David Sym-Smith, is a Venture Partnerand Executive in Residence at Mobility Ventures.David is a 20+year wireless industry veteran andhas a solid record of building multimillion dollar operations from scratch along with profitable exits.
David has served as senior executive of global corporations as well as a several startups. He has a proven record of success in launching new markets, starting new business groups, building sales channels, introducing new products and services, winning market share and exceeding revenue and sales goals.
Prior to joining Mobility Ventures, David served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Tele Atlas. David managed global marketing, strategic planning, and product development for this leading global provider of digital maps and other dynamic content.Company doubled in size and was sold to Tom Tom for over $3 Billion.Previously David served as the SVP of Marketing and Business Development at InnoPath, where hemanaged global marketing, product development and business development for InnoPath the industry leader in over-the-air (OTA) software updates and mobile device management (MDM) solutions. Increasing market share to 70% and revenue by more than 100%. David also helped launch Command Audio Corporation as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, successfully leading the company from beta to launch to spin-off - growing the company from 20 to over 100 people with over $80M in funding from Tier 1 VC's and strategic investors. (The company was partially acquired by iBiquity).
David was a member of the founding core management team of Aerial Communications, serving as Regional President; he helped grow the organization from a wireless telecom start-up from early pre-launch phase, to a large entity with a $1.1 billion market cap within one year and was sold thereafter for more than $3.0 billion to VoiceStream / T-Mobile.At Sprint Spectrum he led Marketing and Product Development in launching the first PCS network in the country and first GSM network in the Americas.Helping build a startup into an 800-employee, $150M revenue business in only the second year of service.Exited with Sprint PCS’s purchase of operating control
David has also held senior management positions at CellularOne/AT&T, GTE, St. Gobain
(France) and The Hay Group.