Considered one of the top emerging executives and strategists in the technology industry, Jones, who comes from Amazon Web Services, will lead and oversee the company’s revenue growth, customer acquisition and retention, the partner ecosystem expansion and will grow Auterion’s external brand.
“The drone and unmanned aerial vehicles landscape, such as robots, cars and vehicles, is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world,” said Jones. “The overarching necessity of utilizing unmanned autonomous vehicles is playing an increasingly critical role across a wide array of use cases from humanitarian aid, anti-poaching, weather forecasting, administering medicine to remote locations, all to create richer data, control costs in more innovative and scalable ways. Auterion’s open-source technology combined with its thriving ecosystem offers the kind of flexibility that customers and partners require and I look forward to helping leaders of this industry to solve real problems with Auterion’s full set of solutions.”
Jones joins Auterion with deep experience in the cloud computing, software and hardware industries where he has led business development, sales, marketing and customer success organizations across commercial and public sector segments, specializing in strategy, driving new revenue, customer acquisition and retention internationally in previous roles. Most recently, Jones was the Head of Partner Growth at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he helped invent new co-selling organizations, bringing over 20 years of alleviating friction points, accelerating rapid company growth and experience in assisting customers find tangible value in new, innovative solutions to help their businesses.
“Jeff has demonstrated a deep understanding and built a brand of building organizations from scratch, always placing customers and their needs at the center of any go to market strategy or activity,” said Lorenz Meier, CEO and Co-Founder of Auterion. “As we look to transform the drone industry and benefit our customers with an open-source ecosystem, we’re confident that Jeff will help our customers streamline their infrastructure using our drone software platform in a way that helps grow their business and save them time and costs as this industry continues to go through a historical growth phase.”
Jeff’s hiring is the latest milestone for Auterion, with the company recently announcing the appointment of Cynthia Huang, VP of Enterprise Business Development and Romeo Durscher, VP of Public Safety to bring the power of open standards to help the global market to fully realize the potential of their drone and autonomous systems with open source software.
Auterion provides enterprise and government with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third-party applications within a single, easy-to-use platform based on open-source standards. The platform gives operators greater choice, flexibility, and assurance, to improve their drone workflows, from mapping to inspection, cargo, and ISR. With 70+ employees across offices in California, Switzerland, and Germany, Auterion’s global customer base includes GE Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, and the U.S. Government. Learn more at www.auterion.com.