Fred Beckley is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business affairs at MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery (NASDAQ: MEET). Through its MeetMe® and Skout® mobile apps and websites, MeetMe has more than eight million monthly active users and one of the largest mobile user bases of the millennial generation. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Beckley oversees content moderation, user inquiries, safety, and legal compliance.
Prior to joining MeetMe, 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 before that within the Verizon group of companies, including as General Counsel of Grupo Iusacell, Mexico’s second largest wireless operator, and 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.