Fred Beckley is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business affairs at The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. The Meet Group leverages a powerful live-streaming video platform to empower its global community to forge meaningful connections. Through its primary apps - MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, and Tagged® - The Meet Group keeps millions of mobile daily active users entertained and engaged, and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Beckley oversees content moderation, customer service, safety, and human resources.
Prior to joining The Meet Group, Mr. Beckley was the Executive Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel of TruePosition, a pioneer in wireless geolocation hardware and software development and manufacturing. In addition to the legal group, Mr. Beckley led the corporate development, regulatory and technical standards teams, and served as an officer or on the boards of TruePosition’s technology acquisitions, including EmFinders, Zoombak, and Useful Networks.
Before TruePosition, Mr. Beckley served as Senior Counsel, Business Development at Verizon Wireless, and in a number of capacities prior to that within the Verizon group of companies, including as General Counsel of Grupo Iusacell, Mexico’s second largest wireless operator, and of Bell Atlantic Professional Services, an international provider of staffing, construction, engineering and training services.
Mr. Beckley began his career doing mergers and acquisitions work at two large law firms in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Yale Law School, and Yale Divinity School.