FRANK R. ROBLES
Chairman and CEO, Neopolitan Networks
Managing Director, Oakstone Venture Partners
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 Manager.
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.