Chris Gabriel is based in Sydney and brings deep, hands-on experience leading international businesses in the mobile technology and telecommunications industry. As Chairman of Australian mobile technology group, Alive Mobile, Gabriel delivered a four-fold revenue increase in 12 months; and in three years as CEO at telco Zain Africa, he doubled revenue and customer numbers and more than tripled its value to $10.7 billion when sold to Bharti Airtel. In addition, Gabriel was instrumental in the success of several mobile-focused companies, including Call Journey, Shaka Mobile, and Bahrain Telecommunications Company. His proven ability to grow companies globally comes at a pivotal time for Syntonic following its successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and expansion in Southeast Asia and beyond.
"As we continue to ramp up expansion efforts into international markets, it's imperative that we complement our leadership team with highly experienced mobile veterans with the industry acumen to take us to the next level," said Gary Greenbaum, CEO and Co-Founder of Syntonic. "The addition of both Elfman and Gabriel to our Board of Directors makes a strong statement to the power of our consumer-facing and enterprise offering. We'll immediately capitalize on more than 40 years of extensive industry experience to solidify our position as a proven leader in mobile innovation."
Steve Elfman said "My decision to join Syntonic's Board of Directors was very deliberate, driven by my assessment of the company's product strategy and the executive team's long-term vision. Syntonic is well positioned to make a big impact on the way mobile data is consumed and used for business intelligence. The road ahead looks bright and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish."
Chris Gabriel said "After working in the telco and mobile industry for decades, I've only seen a handful of companies like Syntonic with the potential to succeed based on the widespread global impact the technology can have on massive populations of people. Syntonic is on the right track, and I'm ready to jump in on the board with strategies and ideas to help strengthen their position as a leading provider of sponsored data solutions."
Another tenured mobile professional, Dr. Kevin Packingham will join the Advisory Board of Syntonic's U.S. subsidiary, Syntonic Wireless, Inc., to help expand Syntonic's operator network and accelerate product development, marketing and sales. Dr. Packingham served as the Executive Vice President of Product Management for Cablevision Systems, where he managed the entire portfolio of video, broadband, voice, and wireless services. Throughout his career, Dr. Packingham has held several executive positions including, the Chief Product Officer for Samsung Telecommunications America, where he helped launch flagship products such as the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy S4. Dr. Packingham was the CEO of Amerilink Telecom Corporation and also spent over ten years at Sprint Nextel Corporation. He will be joining Rudy Gadre, John Landau, and Bill Richter as advisors.
For more information on Syntonic's Board of Directors and Advisory Board, click here.
Syntonic (SYT.ASX) is a consumer and enterprise mobile platform services company that is transforming the mobile Internet with modern business and usage models that are appropriate for application-centric smartphones. Syntonic's Connected Services Platform™ supports both consumer sponsored content solutions and split-billing for corporate Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) deployments. Founded in 2013, Syntonic has developed worldwide strategic partnerships with leaders in the mobile ecosystem. To learn more about Syntonic visit www.syntonic.com.
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