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Grass Valley man to lead marketing for Miyowa

Grass Valley resident Mike Kaul has been tapped as chief marketing officer for Miyowa, a market leader in aggregating social networks on mobile phones.

Kaul will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies to extend and accelerate Miyowa’s leadership in the field.

He called the new job “a compelling, intellectually challenging opportunity.”



“Miyowa is an innovative, global company, well-positioned in an important market, with an entrepreneurial team and vibrant culture,” Kaul said.

“Mike totally understands our vision of unifying the mobile social networking experience. This, coupled with his strong marketing mind and savvy, makes him a perfect fit with our company,” said Chairman and CEO Pascal Lorne.




Kaul sits on the Nevada County Airport Commission, he is a member of the 49er Rotary Club, and he recently served on the Board of Supervisors’ Visitors Authority Committee. He also has been active on technology company boards and a venture partner for Techfund Ventures.

He moved to Grass Valley four years ago after selling diCarta, one of several venture-funded companies he has led and a leader in contract management software applications. He also was vice president of marketing and of advanced technologies at Oracle.

Before that, Kaul was a pilot and colonel in the U.S. Air Force, holding a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech and a master of science degree from the University of Southern California.

He worked at the Pentagon on advanced aircraft programs and was the Air Force liaison with Senate and congressional committees.

Miyowa produces InTouch5, a platform that combines all forms of messaging with presence, alerts and social networking communities on mobile phones. It is used by companies including Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook and Twitter.


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