SAN DIEGO (November 6, 2017) — Wrapify, the technology-based car wrap company, has hired Stephen Phillips as director of engineering.
Phillips, was co-founder of Votion, a SaaS company that offers a suite of products that build dialogs between brands and consumer.
“I know Steve from Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH Incubator, which Votion was part of a few sessions after Wrapify,” Wrapify CEO and founder James Heller explains. “I’ve always been impressed by his business savvy and smarts, and when this opportunity opened up, he was my first choice.”
Prior to launching Votion, Phillips’s engineering and ecommerce background led to building online stores for global retailers including Google, Adidas, Godiva Chocolates and Hot Topic.
“I think Wrapify is in a great spot, and a place where I can especially help,” Phillips says. “They’ve found their market, and now they need to scale. That’s what I’ve been doing: Helping enterprise companies scale.”
Phillips steps into the position replacing the company’s first director of engineering Tim Flack. Phillips and Heller say the role will be dedicated to finding efficiencies to streamline the Wrapify process, as well as hone product development.
“Steve knows startup life as well as he knows digital life,” Heller says. “He will be a good fit for the company and his broad skill set will help Wrapify continue to improve our experience for both brands and drivers.”
Wrapify is the ad platform that leverages the gig-economy, paying drivers to wrap their cars in brand messaging while providing brands with the ability to track and measure performance online. Trusted by Bud Light, Google, eBay and Microsoft Wrapify was named one of Inc. Magazine’s’ hottest startups of 2015 and CEO James Heller named “Feature Honoree” for this year’s Forbes “30 Under 30” list. San Diego-based Wrapify is currently in 30 US markets with more than 55,000+ registered drivers.