Digital publishing platform issuu names Alexander Grosse VP of Engineering
Most recently, Grosse served as Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud and was Research and Development Director for Nokia
March 11, 2015 – Palo Alto, CA — issuu, today announced the appointment of Alexander Grosse to Vice President of Engineering. Grosse will be a key member of the executive leadership team, leading engineering and the company’s technology strategy. He will report to Chief Executive Officer, Joe Hyrkin.
issuu connects the world’s publishers to an audience of active consumers, on a global scale. Every day millions of consumers find, read and share billions of pages of content from any device. In 2015, issuu plans to rollout platform updates to meet readers’ growing cross-screen consumption habits.
Previously, Grosse served as Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud, where he built the engineering team from 20 engineers to 100 in over four locations around the globe. Grosse was also a Research and Development Director for Nokia where he built the Places Department and led Operations for Nokia’s Location Services. He specializes in building engineering teams, agile development, large-scale systems, QA and technical recruitment.
“Alex brings extensive experience in growing and leading world class engineering teams. He will be instrumental in enhancing the issuu platform for both issuu publishers and readers,” said issuu CEO, Joe Hyrkin. “We will continue to offer the industry cutting-edge publishing and analytics tools and services and provide readers with even more ways to discover content they love. I am confident Alex will help us deliver on this promise.”
“I’m excited to be joining issuu and leading the team at such an interesting and pivotal time for the publishing industry,” said Alexander Grosse, VP of Engineering. “I look forward to working with the executive team to continue to push issuu forward, as we solidify our position as the category leader.”