October 27, 2003
ASPEN, CO.—PARTpoint, Inc., an Information Technology spare
parts distributor, announced today the addition of Frank R. Robles
to it Advisory Board.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Robles to our Advisory
Board.” said Peter Hawkins, PARTpoint’s Chairman. “Mr.
Robles has significant experience with technology startup, strategic
planning, mergers and acquisition. His knowledge and years of experience
in the high tech industry will be of great benefit to PARTpoint
as we continue to move forward.
Mr. Robles is currently the Chairman and CEO of Neopolitan Networks,
Inc. is a leading Gigabit Ethernet network service provider. Built
upon Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic cables, Neopolitan delivers
scalable, flexible networking solutions.
Mr. Robles developed the original idea for metropolitan gigabit
Ethernet (GigE) based Carriers, and founded the industry leader
Yipes Communications. The formation of this new market segment spawned
new service providers and vendors targeting carrier grade feature
sets for 1 GigE and 10 GigE.
Mr. Robles is an entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience
in starting and building companies as part of the original founding
team as well as assisting startups in general as part of their core
team and as a seed investor. Mr. Robles operating roles have included
Board member, CEO, VP Operations, VP Corporate Development, General
Manager, Software Engineering Manager, Software Engineer and QA
Some of the companies Mr. Robles has played a role in include:
Yipes Communications, OakStone Venture Partners, NanoSpace, Agile
Media, Kana Communications, Ascencia, YY Software, Netscape, AlphaBlox,
HP, Siebel Systems, Netcom, Apple Newton, Coactive Communications,
EPYX Software, MEI, BOA and Tecla Software.
Mr. Robles is also a Senior Associate of Foresight Institute.