Mission: Speech-Enable the Web and the World
Chief Executive Officer - Heath Ahrens
As head of iSpeech, Heath envisions a speech-enabled Internet, easily accessible to anyone. His first experience with text to speech (TTS) was in implementing IVR systems as early as 1999. It was not until 2006 that Heath would revisit TTS and begin developing iSpeech.
One day while stuck in traffic on his way to Rutgers University, Heath thought about using text to speech to listen to his course material. After sharing audio course material with his peers, Heath saw a clear demand for a mainstream TTS solution.
Heath has been an innovator in technology since 2000 when he founded a niche market computer system builder company. He is responsible for bringing positive-pressure computer case, which keeps dust and debris from destroying internal components, into production.
Chief Marketing Officer - Yaron Oren
As CMO of iSpeech, Yaron is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all marketing and business development efforts for the company.
Yaron is a veteran of the mobile and media industries. Before joining iSpeech, he led the ground-up development of a profitable and market leading mobile business for Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., part of Lagardare Active, the largest magazine publisher in the world. During that time, he also served as an executive mobile committee member for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Online Publishers Association (OPA). Prior to Hachette, Yaron held a variety of marketing and engineering roles, most recently with Palm. In 2010, Yaron was named one of "15 to watch" in media by Min Online.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Meet the iSpeech Team