Christopher Boyd joins goTenna as VP of Product

Nov 16, 2023

About goTenna

goTenna is advancing universal access to connectivity by building the world's most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, providing off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices, as well as augmenting traditional communications networks. This technology enables mobile, long-range connectivity without cell, wifi, or satellite connectivity. goTenna's drive to create resilient connectivity began during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 when approximately a third of cell towers and power stations in affected areas failed. goTenna's products are currently used by over 300 law enforcement, military, and public safety agencies worldwide. goTenna is backed by investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.

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Christopher Boyd brings extensive product development and off-grid communications technology experience to goTenna.

JERSEY CITY, NJ (November 16, 2023) — goTenna, the world’s leading mobile mesh networking company, today announced the appointment of Christopher Boyd as VP of Product. Boyd brings over twenty years of experience in hardware and software product-oriented roles such as Product Manager, Solutions Architect, and Technical Marketer. 

He specializes in driving the development and integration of mission-critical communications systems for defense, space, and telco/service-provider applications. His most recent expertise lies in satellite-based communications, where he spent the past 15 years focused on serving the Enterprise, Maritime, Defense, and Public Sector vertical market segments. During his time in the satellite communications field, he worked to create mobile and fixed communication solutions using a combination of satellite, terrestrial, and tactical communications and mixed-mode capabilities.

Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in IP-centric advanced technologies, Boyd has successfully implemented cutting-edge satellite-based communication solutions encompassing Voice over IP, Video, Data, and LMR/PTT connectivity and interoperability. He brings extensive experience with Tactical/Mobile SATCOM terminals, satellite teleport ground-systems technologies, 3GPP and LMR-based radio systems, and operational services crucial for mission-critical communications delivery.

“Chris brings strategic product planning and emerging-market technology adoption experience to goTenna,” said goTenna’s CEO, Ari Schuler. “His deep understanding of off-grid technologies in austere and comms-denied environments will support national security, homeland defense, and disaster response efforts for our end users.”

“I’m excited to join goTenna at a time of expanding market adoption and growth,” said Boyd. “I’ve spent my career developing products and solutions that enable mission-critical communications for those that protect our country and our citizens. goTenna products and technologies are a natural fit for solving the problems our customers experience in austere environments. I look forward to working with the talented team here at goTenna to provide solutions that answer customer demands to provide critical communication connectivity in the last tactical mile.”