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Although we haven't heard a ton from OnwardMobility since they announced a new 5G BlackBerry with a keyboard would be arriving in 2021, it seems as though they have been working hard on growing their team according to a new announcement posted to their blog.

OnwardMobility is growing! Today, we're excited to announce significant new hires for our global sales team to meet the need for the growing global interest in our company. We're welcoming to the team industry veterans GĂ©raud Boutibonnes as Vice President General Manager EMEA and Global Accounts (EU) and Matthew McFee as Vice President of Government Sales. With more than 60 years' combined experience, both Mr. Boutibonnes and Mr. McFee will contribute to growing OnwardMobility's global sales and will report to OnwardMobility's EVP of Sales Chuck Becher.

"We continue to see increased excitement about our company and pent up demand for our new robust devices, and the addition of GĂ©raud and Matthew enables us to quickly ramp up our sales efforts throughout EMEA and with key government accounts," said Peter Franklin, CEO of OnwardMobility. "Both GĂ©raud and Matthew bring extensive experience in increasing wireless device sales in key markets and will be important contributors to bringing to market OnwardMobility's global flagship device, a feature-rich, 5G Android smartphone that delivers on security and productivity."

Seeing some action on the hiring front is fantastic. In order to make it all work, you need great people on the front lines to help out but as an admittedly impatient BlackBerry fan, I just want to see some teases of new BlackBerry hardware.

Press Release

OnwardMobility Expands Global Sales Team

OnwardMobility is growing! Today, we're excited to announce significant new hires for our global sales team to meet the need for the growing global interest in our company. We're welcoming to the team industry veterans GĂ©raud Boutibonnes as Vice President General Manager EMEA and Global Accounts (EU) and Matthew McFee as Vice President of Government Sales. With more than 60 years' combined experience, both Mr. Boutibonnes and Mr. McFee will contribute to growing OnwardMobility's global sales and will report to OnwardMobility's EVP of Sales Chuck Becher.

"We continue to see increased excitement about our company and pent up demand for our new robust devices, and the addition of GĂ©raud and Matthew enables us to quickly ramp up our sales efforts throughout EMEA and with key government accounts," said Peter Franklin, CEO of OnwardMobility. "Both GĂ©raud and Matthew bring extensive experience in increasing wireless device sales in key markets and will be important contributors to bringing to market OnwardMobility's global flagship device, a feature-rich, 5G Android smartphone that delivers on security and productivity."

About GĂ©raud Boutibonnes, Vice President General Manager EMEA and Global Accounts (EU)

With more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless sales, Mr. Boutibonnes is responsible for establishing and expanding OnwardMobility's sales footprint within the EMEA region and brings extensive experience in building sales organizations and engaging EMEA carriers. With a track record of strong growth performance and successful management of large-scale global businesses, Mr. Boutibonnes has led outstanding performances in sales, marketing and operations, engaged and motivated large teams, and developed senior leaders for the Alcatel and BlackBerry brands. For the past 10 years, Mr. Boutibonnes developed mobile broadband, CiOT, and delivered innovative solutions with global carriers headquartered in Europe (Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Telefonica, CKH) as VP of global accounts and partnership in TCL. Mr. Boutibonnes will be based in Paris, France. EMEA customers can directly connect with GĂ©raud Boutibonnes via LinkedIn.

About Matthew McFee, Vice President of Government Sales

Matthew McFee brings over 35 years of wireless experience to the team. At OnwardMobility, he will be instrumental in positioning Onward Mobility's BlackBerry devices as the most trusted and secure solution serving government markets around the globe. His career started with Motorola in East Tennessee where he focused on special markets including radio common carriers, federal government and subscriber cellular, which led him to Atlanta as the Southeast Area Sales Manager. He was recruited by his customer (BellSouth) to lead the New Product and Services Development team in the U.S. and eventually for BellSouth International in LATAM. He has a proven ability to build and develop successful teams with Motorola, BellSouth, Kyocera and Sonim, as well as longstanding professional relations with federal and state agencies for secured tactical communications. Mr. McFee will be based in East Tennessee. North American government customers can directly connect with Matthew McFee via LinkedIn.

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