Teal Communications Names Telecom Veteran Glenn Lurie to Its Board of Directors
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 22, 2021 (Originally appeared on Newswire.com) – Teal Communications, an IoT software and private networking company, is pleased to announce the addition of telecommunications veteran Glenn Lurie to its Board of Directors.
After starting his career at McCaw Cellular, Lurie ushered in the modern smartphone era by leading AT&T’s negotiations with Apple to bring the first iPhones and iPads to market. While at AT&T, he built three groundbreaking businesses: the Internet of Things (IoT) business – bringing wireless connectivity to tablets, cars and consumer electronics; Digital Life – AT&T’s home automation and security business; and Aio Wireless – now Cricket Wireless – the company’s industry-leading pre-paid flanker brand.
Teal recently announced its $9.2 million Series A to fuel the growth of its intelligent eSIM platform and to expand its services into new verticals. The company is at the forefront of the extremely fast-growing IoT, Private LTE & 5G space, and also recently announced its participation in the 5G Open Innovation Lab, which counts Intel, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Dell, and others among its founding partners.
“I am excited to be joining such a fantastic young and talented company that is focused on solving connectivity issues and driving innovation to the IoT and private network space,” said Glenn Lurie. “Having been in the IoT business from the beginning and seeing how it has matured, I believe Teal’s solutions have the ability to accelerate growth for the whole industry.”
Lurie currently serves on the Board of Directors at Avis Budget Group, Inc., Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware, Inc., and Blue Link Wireless, LLC., and serves on multiple companies’ advisory councils.