Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients in
the mobile, IoT and emerging technology industries. Capstone provides board
advisory, business model and partnership development, 5G & IoT solutions and
other services to help clients accelerate time to market and revenue growth.
Capstone Partners works closely with the client’s executive team while leveraging
deep experience in marketing, business development, carrier & enterprise sales,
channel strategies, strategic alliances, corporate and product development,
mergers, acquisitions & finance.
Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, North America, where he
created a high-performance team that built an Internet of Things business with top
enterprise companies and verticals while providing wireless coverage for over 70M
people in the US. As part of these activities, Allen represented Sigfox with media
outlets (CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ) and industry analysts (Machina Research, IHS,
Gartner, Ovum, ABI Research) on IoT and Digital Transformation topics.
Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony,
InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised
$15M to launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value
produced by the data generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw all market
development activities, including the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared
spectrum and video content management solutions.
Previously, Allen was the Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development for HP’s
global Smartphone & Tablet division. In this role, he drove all strategic initiatives for
devices, software and services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.
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