gooidev names Thobith Abraham as Executive V.P.

“Passionate” entrepreneur to support SME businesses, students in India with I Connect platform

CHENNAI, India (May 4, 2016)  gooidev has named Thobith Abraham executive vice president – business development for its I Connect incubation and business platform in India.

“Thobith is a young, energetic and accomplished young man with a passion for helping and starting fertile small and midsized enterprises (SME) and student communities,” says gooidev chairman and CEO Paul N. Greenwood.

“I am excited to join the gooi family and continue to do what I do best,” says Abraham. “I Connect as a platform comes with a novel blend of nurturing business on its own ground with its own folks for the world. It is going to serve the SMEs and Student Community alike. I will be leading the development of International business for I Connect in various parts of Asia and alongside will work with the younger generation to connect it to entrepreneurial opportunities via I Connect.”

A software engineer and team leader, Abraham has founded two tech startups and worked with several others in India and overseas, concentrating on helping organizations scale up their global presences, He began leading and organizing social and business events when he was 13.

“He has an unquenchable enthusiasm and passion for people, product and technology,” says Greenwood.

“I realized the extent of equilibrium that needs to be maintained between society and business to make commerce successful,” says Abraham, who holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Madras. He specializes in software/product development, international strategic alliances, sales and marketing and networking. He is also a motivational speaker and community-building enthusiast.

“We are living in an exciting economic period,” Abraham says. “Historically, we have been through various economic shifts and gained enough experience to deliver to the next generation. Until a few decades back, those experiences and innovations were carried forward by a few daring souls called entrepreneurs. Now, with the engagement of deeply experienced businessmen, who have realized the significance of the younger generation getting started, we are able to see the silicon valley brimming with young and innovative entrepreneurial minds.

“As Paul nicely put it, ‘Why shouldn’t there be a silicon valley every few miles around the globe?’ I see that even a speck of such thought means a uniform growth and opportunity for all of us. So, as a person who started as a leader at an early age, I have very strong experience and belief that getting started with a business means expanding the extent of our mind, which leaves us with a sense of consummated living. I see a great fit with Paul’s vision and his vibrant team.”

About gooidev
gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http:// gooidev.com/index.php

gooidev Executive Conducts Business Analyst Workshop in Oman

Ibri College invites Jay Namboor to lead session for business technology students

IBRI, Sultanate of Oman (Dec. 3, 2015) Ibri College of Technology invited Jay Namboor, chief product officer of USA-based gooidev, to conduct a business analysis workshop and training session for its business technology students, said Junath Naseer Ahamed, coordinator of the Industry Link Committee in the College’s Department of Information Technology.

Junath said the program, “Business Analyst Resource Development,” focused on what a business analyst is and how to become one.

Namboor said business analysts gather, document and communicate a business’ requirements in clear, detailed user stories. gooidev’s IT business analysts work with its application development teams and business units to ensure IT solutions are developed and implemented to satisfy those requirements for clients.

Namboor noted “the college is excellent, the students are very interested, and the session was a learning experience for me as well.

“Junath and his colleagues — Prabu Arockiyaraj Ratnasabapathi, the head of the IT section, and Ibrahim Nasser Al Siyabi, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs – enthusiastically encouraged us to share our opportunities with their students.”

Namboor is on extended assignment in the region in response to a significant uptick in gooidev’s business opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. He is providing client support as well as recruiting and training local talent for the app and web development company’s international team of specialists. “Ibri’s students fit with our requirements for new hires and interns in MENA,” he said.

Namboor built his foundation as a business analyst solving complex technology issues for Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services and digital media. He is based in gooidev’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Ibri (http://www.ibrict.edu.om/) is one of seven colleges of technology operated under Oman’s Ministry of Manpower and directed by the Directorate General of Technological Education. It has departments of engineering, business and information technology and specialties in mechanics, electronics, human resources, marketing, finance, database, networking, internet and e-security and software engineering.

About gooidev

gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, and Chennai, India, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

 

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzle with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi has as its mission to Go Where The Life Is.™ See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Prabu Arockiyaraj Ratnasabapathi (left), the head of IT Section, and Dr. Abdullah al Maskari, Dean, of the Ibri College of Technology  (center) present gooidev’s Jay Namboor with a certificate of appreciation for his workshop on business analysts.

 

Top gooidev executive to lead a Middle East initiative

Company is supporting strong business opportunities in MENA region

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2015) Jay Namboor, chief product officer of gooidev, will be the first key executive to land in the Middle East, as part of the company’s response to a significant uptick in business opportunities in the region.

“We are committing one of our most valuable executives to this assignment,” said gooidev CEO Paul N. Greenwood.  “We are experiencing a range of business opportunities there and it makes sense to put Jay there for an initial rotation.”

Namboor, who will be based in Dubai, will provide client support as well as recruiting and training local talent for the app and web development company’s international team of specialists. “Our business development effort will require new hires and interns in the region,” he said.

Namboor is an experienced consultant, solving complex technology issues for Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services and digital media. He built a foundation as a business analyst. “He has a deep understanding of regulatory issues and an unusual ability to synthesize complex business requirements,” said Greenwood.

Since 2013, Namboor’s talents have been used in the creation of mygooi and its subsidiary companies, in all aspects of the branding, technology and business operations.

“Extensive international experience bolsters his leadership in the gooidev efforts in India and the Middle East, where he will execute our management plan and business development functions for the software development platform,” said Greenwood.

Namboor starts the assignment tomorrow (Nov. 2, 2015).

About gooidev

gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

About mygooi

mygooi™ (https://www.facebook.com/mygooi) is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzle with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi has as its mission to Go Where The Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

mygooi to Team with menti for Social Platforms

Mentoring capability to be embedded in mygooiconnect

DES MOINES, Iowa (August 3, 2015)

mygooi will team up with Menti (www.menti.co) to provide new levels of social connectivity on its international social media platform, said mygooi CEO Paul N. Greenwood. The platform’s working name is mygooiconnect. “We will be including menti in our platforms whenever relationship building is a goal,” he said.

menti CEO and co-founder Carmichael Caldwell said, “We will be embedded in mygooiconnect to facilitate relationships between mentors and mentees and to create a virtual incubator of ideas.”

Adding that mygooi’s international reach is a strong plus for his small start-up, Carmichael noted, “There’s a lot of great energy both companies are feeding on.”

mygooiconnect is being developed by mygooi unit gooidev.

About menti

Menti seeks to cultivate inspirational people, connect innovative minds and create a community of innovation and creativity. It is based in South Carolina with a presence in New York and Des Moines, Iowa.

About gooidevelopment

gooidevelopment is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidevelopment uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where the Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

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mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

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mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com

 

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