Phunware Hires Matt Lull as Executive Vice President & Chief Cryptocurrency Officer

Job Appointments | April 25, 2022 By:

Enterprise cloud platform Phunware has hired Matt Lull as the company’s first-ever Executive Vice President and Chief Cryptocurrency Officer.

Since 2009, Phunware has been helping Fortune 5000 brands engage, manage and monetize their mobile audiences. Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale.

Lull is a 30-year veteran in technology and finance for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Phunware, Lull spent 18 years at Citrix Systems, most recently serving as managing director of Technology Strategy for Cloud Innovation Partners. During his time at Citrix, he founded its cloud computing partner ecosystem and was responsible for developing and managing other ecosystems, which included all line-of-business application ISVs, as well as most of Citrix’s core desktop virtualization infrastructure partners across servers, storage, networking, monitoring and security. Prior to Citrix, he worked with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant with Accenture on dozens of enterprise-grade, full-service, application design, development and deployment projects on mainframes, client-server and web platforms, culminating with the advent of ERP and the technical and business agility efficiencies it delivered.

The company said that shifting focus to the cryptocurrencies and decentralized web infrastructure composing Web 3.0, exposure to different technologies and ecosystems served Lull extremely well, enabling him to not only work closely with market-leading protocols globally, but also allowing him to better understand and leverage the underlying tokenomics, product/market fit and governance of advanced cryptocurrency and digital asset ecosystems central to Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

“We are extremely excited to continue expanding our core executive team, this time adding one of the world’s first public company Chief Cryptocurrency Officer positions in the world,” said Alan S. Knitowski, president, CEO and co-founder of Phunware in a statement. “Matt is an exceptional find for our business and has an extremely rare combination of skill sets and experience which intersect perfectly with our core strategic focus on the intersection of mobile, cloud, big data and blockchain worldwide.”

“Phunware’s history as an enterprise-grade mobile application platform, coupled with its stature as a compliant, doxxed, transparent and fully regulated and audited public company, uniquely position it within the worldwide crypto community to capitalize on the intersection between consumer identity, global brands, community development and trust,” commented Lull. “The decentralized web is currently positioned to be the next major wave of computing and we here at Phunware plan to be at the tip of the proverbial spear in helping sovereign people worldwide reap its core utility, benefits and freedom at scale.”