TextNow, which has developed a mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, has hired Andrew Shin as a senior vice president of engineering.

Shin will report to TextNow CEO Derek Ting and is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the app, growing the engineering team, and scaling the TextNow platform to meet the demands of a rapidly growing user base, while maintaining and improving user experience and call quality.

Andrew brings more than 20 years of experience building software for consumer internet and e-commerce platforms and was most recently the chief technology officer at footwear marketplace GOAT.

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“Andy brings decades of engineering leadership and his customer-first approach matches our mission to provide exceptional phone service for our users, for free,” said Ting. “As we scale our platform, Andy has the perfect combination of experience developing disruptive technologies and leadership to help us build on our high-quality communications services.”

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