Harnessing the transformative power of mobile.

We create rich user experiences that reinvent how businesses engage the world through mobile. Combining deep design, development, and domain expertise, our custom software solutions help clients connect people, processes, and data, from the back office to the point of sale and everywhere in between.

We’ve helped many of the world’s leading brands – including Audi, Cisco, Google, and Philips – uncover new revenue opportunities and increase the demonstrable value of mobile through ongoing innovation and measurement.


  • 2012
    CES Innovations Award
    ESCORT Live!
  • 2011
    SEMA Best New Mobile
    Electronics Products
  • 2011
    Addy Awards
    Google Boutiques
  • 2011
    Best Retail Tablet
    Webby Awards
  • 2010
    Best Mobile Marketing Company
    Advertising Federation


We are 300+ mobile specialists based in Austin & Hyderabad.

John Arrow

Chairman of the Board

John Arrow is a veteran of entrepreneurship with a passion for harnessing disruptive and emerging technologies. His ability to combine market vision with methodical execution has propelled Mutual Mobile, Inc. to become the world’s largest and most called-upon mobile consulting company.

Over the last ten years, John founded successful businesses in the online payment processing industry and the consumer and enterprise software spaces. He also created one of the first site targeted PPC advertising networks. An adventurer and an innovator, John founded Mutual Mobile with the vision to unite the best minds in emerging technologies to pursue world changing endeavors.

Tarun Nimmagadda

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Tarun Nimmagadda has helped clients such as Google, Cisco, and Xerox take full advantage of the evolving mobile platform. A natural entrepreneur, Tarun has worked tirelessly to elevate Mutual Mobile to where it stands today.

Before founding Mutual Mobile, Tarun founded and served as Chief Information Officer of AccessAble Systems, LLC, for which he won the Dell Social Innovation Competition. His work on robotics took him to the finals of the DARPA Grand Challenge and was published in the Journal of Physical Agents. With partner Mickey Ristroph, now co-CEO at Mutual Mobile, Tarun designed the successful mobile application Sparkphone. Tarun has also worked with GM on V2I and V2V communication and is a founder of the SmartPhone Entrepreneurs Group.

Tarun now heads the fulfillment and operation side of Mutual Mobile. Under his supervision, the company has managed to combine award-winning designers and world-class engineers under one roof. Despite the ongoing talent war, Tarun’s vision has continued to attract the smartest, best minds in mobile. As a testament to this process, Mutual Mobile is now the single largest hirer of iOS developers in the country.

Tarun is a natural leader and motivator. New Mutual Mobile developers and designers quickly learn that there is no static, hidebound development process within the company. Rather, under Tarun’s collaborative supervision, teams are encouraged to create ways to heighten innovation and maximize efficiency.

Mickey Ristroph

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mickey Ristroph guides Mutual Mobile’s research and development efforts for next-generation tools and platforms. He consults on the strategic direction of the company and has been the driving force behind Mutual Mobile’s ability to extend both the technological and market impact of the mobile platform.

Before founding Mutual Mobile, Mickey wrote software for a global data mining initiative by the Department of Defense, designed the infrastructure and reporting tools for automated high frequency financial trading systems, and performed computational research in bioinformatics. Mickey co-founded AccessAble Systems, LLC, for which he won the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, and made it to the finals of the DARPA Grand Challenge for his work on autonomous vehicles. He has also designed multiple games and utilities for the iPhone, including the successful telephony app SparkPhone.

At Mutual Mobile, Mickey advises clients on enterprise mobility and leads the consulting team to devise both short- and long-term strategies for every customer’s mobile initiatives. His intimacy with financial services and Big Data has enabled him to deploy secure, highly scalable mobile solutions for such organizations as Cisco and BancVue.

Jason Story

Managing Partner

Prior to joining Mutual Mobile, Jason Story founded the IT services and security firm Gravity Technical, Inc., since acquired by White Glove Technologies. A seasoned entrepreneur, Jason brings to Mutual Mobile a history of forward-thinking business leadership.

Jason has overseen strategy development for many of Mutual Mobile’s projects, helping companies define their mobile ROI and establish long-term plans for the next 5 to 10 years. While he has participated in mobile launches for numerous industries, Jason possesses a particular interest in interfacing with health care and has worked alongside companies such as Philips and Touch Medix to devise their mobile solutions.

Jason’s integrity and commitment have earned him many trusted partnerships within the mobile development world. His openness and dedication to clients is the reason many of our one-off projects have evolved into long-term alliances.

Sam Gaddis

Chief Innovation Officer

Sam guides Mutual Mobile’s go-to-market strategy and is responsible for opening conversations in new accounts. As Chief Innovation Officer, he has developed a keen understanding of where in the enterprise mobile works, and more importantly where it often doesn’t. Recently, he helped launch Mutual Mobile’s consumer and enterprise strategy practice.

A technologist at heart, Sam’s approach to marketing stands out among peers in its thoughtful use of technology to identify and engage prospects. He is also a vocal advocate of agile marketing principles that value many small experiments over large and expensive campaigns.

Prior to Mutual Mobile, Sam founded a mobile marketing technology company and served as technology director for a non-profit land trust. As a student at UT Austin, he was one of the first researchers to publish a peer-reviewed study on Facebook which eventually appeared in Psychological Science. When he’s not tinkering with new marketing software, you can find Sam paragliding over the Hill Country.

Ken Bartley

Chief Financial Officer

Ken, our CFO, has a proven track record with companies in high-growth environments. Through his Bridgepoint Consulting, he provides financial advisory services to young technology companies. In this role, he uses his strong business acumen and keen analytical skills to maximize revenue growth — driving profitability from early stage to millions in revenue.

A former Air Force officer, Ken started his career with Texas Instruments and was most recently interim CFO at Illumitex, a venture-backed tech company who developed advanced LED lighting products. In addition to a bachelor’s in Accounting from Kansas State, Ken earned a master’s in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.

Kito Dietrich


Kito Dietrich brings more than 25 years of career experience in software development, project management, and multimedia for web and mobile to Mutual Mobile. Since joining the team, Kito has served as a developer, project manager, Director of Development, Director of Project Management and now, Managing Partner. His vast array of abilities has made him a critical contributor to all of Mutual Mobile’s highest profile projects.

Kito has pursued his joint passion for software and multimedia since designing his first music program on the Commodore 64 at age 7. His work on popular music software such as Ardour, jackd, and FXpansion’s BFD enabled him to draw on both his musical training and the extensive technical experience he received at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Kyoto City University of Arts and his work at reputable companies like Sapient, Hencie Consulting and of course, Mutual Mobile.

Russ Buyse

VP, Engineering

Russ brings over 25 years of high-tech experience and leadership to his role of building and managing our engineering teams. He has the rare and valuable ability to combine a deep insight into emerging technology with an intuitive command of personnel management. All this while maintaining a tight focus on delivering outstanding results for the businesses we work with.

Russ’s career includes an extensive history of tech company leadership and entrepreneurship. Previously, he was co-founder and COO of National Transcript Center. He remained with that company for two years after it was acquired by Pearson to help further its product development. In addition to co-founding another tech startup, he also served as “entrepreneur in residence” for a venture capital fund.

With a deep background in software development, high-level tech personnel management skills, and an insight into business imperatives that can only come from up-close and personal experience, Russ enhances our capability to deliver solutions that offer the greatest possible value to our clients.

Amanda McGlothlin

Creative Director

Amanda McGlothlin guides the design aesthetic of Mutual Mobile. An evangelist for simplicity in visual design and user experience, Amanda’s fingerprints can be seen across mobile initiatives spanning from Cisco to Audi. Her enthusiasm and leadership are conducive to our team consistently delivering products that offer both high visual appeal and excellent end-user experiences.

Amanda guides clients through the initial planning stages to help devise their mobile strategy and to generate a roadmap for the remainder of the project. Her project visions – the result of iterations of workflows based upon user research – balance business objectives with the needs of real users. Always keeping end-user satisfaction at the front of every initiative, Amanda passes along her values to our international team of designers.

Before joining Mutual Mobile, Amanda polished her visual design and user interface knowledge working for a boutique agency, where she helped manage everything from branding to front-end development. Amanda also worked with the marketing and advertising firm T3 and operated her own photography studio. She has been recognized as a leader in mobile design, speaking at events such as SXSW in Austin.

Ravi Tirumalaraju

General Manager, India

To deliver enterprise-class solutions at the speed of mobile, we can’t afford to stop working. We’ve invested heavily in building parallel operations between US and India, with both offices held to the same standards. As General Manager of our India offices, Ravi Tirumalaraju is the person responsible for ensuring those standards are met.

Ravi is yet another member of our team with a multi-disciplinary background, holding a master’s in computer science as well as a degree in business administration. He embodies our philosophy of bringing more technology to business and more business to technology.

A relative rarity today, co-located, cross-cultural business operations will become more commonplace in the future. But Ravi has already been there and done that. He has proven success building and managing large collaborative engineering teams co-located across the U.S and India.

Ravi has over 16 years of experience in enterprise mobility, mobile VAS, and middleware technologies for companies such as Motorola, Good Technology, and JP Mobile. He served as the lead technologist in design and development for the first SMS-based VAS platform in India, and most recently managed the Mobile Solutions Group at Corpus Software Private Limited.

Mark McNeal

Director, PMO

Mark has been delivering products and services to Fortune 100 companies, as well as leading business operations and client consulting engagements for innovative startups for over 15 years. His thorough understanding of agile methodologies, cross-functional team collaboration and operational excellence has fueled mobile solutions for notable companies such as ADP, GM, HP, AT&T and Ericsson.

Prior to joining Mutual Mobile, Mark spent 10 years as an executive at Cobalt Inc, a leading digital marketing provider for the automotive industry. Cobalt achieved 400%+ revenue growth during Mark’s tenure, and he brings that same success rate and expertise to the mobile solutions industry.

Alicia Dixon

Global Director, HR

Alicia is responsible for all things relating to Mutual Mobile’s 300+ employees. She is at the helm of all HR strategies, services and programs, including top-notch talent acquisition and facilities functions.

Prior to Mutual Mobile, Alicia served as an HR Manager at the award-winning digital advertising agency, Razorfish. Her responsibilities included performance management, succession planning, employee relations issues and investigations, compliance regulations, recruiting and facilitating leadership exercises and training. Alicia excels at maintaining a human element in tech-drive industries.

Press Room

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Press Releases

Union Bank Launches Yuby Mobile App to Encourage Youth Financial Literacy

April 16, 2014

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April 14, 2014

Mutual Mobile Releases Otter Into the Wild

February 25, 2014

Mutual Mobile Tops List of Custom Developer Firms

February 18, 2014

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