Wayne YurtinPresident, Screaming Velocity Inc.
Our CEO's career began in the early 80's when he worked as a software engineer for Apple's CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) group at the factory where Apple built the first Macintosh computers. After his tenure at Apple, Wayne co-founded AllPen Software, Inc., a company focused on software technology for mobile & wireless devices. Under Wayne, AllPen developed the world's first mobile HTML browser, NetHopper®, which Apple pre-installed on their first ever mobile devices. The company was acquired by Spyglass, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG) where Wayne led their Professional Services activities focused on both the mobile device and interactive TV industry.
Wayne went on to start Rocket Mobile, bringing together mobile wireless industry experts who had worked at his previous startups. In 2006, Rocket Mobile was acquired by Buongiorno S.p.A., a public company based in Italy, focused on mobile apps and content. Wayne led Buongiorno's U.S. organization for several years following the acquisition.
Wayne holds a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from San Jose State University. Wayne resides with his family in San Jose, California. His interests include Formula 1, screaming fast cars, and competing in Ironman triathlon events around the world.