Since our founding, Zipit has been known as a connector - of people and devices. From our early years until today, our objectives have been clear: to deliver value to customers, enable groundbreaking digital experiences and create reliable, secure platforms that give our customers peace of mind.
For over a decade, Zipit has been working with the nation's leading cellular carrier networks to connect solutions that harness the power of wireless connectivity. Likewise, our intimate understanding of OEM brand goals and priorities has afforded Zipit the opportunity to provide unmatched value to customers through cloud-based, carrier connectivity and subscription enablement platforms, specifically designed to help solve the complex challenges they face as they bring new IoT solutions to market.
Over the years, we have applied our intellectual property, our deep domain expertise in wireless communications and our relationships with the world's predominant cellular providers to help OEMs reimagine customer experiences and explore innovative new business models leveraging subscription services that are automatically provisioned with wireless connectivity.
Today, you can find our technology powering best-in-class solutions across numerous industries and business applications. Our customers include some of the largest Fortune 500 companies as well as high impact startups with groundbreaking innovations.
New IoT solutions have the exciting potential to revolutionize and improve entire industries, so we want to reduce the barriers and make it easier for all of our customers to succeed in launching and growing their IoT businesses.
Frank has over 30 years in the tech industry leading organizations for multi-national corporations, Silicon Valley tech and startups in his home state of South Carolina. Frank loves the challenge of identifying business problems and producing solutions that help customers. In the rapidly evolving world of IoT, where customers struggle to tackle complex carrier connectivity issues and end user billing, the opportunities to help customers succeed are endless. With over 20 years of experience with connected products, Frank delivers a blend of business, relationship and technical skills to the IoT business.
Ralph has an extensive background in connected devices, consumer electronics, personal computers and multimedia products. Before cofounding Zipit, he served as a member of technical staff at AT&T's Bell Labs, Safari Systems and NCR and served in Management and Product Development positions for several midsized technology companies. He has been granted 21 U.S. patents for various inventions in the technology sector.
Jim brings extensive experience in scaling tech firms' sales and go-to-market strategies. He is an IoT industry veteran with 15+ years in the space helping enterprises define and drive value in their connected products strategies. Prior to Zipit, Jim held several IoT sales leadership positions including Axeda; where he helped drive the business to become an IoT platform market leader. Post Axeda acquisition by PTC, he led PTC’s global IoT sales organization under the Thingworx brand. At Digi International, Jim led NA Sales for the IoT Product and Services business. Jim is passionate about digital transformation and disruptive technology.
Colleen is an experienced Quality Assurance and Customer Support executive, having served in various IT Support & Training and Software Implementation roles for over 20 years. Before joining Zipit, she led the documentation and implementation of best business practices plans company-wide for The Home Depot.
Sam has extensive experience in software development and project management roles across varying sectors such as automotive, financial services and telecommunications. Prior to Zipit, he served as a consultant and in solution architect roles for multiple companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises.