Director, Strategic Development
M2M & New L-Band
|Joel Schroeder leads the implementation of Inmarsat’s M2M strategy across the global business. Appointed as Director of the M2M Program in February 2012, Mr Schroeder is responsible for developing and maintaining a robust channel and partner programme, as well as driving the evolution of Inmarsat’s M2M service portfolio to meet market requirements and demand.
Mr Schroeder joined Inmarsat’s Washington, DC office in April 2009 as Market Development Manager, Land Business. In this role he was responsible for leading global market development in the Utilities and Aid sectors, with a focus on new revenue generation and channel development. He also managed the commercial relationship with Inmarsat partner, SkyWave, around the launch of new M2M products and services.
Previously, Joel held a number of high-profile business development and operational roles both in the US and internationally, most recently as a consultant to EDS managing an IT service contract with Shell Oil in West Africa, based in Ghana. Prior to this, Joel was partner and managing director at satellite communications service provider I-LINX, which supplied the government, international development and corporate sectors. Previously, Joel spent almost three years working in the UK as senior manager, business development for Global Telesystems (GTS). Joel started his career in Moscow as Director, Business Development at US West International.
Joel received an MA in International Communication from American University, Washington, DC and a BA in Political Science and French from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Joel also speaks French and Russian.