Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles

Urban Airship, a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales. Allen had previously been VP and CFO of Citrix Online, which is based in Santa Barbara, in addition to current roles at Intermedia and a prior role in finance at ADP. Holmen was most recently at Santa Barbara-based Invoca, serving as Executive Vice President of Global Sales, and also having been CMO at Invoca, in addition to serving at Silverpop. The two executive appointments follow the appointment of former Citrix Online President Brett Caine as CEO of the company in October of 2014. Caine spent a significant time at Santa Barbara's Citrix Online, having been at the company between 2003 and 2014; he's also a board member at Irvine's Kareo.