INQ Mobile, the new mobile social networking-focused handset company, managed to attract some veteran talent from Motorola, Qualcomm and Sony Ericsson.
Joining INQ, an offshoot of Hutchison Whampoa, are Allen Burnes, formerly a director of sales and operations at Motorola; Amit Gupta, formerly with Qualcomm; and Leonardo Poggiali, previously a head of operations at Sony Ericsson.
Burnes will lead global sales operations for INQ, working with operators to develop consumer offerings. Before INQ, he was Motorola’s corporate vice president and general manager of EMEA and India.
Gupta will lead the INQ engineering team. He spent the past 10 years at Qualcomm, where he built the Qualcomm Customer Solutions organization.
Poggiali will join Burnes’ team to oversee the supply chain and global sales operations. Before INQ, he was at Sony Ericsson. He joined when the joint venture was formed and held several executive positions, including director of commercial finance and supply chain for certain global accounts, and head of volume planning for EMEA.
The company launched the INQ1 with 3 in the United Kingdom last year.