About Sococo

Sococo is changing the way people communicate.

At Sococo, we place people in realtime contact based on their (virtual) location, and not some telephone number, bridge, or URL. People are brought closer together in rich, immersive, shared experiences regardless of where they are physically.

Our patented technology platform is applicable to anyone communicating online, whether at work or play. Our flagship product, Sococo Virtual Office, is designed to meet all the communication needs for business.

Sococo has been named a Gartner Group Cool Vendor; a TiE50 Award Winner; a Startup to Watch by CIO Magazine; a Top Ten Hot Emerging Vendor by CRN, and Emerging Technology Award Winner by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

Cliff Pollan

CEO
 

Over his career Cliff has been involved in combining new technologies with content to create solutions that dramatically change the way people work. As a serial entrepreneur he has had the opportunity to do this several times over the last 35 years. He was a co-founder of NewsEdge Corporation, which created the first live integrated news alerting service, where he helped it to reach an IPO and then became CEO.

Also, Cliff was a member of the management team of Isys Corporation, which provided investment managers their first ability to use financial databases on personal computers. Isys was acquired by Lotus Development in 1986 and was the foundation for OneSource.

Most recently, Cliff was the CEO of Postwire, a provider of content curation solutions that raise the bar for effective and personalized information sharing. Postwire merged with Sococo in 2015.

Anne Young

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
 

Anne has devoted her career to growing revenue for a range of companies from startups to Fortune 500 companies, with an area speciality in Unified Collaboration and Communication.

Prior to Sococo, Anne was the Global Sales Director at Avaya, where she managed Avaya’s strategic relationship with GE and oversaw the GE Worldwide account. Anne also held the position of VP Sales for Meetrix, a service provider that leveraged IBM Sametime technology and the IBM sales channel to deliver audio and web conferencing services. Prior to Meetrix, Anne led the Enterprise Sales team at eFax/j2Global to build their global enterprise success, bringing on some of the top Fortune 100 companies as customers.

At Sococo, Anne leads the effort to build and grow global market share.

Jon Jesse

VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT & ENGINEERING

Jon is an experienced leader of global, virtual product and development teams including software development, QA, documentation, and product management functions. In addition, Jon has also led engineering teams through the transition from a waterfall software development methodology to Scrum and Agile software development practices.

Prior to Sococo, Jon led the Software Process Solutions Group at AccuRev, an Application Lifecycle Management platform vendor, until AccuRev’s acquisition by Borland. Jon has also held CTO and VP of Engineering and Product roles at Currensee and at Lumigent, where, as a founding member of the Lumigent team, he helped grow the company over a successful decade to its eventual acquisition by BeyondTrust. At Sococo, Jon guides both product architecture, product delivery and product-to-market adoption.