May 12, 2015
HYLA Names New Chief Executive Officer
Nair brings more than 20 years of industry-leading technology innovation to global leader in trade-in solutions
Dallas, Texas – May 12, 2015 – HYLA, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Biju Nair to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Biju assumed the role of President for HYLA, Inc. earlier this year. He has been instrumental in creating a new strategy, streamlining the organization, and improving business operations while bringing a keen focus to new technology solution offerings for both existing and potential customers.
“I have seen Biju’s leadership skills firsthand and have enjoyed working side by side with him. He is not only an unmatched technology expert with impeccable credentials, but also an innovator with strong values. Biju is the right person at the right time for HYLA,” said Ron LeMay, HYLA Inc.’s Chairman of the Board.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience to his role, Biju is a recognized entrepreneur and technology industry leader. Prior to joining HYLA, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer for Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for leading the technology direction and strategic vision of the company, as well as investor relations.
Prior to joining Synchronoss, Biju was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sapience Knowledge Systems, Inc., a venture-backed wireless software company that was acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2011. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President and GM of the Connectivity and Security Group at Smith Micro Software and Corporate Vice President and GM and founder of Mobility Solutions Group at PCTEL, Inc. which was acquired by Smith Micro in 2008. In addition, Biju has held senior executive positions at SAFCO Technologies and Agilent Technologies.
”As the largest player in this space, HYLA’s product offerings benefit mobile operators, retailers, OEMs and consumers by enabling monetization for everyone in the eco-system, while benefiting the environment,” said Biju Nair. “With our newly developed technologies and our data sciences practice, our customers will be able to extract even more value for the millions of devices that are returned back to them, while enabling the 65% of humanity that currently does not have access to Internet to reuse these devices for bettering their lives.”
Biju is the author of several key patents in the wireless telecom arena and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events, such as Mobile World Congress, CTIA, Wireless Influencers’ Conference and Mobile Future Forward. Nair serves on the boards of numerous venture-backed start-up companies and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Leadership Council of CTIA’s Wireless Internet Caucus and IEEE Computer Society.
About HYLA Mobile
HYLA Mobile (formerly eRecyclingCorps) is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions, backed by Venture Capital firms Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Silver Lake, OpenAir Equity Partners and others. Since its founding in 2009, HYLA Mobile has worked to extend the life cycle of mobile devices to build economic opportunity and enable information access for new users, while helping to protect our planet. HYLA Mobile operates in seven countries and partners with leading carries such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone and Orange across a network of more than 16,000 retail locations to provide instant, in-store trade-in credit for used mobile devices. The high quality, cleared devices are resold to consumers around the world, extending access to affordable, high-quality wireless technology in developed and emerging markets. HYLA Mobile has completed more than 30 million mobile device trade-ins since its founding in 2009. HYLA Mobile is based in Dallas, Texas, with European headquarters in Belgium.