Jeff Leddy

Chief Executive Officer
Verizon Telematics

Mr. Leddy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Telematics, Inc. (f.k.a. Hughes Telematics). Verizon Telematics is the leading provider of full service connected services to the automobile industry providing services to both factory equipped vehicles and aftermarket vehicles. It provides these services today in North America, China and Europe. Mr. Leddy was the founder of Hughes Telematics in 2006 and provided executive leadership in the development of the company’s strategic vision and implementation of its connected car services. He also led the company through two important transactions, first a business combination with Polaris Acquisition Corp. (a public special purpose acquisition company), followed by the acquisition of the company by Verizon in 2012. Mr. Leddy served as a member of its board of directors since the inception and as the Chief Executive Officer from December 2006. From April 2003 through December 2006, Mr. Leddy served as Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (SkyTerra). Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Leddy served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of SkyTerra from October 2002 and its Senior Vice President of Operations from June 2002. From September 1980 to December 2001, Mr. Leddy worked for EMS Technologies serving as its President for many of those years. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Leddy served on the board of directors of Hughes Communications, Inc. and Hughes Systique Corporation and on the board of managers of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Leddy served on the board of directors of SkyTerra. Mr. Leddy presently serves on the board of Global Eagle Entertainment, the leading full service platform offering both content and connectivity for the worldwide airline industry. Mr. Leddy received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California.

 

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