Kerlink a provider of network solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), has added two seasoned wireless and IoT professionals to capitalise on the company’s rapidly growing opportunities in the Americas, Asia Pacific and other major markets.
“Kerlink’s strong financial results and rapid expansion in diverse international markets clearly demonstrate the increasing demand for our LoRaWANTM products and services,” said Kerlink CEO William Gouesbet. “These senior-staff additions bring key experience, connections and industry expertise to help Kerlink realise the opportunities before us and pursue our goal of achieving €70 million in revenue in 2020.”
This year, Kerlink announced nationwide LoRaWANTM rollouts with companies in India and Argentina, as well as deployment partnerships with IoT network providers in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and Germany. While Europe represents a vital market for Kerlink, the company’s overseas expansions are providing the biggest boost to growth. It recently reported revenue of €10.1 million for the first six months of 2017, an 87% increase over the same period in 2016.
To help continue this growth rate and expand the company’s international footprint, Benjamin Maury joins Kerlink as global head of business development and strategic partnerships. He brings more than 15 years of experience helping companies create and implement strategies for M2M and IoT business models for smart-city, security, automotive, telematics and other fast-growing IoT sectors.
Strategically positioned at the centre of the LoRa® ecosystem, Kerlink aims at crystalising a strong network of partners around its IoT network solutions and value-added services. Maury will help accelerate the launch of key technology and business partnerships, to inspire creativity for designing connected devices, trigger development of innovative applications, and identify additional business opportunities in international markets.
Carlos Briceno joins Kerlink as senior director of sales and business development for Kerlink Inc., the Chicago-based subsidiary that will develop and manage the company’s expansion in North, South and Central America. His duties include developing the strategy for profitable revenue growth of all products and services within those diverse markets, and strengthening the Kerlink Inc. organisation.
Carlos has more than 20 years of experience in wireless telecommunications, Wi-Fi and IoT. As the founder of Briceno Consulting, a U.S.-based firm, he worked with clients such as InterDigital Inc., an industry leader in designing and developing advanced technologies for mobile communications; Qowisio, a French provider of IoT solutions for low-power, wide-area networks, and BCSG, a U.K. company that provides cloud-based solutions to customers worldwide.
Kerlink, a co-founder and board member of the LoRa AllianceTM, in the past two years has emerged as one of the world’s largest suppliers of base stations and other equipment that power LoRaWANTM IoT networks. That growth also has been driven by the network design-and-management services the company added to its offering, making it a complete IoT solution provider for large telco deployments, and to support smart cities and companies in setting-up dedicated private networks.