goTenna Appoints Andrea D. Garrity as Chief Growth Officer

Aug 12, 2021

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 even 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. Based in Brooklyn, goTenna is backed by investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.

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New Chief Growth Officer brings intelligence community and technology sector experience to the B2G team

Andrea Garrity

August 12, 2021 (BROOKLYN, N.Y.) — goTenna, the company behind the world’s most advanced, infrastructure-free, and scalable mobile mesh networks announced today that Andrea D. Garrity has been appointed the new Chief Growth Officer. In this key leadership role, Andrea will drive goTenna’s business expansion strategy and execution in multiple markets.  

As goTenna's product adoption has surged within the government sector over the last several years, Andrea will be responsible for achieving strategic growth and developing the business strategy across goTenna's Public Sector markets, business partnerships, and commercial markets. She will also lead marketing and sales operations for goTenna.

“Andrea has an incredible reputation with our end-user agency community,” said goTenna CEO, Ari Schuler. “She has spent her entire career delivering disruptive technology in defense, intelligence, and law enforcement missions. She brings tremendous talent and expertise that will help goTenna serve both existing and future markets.”

Garrity has spent two decades in the private sector collaborating with government partners to align technology capabilities with mission priorities.  In her previous role, she served as the Vice President of Intelligence Community Support at In-Q-Tel where she helped partners address their strategic technology challenges through the adoption of innovative technologies like AI, field communications, autonomous vehicles, and commercial space. Prior to joining In-Q-Tel, she served as a Client Executive at IBM and helped develop business relationships with Federal agencies.

"Much of my career has been focused on advancing the interests of our national security mission, specifically through delivering innovative technology to agents and operators, so that they can implement their mission safely and effectively. goTenna has all the components to be a game changer in addressing a critical communications issue impacting our first and front line responders. I am excited to lead such a talented team and to bring my deep understanding of the government and tech ecosystems to shape the growth strategy."

The goTenna Pro X enables operators to maintain situational awareness with their teams during missions where wifi, satellite or cell service is denied or unavailable. The ProX is a low SWaP-C (size, weight, power, and cost) radio that pairs with a smartphone or tablet and forms a robust mobile ad hoc network (MANET) which enables resilient, long-range connectivity.  goTenna is typically deployed in communications-denied environments for military, law enforcement, and public safety agencies, and is most commonly used with the Team Awareness Kit (TAK).

 

About goTenna

goTenna was founded in 2012. The company shipped two generations of consumer mesh-networking devices in 2015 and 2017, before releasing its tactical-grade goTenna Pro product line in 2018. The goTenna team is led by seasoned individuals with broad innovation experience at companies like BBN Raytheon, Qualcomm, and Cisco and is backed by venture capital investors such as Founders Fund and Union Square Ventures. In addition, goTenna has received NRE funding from Google and the U.S. Department of Defense.