We are Locatrix!
Locatrix Communications is a provider of managed mobile solutions. We shape and create content experiences that engage subscribers and generate ARPU growth for our mobile network operator customers.
Founded in 2003, we are a developer of mobile location-based and social networking application services. When deployed with our operator partners, our solutions engage mobile subscribers and unlock the potential of the US$13B market that is mobile social networking. We have a proven track record in delivering mobile value-added services (VAS) and a broad portfolio of location-based solutions and services.
Meet Team Locatrix
Our team brings together a unique blend of international experience, innovation, and industry leadership, and heads one of the most exciting companies in the mobile communications industry sector today. To connect with any team members, please use the Contact Us page.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Locatrix in 2003, Mark held internationally focused management, technical and marketing roles with US companies including Bell Atlantic, Tandem Computers and Compaq, before joining Red Hat as Vice-President and Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific Region. As Red Hat’s first employee in Asia, he grew channel and direct sales operations in over 17 countries in under two years, and led the company’s first profitable division. He has more than 20 years experience in the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industries throughout Australasia, South Asia, Korea, Greater China, Europe and the United States, and is a frequent and popular speaker at mobile industry events. Mark has a degree in computer science from the University of Queensland, and writes regularly about the mobile industry in the Locatrix blog.
Rick is a founder and Director of inQbator, a provider of seed capital and incubation services for new ventures in the ICT sector. Rick has over 30 years’ experience in the Information & Communications Technology industry, including 20 years of building and running his own companies. Rick has been engaged in economic development activities in the Gold Coast region, working closely with the Gold Coast City Council, the Queensland Government and the Federal Government to successfully attract corporate investment into the area and to develop the region’s economic base. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Eross joined Locatrix in October 2007, and is responsible for the company’s delivery processes, solution architecture and technology strategy. Prior to joining Locatrix, Andrew co-founded Chasma, Inc., a US mobile games publisher while still in high school. Chasma was one of the first companies to deploy multiplayer mobile games on major US mobile networks, notably Sprint and Verizon. Chasma was subsequently acquired by Kayak Interactive, where Andrew consulted before re-locating to Australia. Andrew speaks English and Portuguese and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Queensland.
Handset Application Lead
Sam Collins joined Locatrix in August 2008, and is responsible for the company’s increasing focus on native handset development, developing several applications across iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms. Sam is a major iOS advocate and regularly attends mobile industry events including Mobile Monday Brisbane and Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. Sam has a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Griffith University.
Senior Software Engineer
Georgekutty Dominic joined Locatrix Communications in August 2008 and is a key member of the Locatrix engineering team.
He has a Masters degree in Computer Applications and more than 6 years of experience in software development. George can work like a machine and has been central to the development of many of our social platforms around Twitter and Facebook.
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We have been fortunate to partner with some amazing seed investors in Queensland, and with their support we have launched solutions with mobile network operators in Australia and internationally.