Denise Gibson joins our Board as our second Independent member. Denise is a seasoned business leader and board member with 30 years’ experience in consumer electronics design and manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, distribution and retail services. Gibson currently serves as the co-founder and chairman of Ice Mobility. Launched in 2014, Ice Mobility is a national provider of supply chain IoT solutions and services to the wireless industry. The company serves retailers, major operators, manufacturers and other technology companies.
Gibson served as the founder and CEO of Brightstar US and as a director of Brightstar Corp. from 2001 to 2011. Brightstar is a leading services provider to the global wireless industry, currently operating in 70 countries. In 2001, Gibson founded Brightstar’s US business, initiating the startup and leading the company to revenue in excess of $2 billion.
Prior to joining Brightstar, she spent 17 years at Motorola. As vice president and general manager of US markets, she had P&L responsibility for the $2 billion cellular subscriber business. As VP of North America Customer Technical Solutions, she managed the technical and engineering operations for Motorola’s cellular and messaging businesses. As director of product marketing and business operations she was instrumental in launching Motorola’s StarTACTM, one of the early iconic products in the wireless history. Prior to her tenure in the business units, she held management positions in human resources, staffing and internal communications.
As a long-time advocate for victims of domestic violence, Gibson founded a wireless industry-wide effort, CALL to PROTECT, which provided wireless phones to victims of abuse. She was honored with the CTIA Wireless Foundation’s Citizenship Award for her work and her advocacy in helping victims of domestic violence through the use of wireless technologies. She served on the board of Chicago’s Connections for Abused Women & Their Children.
Gibson holds an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing from Drexel University, Pennsylvania.
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