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Mobile Industry Leader to Bring Mobile and Communications Expertise to Support Building Market-Defining Social Solutions
MILWAUKEE, WI (September 13, 2011) – Milwaukee-based social business agency, 7Summits, today announced the appointment of Behrooz Rezvani to its board of directors. Dr. Rezvani is an industry-leading visionary and serial entrepreneur who brings innovation in effective mobile and social network communications to the board. His business expertise will be an asset to 7Summits’ plans to build market-defining social solutions with mobile capabilities.
“Rezvani has already influenced the direction of the social industry through his pioneering work on the convergence of mobile, social online community, and multimedia entertainment interaction. Having that level of influence and advancement on our board is exponentially beneficial,” said Paul Stillmank, President and CEO of 7Summits. “The addition of Rezvani reinforces our belief in the importance of mobile technologies as we work with companies to create more socially relevant brands; mobile represents an essential ingredient to enable communities both internal and external to the enterprise. We are thrilled to have him on our board.”
“I have been impressed with 7Summits’ direction and progress over the past two years,” said Behrooz Rezvani. “Paul has set a clear vision to establish the firm as a leader in Social Business and I am looking forward to working with him and his board to build on all of the amazing work that 7Summits is doing.”
About Dr. Behrooz Rezvani
Behrooz Rezvani is a visionary, serial entrepreneur and angel investor located in San Francisco, California. He has founded two companies that dramatically influenced the landscape of telecommunications for HDTV delivery to homes and HDTV distribution inside homes, affecting large populations of users around the world.
Dr. Rezvani is co-founder and chairman of Quantenna communications, a wireless communications leader that has developed the industry’s most advanced 802.11n WiFi chipset for high definition video streaming while surpassing industry giants like Qualcomm, Intel and Broadcom. Dr. Rezvani served as CEO of Quantenna for four years during which time the company became the number one WiFi performance leader in the world. He was instrumental in raising significant capital, particularly during the most difficult financial crisis in the industry during 2008/2009.
Prior to Quantenna, Dr. Rezvani founded Ikanos Communications in 1999 and saw it through its IPO on NASDAQ in 2005. Ikanos was the first to achieve 100Mbps data rates over copper telephone lines using VDSL technology. As Ikanos’ CTO, Rezvani helped the company secure an 80 percent share of the worldwide Very-high-data-rate DSL (VDSL) market, with a dominant position in Japan, Korea and Europe. At the same time, Dr. Rezvani served as president of the DMT Alliance, an industry group of over 50 members including Intel, Alcatel, STM, Broadcom that drove the development and finalization of VDSL worldwide standards through the IEEE, ITU-T, ANSI and ETSI.
Dr. Rezvani has held management positions at GE, Ericson, Siemens, and Rockwell. He has been awarded 30 U.S. patents with ten more currently pending. He has expertise in the fields of Information and Statistical Analysis, Computer/DSP Architecture, Quantum Optics and Networking. Dr. Rezvani received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from NDSU/UND and a Ph.D. from Marquette University. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums. He is an advisor to Swisscom Venture.
7Summits, http://www.7SummitsAgency.com, is a Social Business Agency founded in 2009 to help clients engage customers, partners and employees to grow their business. 7Summits’ solutions deliver results by improving both social relevancy and community enablement. The firm refers to this approach as Applied Social Media, and has helped many Fortune 1000 brands to become more socially connected organizations. 7Summits offers deep expertise in social business strategy, community experience design, platform development, and community activation.