Mike Randall Named Chief Executive Officer of Aira
June 13th, 2019
Mike Randall (left) and Suman Kanuganti (right) standing side by side with their arms wrapped around each others shoulders, both are wearing Aira t-shirts and laughing in front of a grey wall.
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San Diego, CA., June 13, 2019 — Aira Tech Corp today announced the appointment of Mike Randall as Chief Executive Officer of Aira effective June 3rd. Randall has a long track record of innovation and business success previously serving in leadership positions at Yahoo, Facebook, and Snap.
“I’m excited to work with Mike Randall to create an even more dynamic Aira,” said Aira Founder and President Suman Kanuganti. “From the very beginning of our CEO search, he quickly became the top choice, and the board of directors and I feel exceptionally fortunate and excited for him to lead Aira moving forward.”
“I joined Aira to be part of a company where I believe the possibilities are limitless and our work showcases how technology can positively impact a person’s quality of life,” said Randall. “I’ve been following Aira’s success for some time and am inspired by the accomplishments of it’s dedicated team. My goal here is to build on that foundation, and make what Aira offers available to everyone.”
“I am thrilled to partner with Randall as Aira CEO. His passion for the mission, insider technology insights and deep user experience will take Aira and all its stakeholders to new heights” said Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital
Started in 2015, Aira partners with brands like AT&T, Walgreens, and Bank of America and with national blind consumer organizations like the National Federation of the Blind, American Foundation for the Blind and American Council of the Blind, to make the world more accessible for the 300 million blind and low vision people around the globe.
Mr. Randall previously served as Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships at Snap. Prior to Snap, he was Global Head of Marketing Technology Partnerships at Facebook. Prior to his time at Facebook, Randall was the Co-founder and COO of FlipGloss Media, which was sold to Forbes Media in late 2009. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years at Yahoo! in a variety of roles. Between his time at Snap and Aira, Randall was an active investor and advisor to early-stage startups.
Aira is a service that connects people who are blind or have low vision to a combination of highly-trained and AI-powered human agents. At the touch of a button, Aira delivers instant access to information, enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence. Backed by Lux Capital, Arch Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures, Aira has built an Access Network of 25,000 locations including municipalities, corporations, airports, transit authorities, and retail. Learn more at www.aira.io.