Rich Mobile Browser Startup Skyfire Snags Travelocity Exec For Top Spot

Skyfire, the makers of the “game-changing” Skyfire mobile browser, has tapped Jeffrey Glueck to join the company as CEO. Formerly Chief Marketing Officer at Travelocity, Glueck helped grow sales for the travel site from $3.5 billion to $10.6 billion globally and introduced the Travelocity Guarantee and the “Roaming Gnome” advertising campaigns. Prior to Travelocity, Glueck co-founded last minute deal start-up, which was sold to Travelocity in 2002.

Former Skyfire CEO Nitin Bhandari will become chief product officer with the goal for expanding Skyfire as a platform for media and entertainment companies to build video apps. Skyfire is free and the only browser of the bunch to support Flash, Silverlight, and a number of other technologies generally reserved for desktop browsers. Skyfire, which has over one million users, supports devices from Nokia, Samsung, LG, HTC, Palm, and Motorola, and is testing a BlackBerry version.