It’s been a wild year for Gaddis, being an integral member of the legal group responsible for the diligence and integration of T-Mobile’s acquisition of Layer3 TV. He joined Layer3 in 2015 as a law student, but he’s moved beyond writing contracts and engaging in negotiations. He’s worked tirelessly as a core member of the team building a new video product aimed at disrupting the TV space. Being a part of the future of video at T-Mobile while providing his legal expertise is the best of both worlds for Gaddis. “We’re simultaneously experiencing a golden age of content and a revolution in how that content is consumed… Having joined Layer3 TV before we even launched a product (and well before we were acquired by T-Mobile) I loved being part of the solution by reimagining television for this new frontier.”
What attracted you to this industry?
It’s such an exciting time to work in television. We’re simultaneously experiencing a golden age of content and a revolution in how that content is consumed. Viewers want to be able to watch whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. That consumer demand has forced everyone to re-think the video ecosystem—it’s a fascinating puzzle the industry is working to piece together. Having joined Layer3 TV before we even launched a product (and well before we were acquired by T-Mobile), I loved being part of the solution by re-imagining television for this new frontier.
What is your favorite app these days?
T-Mobile Tuesdays, of course! Free stuff every week for T-Mobile customers! But besides that, you can usually find me scrolling through Twitter catching up on the latest news.
How do you relax?
I read a lot. Right now, I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s great biography of Leonardo da Vinci, and I can’t recommend it enough. I’m also (slowly) learning to use exercise as a way to de-stress, so Peloton classes are becoming an important part of my routine.