Verve Wireless Names Chief Revenue Officer

Encinitas-based Verve Wireless, which develops tools for mobile publishing, said Thursday that it has named Bill Ganon as its Chief Revenue Officer. Ganon joins the firm from BG Associates; he has also served at GoldSpot Media, QUALCOMM--where he was involved with both MediaFLO and Eudora--and Newsweek, among other companies. Verve's software tools are used by newspaper publishers and other local publishers to create their own mobile optimized site for cell phones. Verve is backed by the Associated Press and Iron Capital, and has significant deals with the AP, Media News Group, A.H. Belo Corporation, Hearst Corporation, Cox Newspapers, as well as others.