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Chris Ebert

Advisor Greater Atlanta Area, US

Head of Business Development, Vinja Video and Executive Director, Nokia Siemens Networks. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

Head of Business Development, Vinja Video and Executive Director, Nokia Siemens Networks. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Business Development

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Business Development

Involved In

Advisor

Key2Mobile

Positions

Vice President - Head of Business Development Vinja January 2015 - present
Member of the Advisory Board Key2Mobile June 2014 - present
Head of Network Systems Business Unit Strategic Product Marketing, CO - Western Hemisphere Nokia Networks January 2009 - December 2014
Head of the AT&T Customer Mobility Team Nokia January 2005 - September 2008
Executive Director - Core Networks Nokia Networks May 2004 - January 2005
Vice President, WW Sales and Business Development Tatara Systems March 2003 - May 2004
Vice President, North America Tahoe Networks April 2002 - March 2003
Director North American Strategic Accounts and WW Alliances Openwave Systems May 1999 - April 2002
Director Product Development, Southern LINC Wireless Southern Company October 1995 - May 1999
Director Regional Indirect Distribution and Corporate Accounts Ameritech August 1990 - August 1995
Market Manager U.S. Cellular October 1988 - March 1990

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Iowa Business

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Wireless • Business Strategy • Product Marketing • Team Building

Key Accomplishments

Passionate about building and growing products and services and interdependent teamwork with the energy and perseverance to make thing happen. Possess a unique set of valuable insights and skills having sat on every side of the table - with a successful track record in sales, business development and product marketing - across large Telecom Operators, 4 start-ups (IPO or acquired) and for a Tier 1 network vendor.

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Van Diamandakis
They're my advisor  •  Chief Marketing Officer, Corvil. Previously Chief Marketing Officer, Joyent. University of Iowa grad. University of Iowa grad.
Chris is a well-rounded technology executive with both startup and enterprise leadership experience. Chris would be a valuable advisor to an ... y tech management team leveraging his deep experience in sales, marketing, product and business development. Chris has played strategic roles in accelerating company growth, turnarounds and positioning companies for successful acquisition.
Mark Ewen
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Vinja Video and Board of Advisors, Acta.
Chris is an experienced senior executive who is insightful, hard working, and pays attention to detail. He has vast experiences across the ... mobile wireless ecosystem both in start-ups and large enterprise. Chris is well connected, assertive, and brings an ambitious and winning attitude to the team.
Tony Giraudo
We worked together  •  CEO/President, Key 2 Mobile. Previously President, Wireless Solutions.
I met Chris while he was still at Nokia. From the first time I listened to him on a panel discussion at the DAS conference, I told myself th ... is is someone I need to have advise me on my new startup. Eventually we connected and I brought him in as an advisor to my company. He is extremely valuable to us because of his unique combination of experience. He has worked on the wireless operator side of the business as well as the wireless equipment side of the business. He is a good listener, thoughtful and very creative.

Mark Ewen
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Vinja Video and Board of Advisors, Acta.
Mark is a talented sales professional with proven track record in identifying new business, defining the appropriate value proposition and s ... tructuring complex deals. I have personally known Mark for years having worked together at Unwired Planet, the birthplace of the wireless internet and again now at Vinja Video. He understands the start-up business having worked at many notable companies and has the right combination of entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm to make things happen.

Sanjay Jhawar

Sanjay is an exceptionally bright and visionary individual with the ability to bridge technology and business concepts seamlessly and define ... and execute winning plans. As a result he has established a proven track record having been instrumental in 3 mobile / wireless industry startups, 3 Fortune 100 technology companies and possesses a deep understanding of the role of funding, having also had 3 years of experience in VC. Throughout the years I have known him, he has led high performing teams that have pioneered new product/new market and new product/existing market quadrants from concept to development to initial reference sales to accelerating revenue. He combines outstanding strategy development and communication skills, the ability to synthesize strategic visions and align internal teams, customers and partners around those visions.

Sanjay Jhawar
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, exploring startups in computer vision, wearables, IoT & enterprise mobile verticals. Veteran of 3 VC backed startups.
Sanjay is an exceptionally bright and talented individual with outstanding strategy development and communication skills. He is adept at sy ... nthesizing strategic vision and aligning internal teams, customers and partners in winning ways that deliver results. From an experience standpoint, he has worked for 3 mobile / wireless industry startups, 3 Fortune 100 technology companies and understands funding having spent 3 years in VC. In those various roles, he has repeatedly built high performing teams that have pioneered new product/new market and new product/existing market quadrants from concept to development to initial reference sales to accelerating revenue.