Jim Hanley Co-founder, CEO
Jim Hanley has 20+ years of technical marketing, sales, and general management experience working for Lightower, Executrain, Nextel, Microsoft, Cingular, GTE and various start-ups.
Jim was a founding member of Nextel’s Northeast launch team. He was instrumental in developing Nextel’s marketing and pricing strategies that drove the company’s industry leading ARPU, churn and B2B success. While in Business Development at Microsoft Jim drove development of the company’s first wireless business strategy, which was the precursor to WinMobile. For Cingular he managed enterprise accounts for the Eastern US and was a pioneering product manager for mobile data solutions in 1990.
Jim is active in Boston’s start-up community as an advisor, founder, and consultant. He has extensive experience in trends and models driving mobile 2.0, such as mobile advertising, mobile applications, location based services, and social media. Jim earned a BA in Engineering and Economics from Brown University and received his MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan.
jim at netBlazr dot com
Brough Turner Co-founder, CTO
Brough Turner is a well established communications industry engineer and entrepreneur. He founded netBlazr to dramatically change the landscape for broadband Internet access in the US. Previously Brough was founder and CTO of Natural MicroSystems (IPO 1994) and NMS Communications, building several successful businesses in fixed and mobile communications equipment. He is an electrical engineering graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
While his leading interests are technology and innovation, his career has included roles in engineering, operations, finance, marketing and customer support. He writes and is quoted widely on telecommunications topics in trade and general business publications and he is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events around the world. From 2001-2008, Brough focused on wireless infrastructure and mobile applications. His 3G and 4G tutorials are widely popular (Google ‘3G Tutorial’ for more info). Brough blogs at http://blogs.broughturner.com on the technology, economic and social issues of communications at the intersection of telecom, mobility and the Internet.
Colin Zweibel Network Engineer
Having worked on web-appliations such as Google Music and Open Plan’s OpenTripPlanner, Colin believes open-networks are the vehicle for innovative web-services and intelligent devices. Colin is working with netBlazr to provide abundant, inexpensive, urban internet access.
Colin is an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Olin College who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and loves to cross country ski. He does network architecture and monitoring for netBlazr and listens to lots of music on the Hype Machine.
colin at netBlazr dot com
Jason Orgill Co-founder
Jason Orgill has been seeking to revolutionize technology through wireless for the past 9 years. He began by studying Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University, where he founded a wireless mesh research team. With the support of corporate and faculty sponsors he led the team to design and test a mobile high speed wireless mesh network for the Salt Lake City light commuter rail system. Jason went on to become a subject matter expert in 802.11 wireless securities at Motorola’s Security Services group, where he designed and delivered new security services for Motorola customers worldwide. He is currently obtaining his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
jason at netBlazr dot com
Translates strategy to actions and products; broad technical expertise in communication and instrumentation systems. Organized and managed high-performance teams of engineers at Dialogic, NMS and Sea Data. His teams have delivered dozens of software and hardware products bringing 100’s of millions of global sales for each company. Consulted at various startups and taught at Harvard Extension School.
George has a PhD in Signal Processing and MSCE in Automatic Control, and he a member of IEEE, ACM, MIT Enterprise Forum, and other professional societies.
He is an avid tinkerer of embedded software, operating systems, wireless sensors, micro-power electronics and the Internet of things.http://www.linkedin.com/in/gkontopidis
george at netBlazr dot com