Cyrus Wilson joins goTenna as VP of Defense Sales

Jun 6, 2024

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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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Wilson brings extensive telecommunications and defense business management experience to goTenna.

Jersey City, NJ (June 6, 2024) — goTenna, the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, announced that Cyrus Wilson has joined the company as the Vice President of Defense Sales. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Wilson brings deep experience supporting both the defense and communications markets. Wilson, who previously served as Vice President and General Manager for Microspace Communications at Capitol Broadcasting Company, will lead goTenna's rapidly expanding business with the Department of Defense, focusing on delivering mission value to operators.  

“As the Vice President of Defense Sales, Cyrus Wilson will play a pivotal role in strategically engaging key defense customers, to demonstrate the value of goTenna's capabilities to the warfighter. His more than two decades of hands-on operations and customer-management experience, coupled with a track record of driving success in complex environments and U.S. Army experience, makes him a valuable addition to our team,” as highlighted by goTenna CGO, Andrea Garrity.

Before joining goTenna, Cyrus Wilson held a variety of key roles in the defense and communications sectors. Notably, he spearheaded a support services division at Cubic Corporation, a role he held under the GATR Technologies business unit. His 10-year career at Cubic|GATR was marked by his pivotal positions in program management, sales, marketing, and product sustainment. He also made significant contributions in private sector roles focused on network engineering, satellite services, and systems integration and analysis at DRS Technical services, Inc., CAS Inc, and Eagan McAllister Inc. Wilson's experience as a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he specialized in providing secure data links and communication systems worldwide, further enhances goTenna’s team of veterans, advancing the company’s goal of transforming how operators connect during critical missions.