Skyward shuffles senior management to focus on innovation


Skyward, a commercial drone management solutions provider, has overhauled its senior management in a bid to place innovation at the centre of its business.

Skyward was a venture-backed software company started in 2012 based in Portland, Oregon by Jonathan Evans and Mariah Scott.

The company, which has been headed up by Evans and Scott as co-presidents for the last six years, was acquired by Verizon in February 2017.

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In a post on LinkedIn, Evans confirmed he is stepping down from his role as co-president at Skyward to take on a new position within the organisation.

Evans said: “My focus and my passion has always been the future. Leading Skyward to the next great milestone—and the next and the next—is what gets me up in the morning.”

Evans confirmed that fellow co-president Mariah Scott will take the reins and lead the company, including our software and services, as the president of Skyward.

He added: “I am moving into a new role as head of innovation, focused on what I love- creating the future-and leveraging teams and resources across the global drone ecosystem to bring this vision to life. I’ll also continue to lead the Global UTM Association as its president. All of these efforts require focused and passionate leadership, and we feel these roles play into our strengths and allow us to bring Skyward boldly into the future.”

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