The Visage team is led by a deep bench of bona fide geeks with experience in wireless communications and enterprise computing. They have successfully built Internet and wireless start-ups as well as helped grow established global corporations.
Bzur Haun – President and CEO
As president and CEO of Visage Mobile, Bzur leads all facets of the business, including the strategy and operations of Visage. Bzur brings more than 15 years of executive experience in sales, managed services, and Internet business with companies such as Asurion Managed Wireless, Accenture, Cambridge Technology Partners and DigitalThink. With nearly a decade of experience specifically in the enterprise mobility space, Bzur has worked with a large number of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies as they have navigated through large scale deployments of mobile assets and services. In these implementations, his organizations pioneered device financing in the early years of smartphone adoption, comprehensive device insurance offerings, and unparalleled reverse logistics programs – all of which contributed significantly to the adoption of mobility in the enterprise. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
As Vice President of Customer Operations, Steve leads several areas including Customer Success, Operations, Sales Engineering and Marketing. Steve contributes over 18 years of experience in wireless and SaaS to the Visage team, including senior management positions at companies such as Verizon Wireless, AirTouch and WebEx. Steve brings deep wireless expertise to Visage Mobile via his decade-plus tenure at Verizon Wireless where he held a broad array of responsibilities including strategic marketing, service pricing, customer loyalty and technology implementations such as CDMA networks. While at WebEx, Steve led the customer-base marketing efforts focused on application adoption and customer lifecycle management. Steve holds a degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis
As the Vice President of Products and Engineering, Venkat provides the technical vision and leads the next wave of innovation and product expansion at Visage. He also assumes the day-to-day responsibility and management of the Engineering and Product teams. Venkat came to Visage in 2007 via the acquisition of Agistics Inc. that started building the MobilityCentral product. Venkat has played an active role in the product since inception. Prior to joining Agistics, Venkat worked on an enterprise e-commerce application at Moai Technologies for a number of years where he held several roles in Engineering and Professional Services. The application helped enterprises such as GE Power, GE Energy, Target and Textron save several millions of dollars in sourcing costs. Prior to Moai Technologies, Venkat was at Incyte Genomics building web based applications that helped analyze extensive data coming out of the effort to map the human genome. Venkat’s extensive knowledge and experience in building scalable, intuitive web-based enterprise applications makes him a valuable asset to Visage Mobile.
Jim Kiles – Vice President of Corporate Development
As Vice President of Corporate Development, Jim is responsible for channel and lead generation partnerships and investor strategies and relationships. Jim brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and business development, senior management and financing, including a five year stint at Intel Capital where he was responsible for Internet Services and Media investments. He also architected and managed Intel’s $500M+ software services spin out, Convera (CNVR), becoming Chief Strategy Officer. Jim has broad entrepreneurial experience as a startup CEO (Eyetide Media), Director and Investor (MediaOne, Next Agenda, Living Networks and MyStand). He holds BA and JD degrees from Syracuse University.
Neil Cohen – Vice President of Marketing
Neil Cohen has more than has 30 years of experience creating, building and managing brands for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including SEGA, Hilton, Arby’s and McDonalds.
Prior to Visage, Neil has been the principal of Cohen & Company, a San Francisco- based brand and marketing strategy firm that has done work for Yahoo!, Blue Shield, Friendster, San Francisco State University, SFO, Audience, Alibaba and more than 100 startups.
Neil has held Vice President positions at SEGA, Hilton, Arby’s and Zircon Corporation and was a founding partner of Gelman & Gray Communications (purchased by Chiat Day) Douglas Consulting Group (purchased by Cohn & Wolf).
Neil currently teaches Marketing at SF State University and previously taught at the University Of Southern California School Of University College of Business Journalism. He has been a guest speaker at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida, Gainesville and a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.