Founder and CEO
John Puterbaugh, Ph.D., founder and chief strategist of Nellymoser, Inc. has over 15 years experience in creating and developing interactive multimedia solutions for IP networks, mobile phones and other consumer products. Before Nellymoser he was CTO of Reelworks, which provides voice technology solutions for the film and entertainment industry. He was also part of the early team and held a number of senior management positions at Voxware, Inc., one of the first companies to provide Internet voice chat and real-time streaming solutions for companies such as Disney, Microsoft, Nokia and Netscape.
He holds patents in wireless voice platforms, voice analysis and synthesis, user-generated ringtones, and in sound transformation. Educated at Princeton University, Dartmouth College and Oberlin College, he has taught courses and lectured on interdisciplinary topics related to music, computers and cognition. Puterbaugh is a frequent speaker at industry events including the CES, CTIA, Game Developers Conference, Digital Music Forum, 3GSM on a wide range of topics such technology roadmaps for Mobile TV, on-deck and off-deck strategies, and business models for mobile music.
Chief Creative Officer
Mr. Griffith is an entrepreneur, animator and designer that has been developing mobile applications and games since 2001. Prior to a career in mobile media, he spent 10 years in the visual effects and computer games industry as a real-time graphics expert, including several years at Silicon Graphics working with musicians such as Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo on live performances using SGI supercomputers.
In 2000, Griffith began his first mobile venture, 3dMe, which brought to market an animation platform capable of sending real time 3d animated talking characters to mobile phones via video and MMS. 3dMe’s customers included Logica/CMG, Ericsson, ATTWS, and Vodafone Global. After selling 3dMe in 2003, Griffith began Mobile Mascots, and developed the first talking 3d character application for hardware accelerated phones through a partnership with NVidia and Hi Corporation.
Mr. Griffith leads the creative team at Nellymoser, designing cutting edge user experience for mobile devices and defining new products for emerging mobile platforms.
Chief Technology Officer
Epiphany Vera is the architect of Nellymoser’s mobile media services platform of which he continues to set direction for both product roadmap and architecture. He established Nellymoser’s embedded engineering team and was instrumental in implementing key speech and audio coding technologies which have been deployed in millions of consumer media devices including Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s Playstation, Macromedia’s Flash and Leapfrog’s learning products.
Vera has extensive experience in developing multimedia systems for consumer electronics and both enterprise and carrier grade telecommunications systems. Prior to joining Nellymoser, Vera was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Amai technologies. He was the principal architect of Amai’s real-time operating system and system-on-chip based voice and audio processing platform. His telecommunications experience includes leading DSP development for Lucent Technologies’ multi-service IP access routers and development of signal processing algorithms for Ascend Communications’ market leading VoIP gateways. Vera holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba.