AlefEdge Taps Jeff Tennery to Lead Company’s 5G Edge Developer Ecosystem
30-year mobile industry veteran to advance the company’s efforts as Chief Commercial Officer
NEW YORK CITY, May 20th, 2021 – AlefEdge, the Edge Internet leader, today announced the appointment of Jeff Tennery as its Chief Commercial Officer. Tennery—a seasoned technology executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience in mobile, digital media and platform technologies—will help lead the commercial rollout of EdgeNet across thousands of mobile edge sites globally while building the largest 5G Edge developer community in the world.
“As a developer-first company, Alef is dedicated to expanding our team with talent that has built large and vibrant developer communities,” said Ganesh Sundaram, Founder and CEO of AlefEdge. “As a longtime veteran of the mobile industry, Jeff is the ideal choice to lead Alef’s initiative to drive adoption of EdgeNet and the 5G Edge API as we seek to become the industry’s leading 5G Edge platform.”
Tennery has held senior executive leadership roles at Verizon, AT&T and leading mobile advertising platform company, Millennial Media, which boasted over 200,000 mobile app developers before being acquired in 2015 by AOL. Prior to joining Alef, Tennery founded leading freelance platform company Moonlighting, which was acquired in January 2021 by CareerGig. Founded in 2014 and backed by some of the largest media companies in the U.S., the Moonlighting platform supported more than 860,000 freelancers and generated more than $50M in annual gig revenues.
“I’ve seen firsthand the incredible technological and economic impact that mobile applications have made in transforming the way we live, work and play,” Tennery shared. “It is clear to me that Alef is the preeminent leader in 5G Edge API innovation, and I look forward to amplifying that position with thousands of developers hungry to build the next generation of the internet.”
Alef recently announced the launch of EdgeNet, a compute and delivery platform that enables enterprises to adopt the Open Edge globally. A primary function of EdgeNet—the first-of-its-kind Edge as a Service—is to empower and inspire developers worldwide to build 5G Edge applications and services over contemporary networks, and allow enterprises to adopt them quickly and easily.