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Bubble Motion Appoints Tom Clayton, Former BEA Systems GM, as CEO

(PresseBox) (Mountain View, CA, ) Tom Clayton, previously the worldwide General Manager for BEA Systems' Telecom business, has joined Bubble Motion as CEO and President. This appointment comes as Bubble Motion expands rapidly in response to high customer demand for its services. As CEO, Tom will be responsible for defining the company's strategy and leading the company's global expansion.

Tom Clayton was appointed to the role based on his track record of success across a number of high profile leadership roles and his ability to thrive in entrepreneurial positions. In his various roles, Tom consistently succeeded in rapidly building very loyal, high-caliber organizations which capitalized on high-growth markets. Prior to BEA Systems, Tom also consulted at the very highest levels of Government and business and has attended some of the world's leading universities including Harvard Business School and UC Berkeley.

Gaurav Garg at Sequoia Capital commented: "Tom's appointment is great for Bubble Motion and for the whole of the Voice SMS market. Tom has consistently delivered incredible results and growth in numerous early stage markets and he understands the dynamics of the global telecom market extremely well. Looking at the quality of the management team and the technology that they are pioneering, I think it is fair to expect great things from Bubble Motion."

Tom Clayton, CEO and President, Bubble Motion said: "Many industry observers see a very bright future for 'Voice SMS' and I agree with them. I particularly admire Bubble Motion for having the vision and skills to create and grow a new sector in the way that they have. All that, combined with the quality of the management team and its investors made me sure that this was a company that I wanted to be involved with."

Bill Crawley, VP Bubble Motion commented: "Candidates of Tom's quality do not come along very often, so we are thrilled that he will be joining us. I think it is testament to the quality of our technology vision and our current team that we have been able to attract such an excellent candidate."

Bubble Motion, Inc.

Bubble Motion is the pioneer and global leader for 'voice SMS'. The company offers the award-winning BubbleTALK(tm) service, and works with mobile operators around the world to create a global network of asynchronous voice messaging and advanced voice content applications. Through its operator partnerships, BubbleTALK(tm) is available to over 140 million subscribers around the globe.

Bubble Motion is funded by Sequoia Capital, Comcast Interactive Capital and prominent angel investors. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has additional offices in Singapore, Shanghai, London, Helsinki, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, and Tokyo.

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