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February 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Brazilian wireless company hires ex-Microsofties for new HQ in Seattle

Spring Wireless, a Brazlian company that manages wireless services for companies, today announced that it has hired several former Microsoft executives who are opening Spring’s U.S. headquarters in Seattle.


It plans to hire 50 U.S. employees over the next 18 months, with 35 based in Seattle. Globally, the company now employs 650 people.
The expansion was enabled in part by $66 million in funding the company received in August from Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates and Brazil’s Ideaisnet. Spring was founded in Sao Paulo in 2001 and now operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Spring’s new U.S. general manager is Shakil Haroon, who has 10 years of sales and management experience at Microsoft and Intel, and another 10 years of experience at startups.
Other U.S. execs include Liron Shaked, vice president of business development and marketing, and Kelly Malone, vice president of U.S. sales. Malone previously led the Microsoft sales team supporting marketing and sales of Motorola smartphones, rugged handhelds and set-top boxes globally. Shaked spent eight years at Microsoft, most recently leading the worldwide consumer partner team.
Spring deploys and manages devices, software and services for corporate customers, claiming to reduce deployment times and cost of ownership compared to traditional mobile providers.

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