Connectbase Chief Commercial Officer Jezzibell Gilmore Honored with Prestigious Leading Lights MVP Award

October 12, 2023

Inspiring Progress: Awarding-Winning Contributions and Industry Recognition

BOSTON - October 12, 2023 — Jezzibell Gilmore, Chief Commercial Officer of Connectbase, was awarded the MVP honor at the 19th annual Leading Lights Awards, organized by Light Reading. This recognition comes as a testament to Gilmore's outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry and her unwavering commitment to driving innovation, connectivity and digital equity. 

Joining Connectbase as Chief Commercial Officer earlier this year, Gilmore recognized the global need for improved infrastructure access. The Connected World ecosystem revolutionized the industry by automating previously manual processes and creating an unparalleled marketplace for connectivity transactions. This platform has been instrumental in accelerating rural broadband deployment and monetizing 5G technology. Known for her extensive experience and unwavering integrity, Gilmore co-founded PacketFabric, a Network as a Service (NaaS) company. Her dedication transformed that organization into an award-winning brand, and her visionary leadership has left an indelible mark on the industry.

“The telecommunications industry plays such a pivotal role in shaping the future of our economy, driving technological advancements, and touching the lives of countless individuals on a daily basis," stated Ben Edmond, Connectbase CEO. "We are absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to see Jezzibell's exceptional contributions acknowledged in this way. Her recognition with the Leading Light's MVP Award is a testament to the collective effort of our incredible team at Connectbase and our unwavering commitment to fostering innovation and digital equity. We are truly grateful for this recognition, and we are wholeheartedly proud of Jezzibell's dedication to making a meaningful impact on our industry and society as a whole.”

With over five years of heavy involvement on the Board of Directors with NANOG, Gilmore helped to advance an open, secure and robust Internet. Her recent appearance on the Hudson Interxchange podcast during Women's History Month further highlighted her dedication to diversity, collaboration, and advancing women in technology and leadership.

Also recognized for the award was Maryam Rofougaran, CEO of Movandi.



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