Jasper Wireless Taps Former Verizon Wireless Executive to Grow International M2M Presence
EVP Cindy Patterson Prepares Company for Broad Global Push; Brings 20-Year Wireless Experience to Senior Management TeamSUNNYVALE, Calif. — October 1, 2007
— Bolstering the expansion of its international presence, Jasper Wireless, a licensed global machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile operator, today announced former Verizon Wireless executive Cindy Patterson has joined the company as executive vice president – international. A 20-year wireless industry veteran, Patterson is charged with bringing Jasper Wireless service to new global markets.
“Bringing an executive of Cindy’s caliber on board lets us hit the ground running in our global expansion efforts,” said Jahangir Mohammed, CEO of Jasper Wireless. “Cindy has deep experience in building wireless businesses from the ground up, in developing international markets, and in serving the needs of both enterprises and mobile operators. She’s a tremendous addition to our senior management team.”
Patterson said, “I’ve been in the wireless industry for quite a few years, and I’ve never before seen anything like the Jasper Wireless value proposition. The ability to connect and manage machines around the world is huge. Our Global SIM, our Control Center, and our vertical solutions are truly unique and what M2M businesses absolutely need to grow. That’s why I came to Jasper Wireless, to help change the game in wireless M2M.”
Experience to Change the Game
At Jasper Wireless, Patterson will be responsible for building the sales and marketing organizations needed to expand the company’s international presence. The task is perfectly suited to Patterson, playing to the experience and expertise she’s gained in 20 years in the wireless industry.
Prior to Jasper Wireless, Patterson built and led the Enterprise Data direct and indirect sales channels at Verizon Wireless, where she was responsible for deploying business applications at Fortune 1000, Global 500, and Federal Government customers in the United States.
Earlier, Patterson was president of the Central Texas market for Verizon Wireless, where she launched the Verizon Wireless brand and the 3G data network and led all sales channels including retail, indirect and business-to-business.
Patterson’s mobile network operator experience started with GTE-TSI (now Syniverse), where she led market entry into EMEA and Latin America. She also served as the marketing director for GTE Wireless in San Diego. Her wireless career began at Motorola, where she built and deployed a wide range of hardware, software, and services to customers throughout North America, EMEA, Latin America, and APAC.
Patterson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and an MBA from DePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Patterson joins a highly talented management team at Jasper Wireless with deep expertise in the wireless and software industries. In addition to Verizon Wireless, the team has collected over 100 years of experience at luminary companies such as Cingular, AT&T Wireless, eBay, SBC, Ericsson, Sun Microsystems, Nortel, Philips, Siebel Systems, Open Harbor, and Alcatel.About Jasper Wireless
Jasper Wireless, a licensed global machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile operator, is the only company built from the ground up to wirelessly connect and manage machines around the world as part of the $32B M2M market. With this dedicated focus, Jasper Wireless is redefining machine-to-machine communications by converging the best in wireless technologies and on-demand Internet applications. The company’s unique service model features the Jasper Wireless Global SIM, vertical application solutions, and the Jasper Wireless Control Center for real-time visibility and control to help M2M application providers maximize their revenues. Founded in 2004, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, CA, with regional offices in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com
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