GetJar hires former Microsoft exec James Mooney to head UK sales

Mobile apps store operator GetJar this morning announced that it has appointed James Mooney as head of UK sales, to help build and lead its first UK-based team.

Mooney joins GetJar after managing the Agency Sales Business at Microsoft Advertising for the past 6 years, where he was responsible for large accounts such as Publicis, WPP and Omnicom.

Mooney will be tasked with developing new and existing relationships with UK app developers and publishers and driving partnerships. In addition, Mooney will take an active role in helping build the GetJar team in the UK, which the company says is a key market for them because of the available app developer talent.

GetJar, recently named a Technology Pioneer for 2011 by The World Economic Forum, raised $11 million in Series B funding last June.

The company claims its app store is now seeing three million downloads per day, and that they’ve counted over 1 billion total downloads in total to date.