Joseph T. Darden

Director, IOT Business Development, Indium Communications Inc. 

Joe Darden is the Director of Internet of Things (IoT) Business Development for Iridium Communications Inc., the only company that offers truly global satellite communications. In his role, he is responsible for new business development in the Iridium Internet of Things (IoT) business and is leading Iridium’s Unmanned Vehicle strategy.

Prior to joining Iridium in 2019, Mr. Darden held several roles in the wireless telecommunication and manufacturing industries including Sprint (formerly known as Nextel) and Cooper Industries. In addition to developing solutions and acquiring customers in the transportation, heavy equipment OEMs, oil and gas, asset tracking and management, and personnel tracking markets, Mr. Darden is leading Iridium’s Unmanned Vehicle development strategy. Iridium’s IoT business is fastest growing vertical (by subscribers), representing over 60 percent of its customer base.

Mr. Darden has over 20 years of experience in sales, as well as channel and business development for wireless communications solutions including M2M/IoT in enterprise, government, and wholesale sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Economics Minor from Sacramento State and is an FAA Certified Part 107 Pilot.