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Render Networks appoints Rob Laudati as VP of Product & Partnerships
Fri, 24th Nov 2023

The global leader in geospatial network construction technology, Render Networks, has boosted its executive leadership team by appointing Rob Laudati as Vice President of Product and Partnerships.

Laudati, a seasoned leader with over two decades of executive product and partnership experience within the geospatial and infrastructure sectors, will spearhead product strategy development and expand Render's global partner ecosystem to enhance market reach. This is anticipated to provide added value to Render's network operator and builder customers.

Laudati has held prestigious product and technology leadership positions at major organisations including GE, Autodesk, Trimble, and Synchronoss. Recently, he was responsible for Esri's global partner channel business. His diverse product management and development background, covering varied verticals, markets and geospatial technologies is expected to directly support Renders' key growth initiatives.

Render CEO Sam Pratt commended Laudati's appointment stating: "Rob's depth of experience in the US market with global geospatial technology leaders will prove invaluable for our team as the industry prepares to bridge the digital divide and deliver world-class connectivity to all communities."

"I am excited to partner with Rob on this phase of Render's journey and for our entire team who stand to benefit from his product expertise and forward-thinking approach to product and technology leadership," Pratt added. The CEO emphasised the company’s strategic integration of product and partner strategies to expand Render's best-of-breed capabilities to new geographies and markets, such as Australia, where there is a renewed focus on fibre.

The essence, Pratt noted, of Render's success in the US lies in its commitment to transparency and speed to revenue, which is something all markets they serve universally need. He is confident that Laudati's experience will ensure that their technology will continue to innovate and surmount these challenges for their customers.

Laudati, the new VP, expressed his enthusiasm for his role, stating: "I'm thrilled to be part of such an experienced and passionate team focused on driving Render's solution forward to meet customer needs and impact the lives of hundreds of communities through the accelerated build-out of fibre connectivity. In this role, I have the opportunity to leverage my background in geospatial technology, paired with my experience as a product and technology professional, to support Render's product-led strategy."

Laudati joins a line of key executive hires from Render including Don Wadas, former Chief Revenue Officer from Nokia Cloud, Omar Ramadan, a former Calix Customer Operations executive and Paul Gutteridge, Chief Financial Officer and technology executive.

Render Networks was founded in 2013 with a mission to streamline the deployment of quality fibre infrastructure for network operators and construction teams. By automatically ending manual tasks and maximising resource utility, Render's geospatial network construction platform eliminates paper-based processes to achieve real-time progress transparency, saving time and reducing costs by 30% across global telco infrastructure rollouts.