RTG member ClearSky Mobile Media, a leading provider of mobile data services and content to regional wireless carriers, announced on September 8th the hire of Lou Grilli to lead the company’s internal product management efforts, as well as product and service partnership initiatives.
As Director of Product Management, Grilli will lead the launch of several new services for next generation networks; his role is to define product strategy to transform emerging technologies into revenue-generating services for regional wireless operators. Additionally, Grilli will manage the lifecycle of ClearSky’s existing product and service portfolio.
“Lou’s extensive business and software development background, impressive education, and proven track record in the wireless market make him a perfect fit for ClearSky,” says ClearSky President and CEO Bill Poellmitz. “ClearSky continues to grow, both in the number of customers, and in the number of products and services offered to the industry, and Lou will ensure that we deliver compelling new products and services to the industry in a timely manner.” Click here for more.
With 20+ years of experience in the mobile industry, Grilli developed the industry’s first SMS inter-carrier gateway, and was part of the team responsible for implementing the first in-vehicle security and navigation system that uses wireless voice and data for remote access. His career in wireless began in software development and operations at GTE TSI, followed by his role in business development with Verizon, and product management at Syniverse. His most recent role was Director of Mobile Payments at Revolution Money, a startup which was acquired by American Express. Grilli holds an MBA from Duke University and a Masters in Computer Engineering from University of South Florida.