Ifbyphone, the leader in voice-based marketing automation, today announced a key addition to its executive team with the hire of Joshua Mallamud as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Mallamud comes to his new role from another rapidly growing Chicago company, Wavetable Labs. As COO of Wavetable Labs, Mallamud was responsible for developing a strategic partnership model and integration strategy while also evaluating and negotiating acquisition opportunities.
“As Ifbyphone’s growth continues to accelerate, it is excellent timing for us to be adding a proven leader like Joshua Mallamud to drive strategic integrations and partnerships with organizations that can move the dial by millions of dollars,” said Irv Shapiro, Ifbyphone’s CEO. “His extensive experience building strategic partnerships over the span of his career will help Ifbyphone continue to move up market.”
In his new role at Ifbyphone, Mallamud will be charged with all facets of the company’s partnership efforts including developing relationships with key partners, crafting integration strategies, commercialization and partner enablement. “Ifbyphone already has thousands of customers and that number is growing quickly. I’m excited to develop partnerships with other organizations that will help continue this upward trend,” said Mallamud.
Founded in 2005, Ifbyphone has rapidly become the leader in voice-based marketing automation, which includes call tracking, hosted IVR, call routing, voice broadcasting, and other voice-based services that help companies grow. As of December 2013 Ifbyphone has:
- Processed more than 200 million calls
- Processed nearly 400 million minutes of phone calls and growing at 150% per year
- Over 300,000 phone numbers in use
Prior to joining Wavetable in 2013, Mallamud was founder and chief strategy officer of a social commerce business based in China and operating in eight countries across the Asia Pacific region. Mallamud is a former attorney with the Los Angeles–based firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP. He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law.