Very brash of you to even bring his name back up, but Telenor was a pseudonym used by a rogue dev prior to his ousting. NewDealLiberal was actually his registered name while he was employed, but when he brought the exploit into the wild, he was banned, and all of his posts were culled and any mention of him in the forums is usually followed by a swift deletion of the thread.
This post won't last long, so I don't mind confirming some of what you already know.
Telenor was a deep cover character he subsequently created to grief the multiplayer and dev community. His "Telenor's" strat as you put it, or the fast start Ceilo - Kodiak "exploit" as it was also known, involved accelerated build times of Ceilo crusiers using Designate Target to accompany a Kodiak rush with 40% damage bonus. This combination proved unstoppable but it was only possible with early and sustained feed.
The big problem with this was the number of people who perpetrated this strat, and it began to create a sloppy mess with all the copy cats who couldn't really perfect it, especially when they would try it without the required volume of feed.