Bryan, TX, April 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- NetNearU today announced that it has appointed Robert M. Brown as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer. The appointment of Mr. Brown, a leading executive in the Wi-Fi space, signals a renewed focus for the Company to expand into new vertical markets, strengthen its current partner relationships, and further develop its product and service strategies.
Brown said, "I am honored and delighted to join NetNearU. There is tremendous potential here, and I look forward to building upon the successes of the Company."
"The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Robert’s unparalleled track record in the Wi-Fi space makes him the ideal leader to help drive new opportunities for NetNearU," said Larry James, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Cody Catalena said, "Robert is a well-known, visionary leader in the Wi-Fi space and one of the industry’s most respected executives. I look forward to working with him to enhance NetNearU’s brand, service offerings and partnerships."
Most recently, Mr. Brown was responsible for business development at Google Fiber where he led the team in charge of wireless strategies and partner development. Prior to Google, Robert served as a management consultant assisting major carriers and service providers including Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Mobilitie, HarborLink, Tengo Internet, and Pronto Networks with their Wi-Fi and micro-network product strategies, product development, market sizing, and business development. Prior to that, Robert was Director of Strategic Business Development for AT&T Wi-Fi Services and Wayport Inc. which was acquired by AT&T. At Wayport, he executed strategic planning, managed roaming relationships and supported cross-functional teams in charge of new, large-scale managed services deployments for public/private Wi-Fi networks, transport and data applications at major hotels, airports, hospitals, restaurants and retail venues, including McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Mr. Brown received his B.S. degree in Mass Communications from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A from Colorado Tech and is in the process of completing an Executive Masters Program in International Business Law from Boston University.
About NetNearU: NetNearU provides an easy to deploy, comprehensive Operations Support System for managing public Internet access networks including Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, hotspot and metro deployments. The Company’s software solution, TRACKOSTM, provides for real-time end-user self provisioning, authentication, billing, roaming support, network operability monitoring, configuration, and reporting. NNU is committed to providing excellent customer service to customers and their end-users. NNU customers include Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Marine Corps Community Services, American Warrior Network, AAFES, Bright House Networks and Sprint Nextel. For more information, visit www.nnu.com.