Board of Directors


Mary Beth Vitale, Interim Chairman

Ms. Vitale brings a wealth of experience as an independent board member to public and private companies in various stages of growth and global expansion, having chaired the Audit, Risk and Technology, Compensation, and Nominating and Governance Committees for boards of directors as well as being lead director. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Advisory Services faculty member, providing training to boards of directors across the world, and is a NACD Leadership Fellow. She is currently co-founder and principal of Pellera, LLC and serves on the Board of Directors for Luna Innovations, a leader in optical technology.

She is also a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee for GEHA, Inc., a health and dental insurance provider and chairs its Risk and Technology Committee. Prior to her board work, Ms. Vitale was a CEO with more than 25 years of proven financial, IT/cyber, marketing and execution expertise in building and scaling companies. Her past roles include: CEO and Chairman of Westwind Media; President and COO of Rocky Mountain Internet; and President of AT&T's Western Region and Corporate Officer of AT&T. Ms. Vitale holds a Certificate for Cybersecurity Oversight and is a qualified U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Qualified Audit Committee Financial Expert (ACFE).


Luis Jimenez-Tuñon, Director

Luis Jimenez-Tuñon was appointed a Director of Pareteum Corporation on March 1, 2017. Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon is a distinguished telecommunications industry leader, and a highly accomplished senior executive with 15 years of success in telecommunications, mobile, technology, satellite, IoT and banking industries. In his executive career, he held leadership positions at Eutelsat EPA:ETL (Worldwide Executive Vice President); Red Queen Ventures (CEO); Vodafone Enabler Spain (CEO); Vodafone LON:VOD (Senior Vice President; previously VP Strategy; and before Executive for New Business); and INSA (Deputy Commercial Director), among others. He grew companies and teams from $0 to + $300m annual revenue consistently exceeding financial, commercial and operational goals across global B2B and B2C markets.

Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon served as CEO of Pareteum’s largest customer, Vodafone Enabler S.L. (“Vodafone Enabler”) from July 2011 to December 2016. As Chief executive of Vodafone Enabler, he pioneered the Company’s innovative business model and powered the launch of Vodafone Spain’s second brand which was awarded best Spanish MVNO in 2015 and 2016. As a start-up born within the Group in 2011, and under his leadership, Vodafone enabler boosted its revenue, profit and operational performance, and achieved internationalization. In addition to his role at Vodafone Enabler, during a decade at Vodafone, Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon also held leadership positions at Vodafone Spain where he was responsible for business development and strategy of the group’s Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), enablers, roaming services, international carriers and wholesale fixed broadband business lines, growing business to hundreds of millions of euros in yearly revenue.

Since November 2017, and as Group’s Worldwide Executive Vice President of Eutelsat – one of the leading satellite operators in the world with around 1.5 billion euro in yearly revenue-, Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon reports to its Group‘s Deputy CEO and leads its worldwide data business comprising satellite IoT, Corporate, Telecom and new data solutions; fixed data services, wholesale and NGO & humanitarian affairs. On the entrepreneurial front, Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon founded Red Queen Ventures (, a global high-tech advisory and Investment Company focused on early-stage technology, telecom, satellite and aerospace companies in hubs like Madrid, London, New York, Miami, Palo Alto and Los Angeles CA.

Mr. Jimenez-Tunon earned an Executive MBA from EOI Business School, a Master’s Degree in Satellite Communications from Polytechnic University of Madrid, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Zaragoza in cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark. He also completed the prestigious Executive Management Program (SEP) from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in California, of which he is lifetime alumni. Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon has served on boards and advisory councils, has won numerous awards and recognitions, and has participated as speaker in many business events and round tables.


Robert L. Lippert, Director

Dr. Lippert is a financial economist who has held corporate, consulting and academic positions in the areas of finance and strategy. He has more than two decades of business experience around the world. Robert is also the coauthor of The New CFOs: How Finance Teams and Their Leaders Can Revolutionize Modern Business coauthored with Liz Mellon, David C. Nagel and Nigel Slack.

Through executive education, consultation and executive coaching, Robert assists organizations in developing and executing strategies to achieve sustainable financial success. Robert has been on the faculty of Emory University, Georgia State University, Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina. He has won numerous teaching awards, published extensively, taught and consulted in 50 plus countries and been Key Note Speaker at numerous events across five continents. He currently designs and delivers a variety of Executive Education courses for DukeCE, Emory, UCLA, UNC-Chapel Hill, and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Among others, clients have included: AbbVie, Alcatel, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, BCBS, CenturyLink, ComcastNBCU, CVS, Enterprise Ireland, Farmers Insurance, HP, Home Depot, IBM, KPMG, Owens Corning, PWC, Samsung, U.S. Navy, UPS and Verizon.

Robert has also coached senior executives in the areas of strategy, finance and business acumen. These sessions were typically provided to senior executives who have had a narrow career path and/or executives changing industries or companies. The one-on-one coaching is typically a combination of face-to-face, on-line and phone meetings. The coaching is intended to close specific gaps in knowledge or experience and begins with the identification of key desired outcomes and the process by which to achieve them.

In addition to being a faculty member, his work in executive development, consulting, and executive coaching, Robert was interim CFO and Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Seibels Bruce Group, a publicly traded holding company, which specialized in insurance-related activities. His primary duties in these capacities were to manage the acquisition, integration and divestiture of existing businesses; oversee the formulation and implementation of the corporate strategic plan; manage the business planning and budgeting process; co-manage a multi-million-dollar investment portfolio; and interact with Wall Street analysts, investment bankers and investors in the financial community. Robert earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of South Carolina and a BSBA from Xavier University.


Robert H. (Hal) Turner, Director