Metago Discloses Incredible Growth with Over 10 Million ASTRO File Manager Downloads Worldwide
Spurred by the growth of the Android OS and smartphones, Metago passes 10 million downloads with ASTRO File Manager.
Metago is a fast-growing, privately owned mobile software company located in Atlanta, Georgia—and backed by Silicon Valley investors. Founded in 2000 as a software development company, Metago began developing its first mobile application in 2007—ASTRO File Manager; the most downloaded and fastest-growing file and content management application in the Android ecosystem.
With over 80 million installs of our products, Metago continues to see rapid growth in the mobile applications market. With a commitment to user base expansion and groundbreaking customer experiences, Metago is on a mission to deliver next-level applications and services that help users streamline and simplify their Digital Lifestyle Management™ needs.
We actively collaborate with leaders in the cloud storage space (Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook and SkyDrive, to name a few). Our business partnerships extend to some of the world’s largest OEM and ODM companies—including LGE, Motorola, Huawei, Sony Ericsson, Acer, ZTE, Kyocera, Foxconn, Flextronics, Compalcomm and dozens more. We also work alongside some of the biggest names in mobile application development around the globe.
Mr. Payne founded Metago in 2001 to develop software solutions for fortune 500 companies. In 2008, he shifted the company focus to mobile applications. Mr. Payne has over 20 years of experience designing and developing software solutions for the financial, health care and mobile sectors. Prior to Metago, Mr. Payne worked at several startup companies during the dot com era focusing on financial and health care data exchange. He holds a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and an executive MBA from Georgia State.
Mr. Stonestreet was formerly executive vice president of Regions Private Wealth Management, responsible for providing comprehensive planning, investments, and banking solutions for affluent clients. Regions is a nationally recognized U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $122 billion in assets, operating approximately 1,700 banking offices in 16 states. Mr. Stonestreet has more than 25 years of financial services experience and has managed a broad spectrum of wealth businesses. He joined Regions Financial in 2009 to lead the company’s Private Banking division and was named head of Regions Private Wealth Management in June 2011.
Prior to that, Stonestreet spent 15 years with Merrill Lynch in a number of capacities, including Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Merrill Lynch Banc Suisse in Geneva, Switzerland; Chairman and Global Head of International Trust and Wealth Structuring; Global Co-head of Private Wealth Services, where he focused on Latin America; Director of Private Banking, New York Foreign Office; and Director of Private Banking, Amsterdam Office.
Before joining Merrill Lynch, Stonestreet worked at SunTrust Bank as Trust Officer and Credit Analyst. He began his career at Dupont do Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a Financial Analyst. Stonestreet earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and received a Master’s Degree in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
Christof Wittig is CEO at Madvertise, Europe's fastest growing advertising network.
Prior to madvertise, Christof was Managing Director of Kii Capital, which invests in early stage mobile applications running on smartphones, like Android OS handsets and the iPhone. Christof was also the founder and CEO of Servo Software, Inc., which merged with Synclore to form the Kii group in July 2010. Prior to Kii, Christof was founder and CEO at db4objects, Inc., which was sold to Versant Corp. in December 2008. Since fall 2004, db4objects developed, commercially licensed and supported db4o, the leading open source object database. Prior to db4objects, Christof was founder and CEO at Apsis Software AG in Munich, Germany—a position he held from the founding of Apsis through its sale to Nemetschek AG in 1999 and its merger with conject AG in 2002.
Christof is a frequent speaker on mobile Internet and open source business models. He is an author of Stanford research on MySQL's business model and on Google's Android platform. Christof holds a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow in the Class of 2004. He also holds a Master of Engineering from Technical University Munich.