Business Development. Formerly of Amazon Web Services, Nokia, and Alcatel-Lucent, with over 25 years of technology and sales leadership. Customer-obsessed. Passionate about connecting people and communities.
Jeff Bankston leads Business Development for Underline Technologies. Jeff has 25 years of in-depth experience across a variety of telecommunications technologies, such as FTTH, Optical Transport, Routing, LTE/5G, and Cloud. Jeff started his career at Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia in roles from software development to sales leadership, with accomplishments such as the deployment of the world’s first 5G Standalone Core on public cloud with DISH Wireless. Prior to joining Underline, Jeff led the Private Wireless business segment at Amazon Web Services, driving sales, business development and partnerships, culminating in the launch of new products such as AWS Private 5G. Jeff draws on this wide base of business and technology acumen to drive successful outcomes for customers, partners, and stakeholders.
Jeff lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Michelle and daughters Evelyn and Brooklyn. He enjoys playing guitar and bass, wakesurfing, and woodworking. He has Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas.