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What we do

Hiya is revolutionizing the way people make and receive phone calls. With a mission to provide a better phone experience, Hiya’s Caller and Business Profiles provide users with important context, giving them the right information at the right time. Through analysis of more than 3.5 billion calls and texts per month, Hiya protects tens of millions of users from unwanted robo and spam calls globally. Hiya is available as a consumer app on Google Android and iPhone and is integrated into the phone experience for T-Mobile Name ID, ZTE Axon 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 and forthcoming Galaxy S8 users worldwide.

Who we are

We’re a small but mighty crew of 40 with offices in Seattle, New York and Budapest. We’re coders, writers, gamers, hikers, beer lovers, whiskey sippers, and smoothie fans – because it’s all about balance. Coffee is our spirit animal and “challenge accepted” is our middle name. Data is our superpower and we know just how to wield it. But most importantly, we’re passionate about making today’s mobile calling experience smarter and more relevant for our millions of users around the world.

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Our leadership team

Alex Algard

Founder

Alex is the CEO of Hiya (and the founder of Whitepages, the twenty-year-old digital identity company that he created during his senior year of university). Alex oversees product vision and corporate strategy for Hiya. He is one of the industry’s earliest mobile caller ID visionaries, having launched the first Android app of its kind in 2008. Alex holds a B.A. in Economics and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design), both from Stanford University.

Stanley Kim

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Stanley oversees core operations for Hiya—across business development, engineering and product. Prior to Hiya, Stanley was Executive-in-Residence at Shasta Ventures. He also previously worked at Samsung (where he developed and launched four first generation flagship products) and McKinsey & Company. He was founder and CEO of PANOP, the first real-time optimization software company, which was sold to Broadbase Software and also founder and CEO of Trickplay, which developed high-performance embedded graphics software. Stanley graduated from Stanford University and also pursued graduate studies at Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin.

Jan Volzke

Vice President, Reputation Data

As Vice President, Reputation Data, Jan manages the team that protects Hiya’s millions of users from spam, nuisance calls and mobile fraud. Prior to Hiya, Jan worked for Whitepages, following the acquisition of his company, Numbercop. Jan is a telecom & security expert with more than 15 years of experience in mobile devices, telephony networks, and application security. He holds a BCEE in Engineering Telecommunications from Dresden University of Technology and a MBA in International Business and Marketing from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Mayur Kamat

Vice President, Product

As Vice President, Product, Mayur oversees the product management team at Hiya. Prior to Hiya, Mayur was part of the founding team of Google Hangouts, and also drove product and business strategy for Google Voice and its integration with Hangouts. Mayur holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai and a M.S. in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

Jonathan Weeks

Vice President, Engineering

As Vice President, Engineering, Jonathan Weeks oversees the team that navigates the complex world of clouds, servers, networks, deployment, configuration, scalability, reliability, and more. Most recently, Jonathan was Senior Architect at Whitepages. Immediately prior to Whitepages, he served as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering at ServiceNow and held senior positions at HP, AT&T and Disney. Jonathan has studied Physics at the University of Washington.