Troy Cross, Former VP of Sales at Vlingo and Nuance, Joins Fleksy to Lead OEM Partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO -- 11/08/13
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Troy Cross joins Fleksy team as vice president of business development; Fleksy also signs up Dave Grannan as Advisor

The future’s text input company, Fleksy, announces the appointment of Troy Cross as Vice President of Business Development. Cross will develop key partnerships for Fleksy’s award-winning product, Fleksy, the first virtual keyboard that makes typing on smart devices natural, easy, and accurate.

Cross brings an impressive array of experience in business development. As Fleksy’s reach expands to deliver the technology into the hands of millions of users, he will lead new partnerships and business development. He joins Fleksy after serving as Vice President of Business Development at Vlingo, the company that provided virtual assistant and speech recognition to an array of customers.

Vlingo’s technology was used in the first implementation of S Voice, Samsung’s voice recognition application. Troy’s previous experience also includes work with Nuance, Devicescape, Sylantro Systems, Comverse, and AT&T. As the new Vice President of Business Development at Fleksy, he will establish and maintain customer relationships with device manufacturers, mobile developers, and other potential partners.

“Joining Fleksy at this stage in their growth is a wonderful opportunity. It’s clear to me that, until Fleksy, no one has truly solved the issue of text input. I’m excited to start helping people get the most out of their smartphones, smartwatches, and everything else they need to type on.”

Cross is an invaluable addition to the Fleksy team.

Fleksy also brought Dave Grannan on as an advisor providing strategic oversight of Fleksy’s business direction as the company scales to new products and areas of business and expands its client and product portfolio. Grannan co-founded Vlingo and helped grow it into a leading name in voice recognition software, leading to its acquisition by Nuance in 2012.

Fleksy has been recognized by the Apple App Store Best of 2012 Awards and was recently named a finalist in The Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year documentary.

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