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Involvement: GLIMMERGLASS as of 10/2011

Robert joined the company in 2004 as the COO and was appointed President and CEO in May 2005. He is a member of the company Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Glimmerglass Networks, Robert was the co-founder and CEO of several early-stage ventures, including Opthos, Xtera and Wavtrace. Wavtrace, a leading supplier of millimeter wave broadband access systems, was acquired by Harris Corporation in 2000. Xtera operates today out of Dallas, Texas as the leading supplier of ultra-long haul optical transmission systems. Robert also held executive positions at IBM, including heading the first wireless business unit as Director and General Manager, and pioneering IBM’s PCRadio and data over cellular businesses. Prior, he led product line management at ROLM/IBM for the flagship IBM 9750. Robert’s first two years in industry were at Hewlett-Packard as a business development manager in the microwave and optical divisions.

Earlier, Robert served on active duty in the U.S. Army in command positions in tactical communications in the U.S. and South Korea, and in project officer positions in both R&D and the acquisition of Command, Control, and Communications systems. While in the private sector, Robert completed his career in the U.S. Army reserves with 20 years of service, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Robert’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and electrical engineering concentrations from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.