Alex Besen is the Founder & CEO of The Besen Group LLC. He provides advisory and training services to corporate executives in the mobile data industry. He manages the firm’s network of independent consultants and channel partners and interacts with his advisors. He has over 23 years of hands-on experience in the mobile industry working for operators and vendors in North America and Europe in numerous roles including business development, marketing, project management and finance. He has been working with mobile network operators in developing their digital transformation strategies, advising MVNOs and enterprises to launch their mobile and mobile data services.
His references include Amdocs, Arterra Mobility, BeQuick, BICS, Cosmote, Ericsson, Fenerbahce, Globecomm, Globalstar, Ligado Networks, Limitless Mobile, MTS, Nokia, Orange, Panasonic, Plintron Americas, Reglo Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Turk Telekom.
Previously, he worked at Ericsson with mobile operators on MVNO and UMTS projects in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He was also responsible for identifying potential partners and hosting workshops at Ericsson Mobility World (a mobile data laboratory) where developers create, optimize and commercialize mobile applications.
Prior to this position, he was employed at T-Mobile USA (formerly known as Omnipoint Communications) where he was responsible for partnerships, and joint ventures and provided billing, customer care, marketing and vendor financing solutions to mobile operators.
He began his mobile career with Pocket Communications based in Washington, DC where he managed the company’s auction activity for C-block spectrum licenses as well as other activities associated with market research, market segmentation, pricing plans and market distribution strategies.
He holds a BS degree in Management from the University of Tampa and an MBA degree in International Business from the American University. He is fluent in French, Turkish and proficient in Italian.
He was quoted in Bloomberg, Boston Business Journal, Business News Americas, Business Week, CableFax Chicago Tribune, Computer World, FierceWireless, Hurriyet, Information Week, Le Journal du Net, Light Reading, Los Angeles Times, MIT Technology Review, New York Times, RCR Wireless, Red Herring, SNL Kagan, Telephony Online, The Kansas City Star, The Prepaid Press, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, Triangle Business Journal, USA Today, Yahoo Finance and Wireless Week.