Randy Tomlin. Tomlin, 57, who is a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in finance, will be paid $10,000 a month, the filing notes.

Bob Dieterle, the company’s president, was promoted to CEO. His compensation was not disclosed.

Tomlin’s background

“Until his retirement in February 2016, Mr. Tomlin, served as a Senior Vice President ­U­Verse Field Operations for AT&T, a position he has held since March 2008,” the filing notes.

“At U­Verse Field Operations for AT&T Mr. Tomlin was responsible for all field operations for AT&T U­verse, including service, installation at customer homes, repair and maintenance. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Tomlin was a President of AT&T Network – California and Nevada, where he was in charge of teams that engineered, built and maintained the networks that carried all network traffic in two states. Mr. Tomlin began his career with Southwestern Bell in 1982, and has held various managerial positions in Customer Service, Network and External Affairs throughout his 34­year career at AT&T. During his career with AT&T he also served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations Support, responsible for leading the Network Services Staff organization as well as the network standardization effort to move to common centers, best practices and a single suite of systems. Mr. Tomlin led many of SBC’s acquisitions integration activities, including AT&T, BellSouth, and Cingular.”

Dieterle’s background

“Bob Dieterle has been Company President since August 1, 2016, Chief Operating Officer since May 2014 and our Senior Vice President and General Manager since January 2011,” MobileSmith said in the filing.

“Mr. Dieterle is Chief Innovator of the Company’s flagship product, the MobileSmit Platform. Mr. Dieterle brings with him over 20 years of global technology experience from companies like IBM and Lenovo and is an accomplished thought leader in the adoption and commercialization of emerging technologies at the consumer and enterprise levels. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dieterle served as the Executive Director of World Wide Product Management and Marketing of Services at Lenovo from 2006 to 2009. Mr. 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.”