Wyless today announced the addition of Charles Kriete as Senior Vice President, Sales to the Wyless management team.
Charles joins Wyless from Tech Data, where he was the Executive VP of their TD Mobility division; a company that he co-founded in 2005 as OTBT and that was later acquired by and operated as a joint venture between Tech Data and Brightstar. Charles joins another Tech Data veteran and OTBT co-founder, Michael Chase, who joined Wyless as VP of Global Operations earlier this year. At TD Mobility both Charles and Michael were focused on building scalable enterprise mobility solutions to be sold through Tech Data’s 65,000 channel partners and resellers to hundreds of thousands of enterprise customers worldwide. Their appointments are aimed at bringing scalability to the Operations and Sales teams as Wyless emerges as the number one end-to-end Managed Services and Solutions provider in the M2M/IOT Space.
Dan McDuffie, CEO, Wyless, Inc. commented:
“Charles and Michael both bring a wealth of experience to the Wyless management team. The fact that they’ve worked together for so many years and achieved great success in TD Mobility ensures that the impact they are already making in our scalability and market positioning will be swift and demonstrative of things to come.”
Charles Kriete, Senior VP of Sales, added:
“I wanted to join a company that not only was a pioneer in the M2M/Internet of Things ( IOT ) space, but also ready for exponential growth via channels. Wyless’ ability to offer a recurring revenue to the channel on connectivity, M2M services and ongoing support is a key differentiator in the current mobile channel environment. We have already built elements of a great program for partner sales, these will be enhanced over the coming months and via these initiatives, Wyless will quickly become the dominant service provider in this Market.”
Michael Chase, said:
“Wyless has been on the cutting edge of moving the machine to machine or internet of things to the 21st century embracing the entrepreneurial opportunities that will challenge the way we live, work, and evolve.”
“It is our vision to enable the next generation of technology companies to reach their full potential with less effort, faster speed to market, and higher profits due to our unique offerings, experience, and partnerships.”