Terry has a 25 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 25 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Director, Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone's venture capital activities, Group Human Resources Director & Chief of Staff, President AirTouch Paging and Vice President/GM AirTouch Cellular-Southwest Market. He has also spent several years leading and advising small, growing technology companies in roles including CEO, QComm International and as a Board member of Fiber Tower, 724 Solutions, and Sonim Technologies. Terry's focus in his 25 year telecommunications industry has been the global expansion of the mobile industry as well as the more recent transition of the industry from a voice to data based one with mobile as the "platform of the future."
In June 2012, Terry received an appointment by President Obama to serve as Ambassador, Head of U.S. Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications which was held in December 2012 in Dubai. In this role, Terry led a 100+ person delegation of U.S. government, industry, and civil society representatives negotiating a treaty on international telecommunications policy. This delegation formulated and communicated the U.S. policy regarding the criticality of a free and open internet, the criticality of inclusive, multi stakeholder governance, the need to proactively address cybersecurity threats and the need for liberalized, open markets which encourage accelerated broadband access in markets worldwide.
Terry is currently a Distinguished Visitor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching two courses on the evolution and innovation in the mobile communications industry and is also a Faculty Advisor in the Global Access Program and Strategic Management Research Program advising students working on client assignments involved in new market entry, product development and business strategy. From 2011-13, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.
Terry sits on the Boards of Envivio Corp. (NASDAQ: ENVI) and TangoCard and also sits on the Boards of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, Larkin Street Youth Services and the World Affairs Council of Northern CA.
Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.