Kevin Thau is Chief Operating Officer at Jelly where he is responsible for a wide array of business operations including product marketing, human resources, and revenue.
Kevin has almost 20 years experience in growing start ups, Internet services, mobile technologies, and messaging applications. In 2008 he joined Twitter, as the 20th employee, where he built and managed the companies mobile engineering and design team responsible for launching SMS, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, and Android applications.
Later, as Vice President of Business & Corporate Development, Kevin created strategic partnerships with RIM and Apple to get Twitter deeply integrated in to every Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. At the end of 2012, Kevin took an idea he had for a fresh approach to music discovery, built a team, and led the development of Twitter #music.
Earlier in his career, Kevin worked on introducing the world to the first graphics workstations, Internet email, photo messaging, mobile web browsers, SMS shortcodes, and version 1.0 of “App Stores” at Silicon Graphics, Software.com, Openwave, and Qpass in sales, marketing, product, and corporate development roles.