Former NYC Commissioner of Small Business Services,
Robert Walsh, Joins theCOMMSapp as Senior Advisor,
Government and University Relations
NEW YORK (July 31, 2014) – theCOMMSapp™ and its family of communications app building solutions today announced that Robert Walsh will join the company as a senior advisor. In this capacity, he will work with the theCOMMSapp as it expands into new product verticals including government and higher education.
Walsh served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services during the entire administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (January 2002 – January 2014). Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, he served as president of the North Carolina Charlotte Center City Partners where he was responsible for restructuring the economic development organization. Walsh currently serves as faculty director of the Executive Masters in Public Administration Program at the City University of New York, Baruch College, School of Public Affairs.
Mr. Walsh said, “During my career in public service and having worked with and been responsible for thousands of constituencies, one of the challenges I faced was communicating with them in a simultaneous and uniform way. Having recently been introduced to Jeff Corbin, the founder of theCOMMSapp, it became clear that their mobile app communications technology platform solves this challenge. I am excited to work with Jeff and his team to provide theCOMMSapp to the public sector, higher education and other groups as they look for new ways to improve their communications.”
Jeff Corbin, Founder and CEO of theCOMMSapp said, “Over the past year, theCOMMSapp platform has experienced great interest and adoption by organizations that want to utilize mobile technology to establish a direct channel of communications with their targeted constituents. Whether it be public companies looking to communicate with their investors through our IR app solution or employers looking for a way to push information out to their workforce throughtheEMPLOYEEapp, our technology platform was created so that any organization that has a direct and targeted audience now has a means to quickly and cost effectively have an app available on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play and to be able to communicate with their important audiences.”
Corbin concluded, “Governments and other public sector groups as well as educational institutions can greatly benefit from our platform since they have thousands of individuals across multiple constituents that require direct, tailored communications. Having Rob as an advisor will allow us to better understand the challenges that these groups face and to continue to develop our technology to be the premier mobile communications solution.”
theCOMMSapp™ is a family of communications app building solutions that includes theIRapp® (for public companies), theEMPLOYEEapp™ (a secure employee communications mobile portal), theCOMMSapp (for external communications) and theFUNDSapp™ (for mutual, hedge, private equity and asset management funds).
It allows any organization that has a defined and targeted audience to have direct access to these important individuals and to optimize its content for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. In only a few weeks, any company can have their own app available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play to provide important company information that can include presentations, videos, audio podcasts, photographs, media placements (print and broadcast), fact sheets and marketing materials. Companies can also stream live events through the app.