Eric has more than 20 years of telecom experience and has a proven ability to conceptualize, develop and implement business opportunities. He is recognized as one of the key visionaries in the broadband communications industry.
Eric’s career in senior management spans the telecommunications industry, and includes President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolution Networks and BellSouth Personal Communications, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer of this start-up enterprise within the BellSouth organization, leading it from initial planning to one of the leading PCS organizations in the US. Eric also served in pivotal roles at BellSouth (Chief Wireless Strategist), Nynex Mobile Communications, AT&T and Motorola.
He holds a BA and an MBA from Duke University.
Ray has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and emerging technology venture capital investing.
Ray’s past experience and positions include Chief Financial Officer, Board directorships, public and private placement fund raising, international business development in China and Africa, currency hedging, financial reporting, tax, and international payment transactions. He has raised over $27M in co-founding emerging technology companies and his corporate venture investments produced a cumulative IRR of over 85%. Ray’s Corporate tenures were with American Hospital Supply, Digital Equipment and Motorola.
He holds a BA Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Knox College and an MBA from Washington University, St. Louis. He is also a CPA.
Suzanne has more than 25 years of business experience and a proven track record in all aspects of Marketing, Business Development and Operations Management.
Suzanne is adept at developing and implementing business strategies designed to drive and maximize profitable revenue growth within service based industries, including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Cable and Internet Services. She has held senior management level positions in numerous Marketing, Finance, and Operations capacities throughout her career at Verizon/MCI, Visa International, Informative, and Wells Fargo.
She holds a BS from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Curtis has more than 20 years of experience implementing and operating IT and back office systems including Customer Care, Rating, and Billing Systems in the Communications Industry.
Curtis’s experience includes Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) within the Communications Industry practice. He has worked with many large and small Communications companies, specifically in the Wireline, Wireless, Internet Services, Cable and Long Distance industries.
He holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
Scott is an internationally recognized leader in the development of telecommunications infrastructure projects with a particular focus and experience in evaluating and deploying leading edge technology.
Scott has over 25 years of experience in the planning, engineering and management of major telecommunications infrastructure projects. Recent projects include defining a next generation optical network that will provide IPTV, internet, and voice services incorporating NGN and IMS, and leading a team that upgraded a 2G CDMA cellular network to 3G (EVDO Rev A and 1XRTT Release A). Scott has established strategic relationships with vendors, subcontractors and partners throughout the industry at the international level.
He holds a BS from the University of Texas, El Paso in Electrical Engineering.
Bob has over 20 years of experience in the Cruise industry, most of which was spent at Carnival Cruise Lines.
In his most recent position as Vice President of Hotel Commerce, Bob was responsible for a large multi-national operating team and multiple revenue centers on 23 cruise ships. In this role Bob led day-to-day cruise ship operations to maximize onboard revenue and negotiated and managed concession agreements, including Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), cell phones at sea, digital seas internet services and a crew calling card system. Bob also managed the onboard video services group that operates the broadcast center for satellite television content distribution. His group was also responsible for the photo operations business onboard print advertising, Gift Shops, Spa, Fitness, Photos, Art, Wedding, and post shopping revenue streams.
He attended Oregon State University, School of Business and Johnson and Wales University.