Emnify, a prominent player in the realm of cellular communications within the Internet of Things (IoT) stack, is delighted to announce the addition of technology executive Lynda Smith to its Board of Directors. Smith, renowned for her distinguished career with key roles at Twilio and Nuance, as well as board positions at Fictiv and Clickatell, brings a wealth of experience to complement her academic standing as an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University. As a global innovator in cloud-native IoT connectivity, supported by the significant backing of leading growth investor One Peak, this strategic appointment underscores Emnify’s unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation.
Formerly the Chief Marketing Officer at Twilio, Smith played a pivotal role in scaling the company’s annual recurring revenue from $20 million to over $100 million. Her leadership also facilitated the expansion of the marketing team from 18 to over 50, successfully navigating direct-to-developer and enterprise B2B marketing strategies, positioning Twilio as a preeminent developer platform on the global stage.
Boasting a track record of over 35 years in technology leadership, Smith fortifies Emnify’s board with her extensive expertise in tech marketing and strategy. Her appointment marks a significant milestone for Emnify as it pursues top-tier industry talent to solidify its standing as a global IoT innovator and leader.
Frank Stoecker, CEO, and co-founder of Emnify expressed enthusiasm about Smith’s addition, stating, “Lynda brings a wealth of experience that is highly relevant to Emnify’s next phase of growth. Her perspective will be invaluable as we continue to advance our global IoT SuperNetwork, purpose-built for a diverse range of IoT applications, offering unparalleled cloud-native connectivity. This is about strengthening our leadership in a market that rightfully demands innovation, and with Lynda on our board, we’re set to raise the bar even higher.”
Smith’s inclusion in the team coincides with Emnify’s attainment of new heights of growth and reinforces its leadership position in the dynamically evolving IoT industry. Smith remarked, “I’m looking forward to seeing how Emnify will continue to transform the IoT landscape. The company’s drive and ambitious vision for the future are what excite me most.”
With Smith joining the team, Emnify sends a resounding message: it is a company equipped with the expertise, vision, and now, a bolstered world-class leadership team, poised to spearhead the ongoing evolution of IoT connectivity.