Paul Ruppert has over two decades experience in the mobile industry focusing on monetizing innovation, driving revenue and creative marketing. He’s held executive roles in mobile operators; served as a strategy consultant for clients including Facebook, private equity firms, the Mobile Marketing Association and the GSM Association. His messaging experience covers both P2P and A2P messaging through roles as SVP of Marketing & Sales at Mblox, GM-VP of Synerverse’s messaging unit, and VP of International Sales at Mobile 365. He’s presently consulting to RealNetworks, and the GSM Association regarding RCS initiatives. He’s the coauthor of two SMS patents, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and BA from Washington University in St. Louis.