Jeff Needel is an experienced marketing executive with more than 25 years in the Telecommunications/Wireless industry as a consultant, and as an employee of several of the world’s premier telecommunications companies (R and D, corporate and business units), including 18 years focused on the global communications market. Jeff possesses diverse strategic and market planning experience, coupled with extensive involvement in global alliance/ joint venture/ acquisition integration and implementation. His experience incorporates extensive Telecommunications and Wireless Industry focus, engagements, and leadership positions.
Jeff has led, managed, or participated in engagements that involved the strategic assessment of Telecommunications and Wireless Industry global business opportunities, business diversification, competitive assessment, organizational implications and planning, new service/concept assessment and development, satellite services, and strategic alliance planning. He also created strategic market assessments such as Wireline/Wireless Convergence for a major PTT that focused on competitive initiatives, customer trends, and implications of transformational technologies.
Jeff has also served as Global Director of Wireless IP Strategy and Marketing for a major global services provider, where he also developed MVNO strategy and plans for new Wireless services. Additional positions have included Global Managing Director for a portfolio of global wholesale Telecom services, which included product management and strategy responsibilities, and Practice Planning Director for Strategic Planning and Business Diversification at a premier telecommunications outsourcing organization. He has directed the development of integrated, multiple business unit globalization strategies focused on potential global/regional alliances and product/service opportunities, assessment of international strengths and weaknesses, competitive trends and needs, joint venture opportunities, customer needs, and market sizing.
Jeff’s consulting experience, which spans both start-ups and established larger companies, also includes extensive engagements in other industries such as Consumer Products and Energy Services, including business plan development for new products and strategic and market assesssments for business diversification.
Jeff is a Board member of a New Jersey-sponsored Incubator Group for startup, high-technology companies where he provides Marketing and Strategy mentoring and consulting. He holds a Masters Degree in Management Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and is a member of several professional and industry societies.Google+