Alberto Montesi wins award for leadership and financial success as Flycell wins Best Consumer Entertainment Service
NEW YORK – MobilityWire® – December 14, 2009
MobileVillage announced today the winners of its 8th annual Mobile Star Awards, awarding Flycell, Inc. CEO Alberto Montesi top honors with the SUPERSTAR award in the Visionary: Consumer Software and Services category. The mobile and online media and entertainment destination also received the top honor by being named SUPERSTAR in the Consumer App: Entertainment or Media Services category, paying tribute to the exceptional year Flycell’s service enjoyed in 2009 under Montesi’s leadership.
The Mobile Star Awards recognize the top mobile products, success stories and visionaries as chosen by thousands of readers of technology news portal MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ newsletter. The SUPERSTAR award is the highest honor given to Mobile Star Award winners.
The Mobile Star Visionary award is the latest achievement for Montesi, who earned a place on the Silicon Alley 100 list, was recently a finalist for Executive of the Year in the 2009 International Business Awards℠, and was honored as one of Mobile Entertainment’s Top 50 Executives the past two years running.
“These awards and Flycell’s overall success in 2009 have all been a truly impressive team effort with every member of our company contributing,” said Montesi. “I personally would like to thank Flycell employees for their contributions to our exceptional growth, both here in the US as well as internationally, at a time when many of our competitors are buckling under the pressure of the failing global economy.”
Montesi was specifically recognized for his leadership and vision, guiding Flycell through four years of uninterrupted growth, including impressive double digit growth in each quarter of 2009, despite the poor economy. He attributes his company’s success to its ability to stay ahead of industry trends, make wise customer acquisition choices, and create and deliver the mobile and digital entertainment customers are demanding in an easy to use and efficient way.
Flycell‘s 2009 earnings are running more than 80 percent over the company’s earnings in 2008. Last year the company took in $75 million. For the first three quarters of 2009 the company has already eclipsed $100 million.
“Montesi’s success in staying one step ahead of mobile and digital entertainment trends, with a service consumers are willing to pay for, is a perfect example of the kind of visionary the Mobile Star Awards seek to honor,” said Gary Thayer, editor of MobileVillage. “We applaud Mr. Montesi and Flycell for being selected by their industry peers for these two awards and look forward to seeing what Flycell will bring to consumers in 2010.”
For more information on the Mobile Star Awards, or to view a list of categories and winners, visit www.MobileVillage.com.
About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through “Best of Breed” solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.
Flycell, Inc. is a leading mobile and online media and entertainment destination. Flycell lets people from all walks of life personalize their phones with the mobile content that reflects their own unique tastes in entertainment, sports, games and more. The company partners with media companies and mobile network operators globally that utilize Flycell’s cutting edge multimedia applications and services. Headquartered in New York, N.Y. and launched in 2004, Flycell is a wholly-owned subsidiary of wireless services company Acotel Group (MIL: ACO).
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