Antirion Announces New Chief Executive Officer / Convergence Corridor Provides Platform For Launch Of New Product To Overcome Shortcomings Of The Current Wireless Web
DENVER, COLORADO (July 27, 2001) -- Antirion, the wireless engine behind the TicketMaster-CitySearch site, the most highly trafficked website on the wireless web, announced today that Gary LaFever has become President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
“We’re happy to have Gary join our team,” said Andy Moeck, Antirion’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. “His vision and experience, coupled with his knowledge of structuring and implementing partnerships with leading Internet and telecom players, is just what we need to take Antirion to the next level.”
LaFever comes to Antirion from Internet2Anywhere, the Israeli-based wireless Internet infrastructure company backed by Citigroup Investments and ING Barings. Prior to Internet2Anywhere, he was EVP Business Development & COO of womenCONNECT.com, an Internet / New Media company backed by GE Capital and CNN. Before that he was VP and General Counsel at Nat Systems International, a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers backed French software developer. Prior to joining Nat Systems, Gary enjoyed a ten-year career with Hogan & Hartson LLP, a major international law firm headquartered in Washington, DC where he was a partner in their corporate / commercial / high-tech group. Previously, he was a Management Consultant with Accenture (then known as Andersen Consulting).
“I was very impressed with Antirion’s technology and the caliber of the team,” said LaFever. “Their decision to base operations in the ‘Convergence Corridor’ located in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies ensures continued access to first class personnel and infrastructure necessary to grow a successful company.” A recent Monster.com article by Allan Hoffman entitled High Tech, State by State highlighted Colorado as having the greatest concentration of high tech workers in the United States. “Antirion’s capabilities and expertise combined with the resources available to emerging companies in the ‘Convergence Corridor’ provide us with a solid platform for the release later this year of a new value-added application that overcomes many of the shortcomings of the current wireless web. Antirion’s Transactional Messaging (TXM) product will support real-time push m-commerce transactions with one-click fulfillment over existing second generation (2G) telecom platforms and devices without requiring special software in the device,” said LaFever.
About Antirion: Based in Denver, Colorado, Antirion helps to decipher the increasingly complex world of commerce and business by providing solutions that enable organizations to communicate information and perform transactions via wireless technology. Antirion’s new value-added application, Transactional Messaging (TXM), scheduled for release later this year, will support real-time push m-commerce with one-click fulfillment over existing second generation (2G) telecom platforms and devices without requiring special software in the devices.