We are delighted to announce that Ronald Spithout is joining FrontM as a board advisor and non-executive director. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry, with a generous 20 years in mobile satellite communications. Until recently, Ronald was President of the Maritime Business Unit at Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. In 2020, he was ranked 22 in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 most influential people in shipping for his role in driving digitalisation at sea.

“At this important stage of FrontM’s growth trajectory, we are honoured to have the opportunity to benefit from Ronald’s extensive experience and knowledge of the maritime industry,” says Kiran Venkatesh, co-Founder and CEO, “As an industry leader renowned for his passion in driving maritime digitalisation from an operational efficiency, environmental, safety and crew welfare perspective, Ronald’s priorities are very well aligned to FrontM’s vision for an EDGE-intelligent app marketplace to digitally empower remote teams and customers to connect, inform and collaborate anywhere in the world.”

On his appointment, Ronald Spithout says, “I am delighted to have joined FrontM as a board advisor and non-executive director. In this time of continued unrest in the world, it remains more important than ever that we continue to find sustainable solutions to overcome the challenges of ‘remoteness’. Reliable software support for remote corporate working, face-to-face contact, no matter how remote, and much smarter usage of the prevailing devices, not only to increase operational efficiency in the industry but also to significantly enhance crew welfare on board are all very much needed. Looking at FrontM, it struck me that they are not only developing reliable end-user solutions in that context, they are also enabling and empowering a much wider stakeholder group of service entities to move much faster in this space. Altogether a thrilling environment that I am happy to support.“

For more information or any enquiries, please contact anne-marie@frontm.com. 

About FrontM

FrontM is a tech start-up that offers a  unique Collaboration and Edge AI Software platform, designed specifically to connect isolated and/or remote environments, perfectly suited to the maritime market.