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Bennet James Bayer

Executive Marketing and Strategy Chief Board Advis, EarthLink

Bennet Bayer serves as a Board Member to three companies and advisor to five others.  He is currently working with EarthLink advising on strategic direction along with developing partnerships and ecosystems.  He is recognized as “one the 250 most influential cloud executives in the world” by MSP Mentor, and provides nearly 30-years of domain expertise in mobile, telecom, cloud, big data and related software technology.  His record of achievement includes executive, marketing and operational leadership roles, much of which has been with global responsibility.  He is credited with the development and launch of the first mobile apps store, digital camera and global VoIP business along with hundreds of product, services and applications.

Bennet formerly served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and VP Strategy at Huawei, managing cloud, mobile, big data, infrastructure products, software and managed services, the majority of a $56bn business. 

Prior to joining Huawei, Mr. Bayer built and led the mobility, unified communications and collaboration software practices at Avnet providing domain expertise and solutions to the VAR and Systems Integrator communities across platforms provided by IBM, Oracle, HP, Microsoft and Cisco.

During his various tenures Mr. Bayer has conceived and launched to market over 400 hundred new products, services and applications generating over $57-billion in new revenue.

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