Within the fast-paced and innovative handset and mobile applications sector organisations are constantly fighting to keep ahead of the curve.
Social networking, media platforms and service delivery platforms exist in competitive internal markets servicing an increasingly sophisticated consumer audience and facing the prospect of numerous new entrants and stakeholders.
Traditional handset vendors face challenges from game-changing devices and engagement models as well as from the entry into the market of major Asian consumer goods manufacturers and Outsourced Device Manufacturers (ODMs).
The intense struggle for market share has permeated the entire handset eco-system and now affects solutions vendors in areas such as mobile operating systems (OS), mobile maps, navigation, mobile 2.0, mobile banking, payments and commerce.
Demand for these services, supplemented by phenomenal growth in mobile gaming, has meant that application development has taken on increasing importance and as a result handset vendors and some operators are changing business models to incorporate applications stores. This in turn has fed a boom in content aggregators and application development houses to support demand.
For over a decade RP International has worked across the handset sector providing specialist resources to handset vendors, content houses, applications developers, network operators and marketing agencies as well as providing leadership talent in support of the evolution of mobile broadband services. We draw on this history and network to provide the following services:
Executive Search: Working on a retained basis for both established firms and start-ups we locate leadership from competitor and complementary organisations.
Interim Management: Providing experienced executives for engagements of a limited duration to assist in the development of new services and applications.
Contingent: We work with business leaders to provide talent for general management, sales and marketing and research and development roles.
Contract: We provide project talent for handset testing, research and development and engineering.
We work with:
- Operators: Content and Device Management
- Handset Vendors: General Management, Sales & Marketing, Research & Development
- Applications Developers and Vendors
- Platform Vendors
- SIM Card Vendors