About Solavei

Solavei Corporate
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Solavei is a social networking and commerce platform that enables users to connect, share and capitalize on the power of social networks. Solavei'smission is to make commerce less expensive by empowering individuals to earn income on the products and services they enjoy and use every day. Solavei's initial product offering is affordable, no contract, unlimited text, voice and data services throughout the United States. It operates as a MVNO through a strategic partnership with T-Mobile USA. Solavei is led by former Fortune 100 telecom and retail executives and advisors.

“We are going to make a difference in people’s lives by shifting billions of dollars from traditional mass-media advertising into the greatest advertising vehicle today – people. Solavei is the first company to create an economic linkage between mobile service, social commerce and social-networking technology. We give people the opportunity to earn income by using and promoting the services they are already consuming each and every day.”
-Ryan Wuerch, CEO of Solavei

Solavei Executive Team

Ryan Wuerch – Founder & CEO

Ryan is a seasoned and proven leader with experience including roles as CEO, chairman, and key visionary. Prior to founding Solavei, Wuerch founded Motricity, a mobile data services company that he grew into a publicly traded enterprise worth $1 billion, creating significant investment returns for investors. He served as president for Learning 2000, Inc., an education software company, from 1998 to 2001, and as senior vice president of ShapeRite, a nutritional supplement manufacturer, from 1995 to 1998. He was named the 2010 Pacific Northwest and 2005 Carolinas Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Wuerch’s current board positions include the Miss America Organization and the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization composed of Washington State chief executive officers. In addition, he is an ambassador for the Internet Innovation Alliance in Washington D.C.

Jose Rojas - Head of Operations
Former JPMorgan Chase Payments executive, McKinsey & Co., U.S. Army aviator

Allyn Hebner - Head of Finance
Former chief accounting officer of T-Mobile and CFO of Motricity

Rick White - Head of Legal and Policy
Former U.S. congressman, attorney at Perkins Coie, CEO of Technet

Jim Ryan - Head of Products
Former head of Mobile Data Services of AT&T, Sprint, O2, CSMO at Motricity

Robert A. McFadden - Head of Sales
Former president of Viridian Network

Maria Pinchevsky - Head of Member Experience
Former VP of customer service at T-Mobile

Stan Simpliciano - Head of Mobile Network Services
Former T-Mobile head of MVNO/M2M, Naval aviator

Larry Wallace - Head of Corporate Development
Former VP of Global OEM and OS Services at Motricity

Jason Genthner - Head of Corporate Communications
Former communications executive at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Jason Mckinnis - Head of Marketing and Brand
Former head of brand and marketing communications at Motricity, Infospace

Board of Advisors and Investors

John Rittenhouse

Chairman and CEO of Cavallino Capital, former COO of Walmart, Louis Vuitton, and Target

Sue Nokes

SVP of Asurion, former COO and CCO of T-Mobile

Jon Miller

Chief digital officer of News Corp, former chairman and CEO of AOL

David Limp

VP of Amazon, former CSO of Palm and Liberate

Brian Turner

Former CFO of Coinstar (Redbox), RealNetworks, and Bsquare

Roland Van de Meer

Managing director of Fuse Capital, former founder and managing partner of ComVentures

Rick Fox

Former CFO of CyberSafe Corp, Wall Data, Managing Partner Ernst & Young

Brian Long

Managing partner of Atlantic Bridge Capital, founder of Parthus Technologies

David Burnett

Managing Member of Bright Rivers Capital, on the board of the Joshua Green Corporation

Eddie Lazarus

Former FCC chief of staff