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Mr. George Sollman

Wrong George Sollman?

Board Member

Phone: (408) ***-****  HQ Phone
First Virtual Communications Inc
3393 Octavius Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States

Company Description: First Virtual Communications is a world leader in providing Web conferencing and collaboration solutions to enterprises, telecommunications service providers and...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman
    First Virtual Communications Inc
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Centigram Communications Corporation
  • Chairman and Founder
    Arabesque Investments Llc
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Arabesque Investments Llc
  • Founder and Principal
    Arabesque Investments Llc
  • Chairman
    Corticon Technologies Inc
  • Chairman
    Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
  • Chairman
    American Electronics Association
  • President
    American Electronics Association
  • Vice President and General Manager for Sales and Marketing
    Shugart Corporation
  • Vice President and General Manager of the Sales Division
    Shugart Corporation
  • Senior APQP Engineer
    Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. Program Manager

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master's degree , Electrical Engineering
    Northeastern University
  • Bachelor's degree , Electrical Engineering
    Northwestern University
36 Total References
Web References
Web Conferencing software using multi-point video and audio technologies for Internet Business Communications.
www.clicktomeet.com, 24 June 2006 [cached]
George Sollman - Chairman of the Board
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George Sollman - Chairman of the Board
Prior to founding Arabesque Investments, Mr. Sollman was the co-founder and CEO of @Motion (acquired by Phone.com, now OpenWave) a company pioneering, developing and marketing Internet voice portal servers.Before founding @Motion in 1997, Mr. Sollman was the president and CEO of Centigram Communications Corporation for 12 years, a leading voice messaging company.From 1996-1997, Mr. Sollman was Chairman of the American Electronics Association, a trade group representing some 3,200 U.S. electronics firms.Today, Mr. Sollman serves on the Board of Corticon Technologies and as the chair of the Board of Advisors for the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.
The other nominee, Mr. ...
www.sec.gov, 12 April 2004 [cached]
The other nominee, Mr. Sollman, was elected by the Board in December 2003, at the recommendation of the Company's Chief Executive Officer.If elected at the annual meeting, each of these nominees would serve until the 2007 annual meeting and until his successor is elected and has qualified, or until the director's death, resignation or removal.
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George Sollman
Mr. Sollman, age 62, has served as a director of the Company since December 2003.He was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2004.Mr. Sollman is the founder of Arabesque Investments, a private venture capital investment company, which he founded in 2000.Prior to founding Arabesque Investments LLC, from 1997 to 2000, Mr. Sollman was the co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of @Motion (acquired by Phone.com, now OpenWave Systems, Inc.), a company that develops and markets applications and Internet voice portal servers.Before founding @Motion, Inc. in 1997, Mr. Sollman was the president and Chief Executive Officer of Centigram Communications Corporation, a leading voice messaging company, for 12 years.From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Sollman was also Chairman of the American Electronics Association, a trade group representing some 3,200 U.S. electronics firms.Mr. Sollman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Corticon Technologies, Inc.He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.
AT@T-BDS
attbds.yellowbrix.com, 1 Mar 2001 [cached]
Zack Systems , Inc. , an emerging leader in edge application servers , today announced that George Sollman , the former president/CEO & co-founder of @Motion and former president/CEO of Centigram Communications , has joined the Zack Board_of_Directors.
A pioneer in unified messaging and the mobile enhanced services industry , Sollman will advise Zack as it develops and deploys edge-enhanced services designed for network providers , enterprises and portal providers.
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They are dynamic and aggressive , plus they understand how to apply sound business logic to thinking outside of the box , said Sollman.I expect great things from this group..
As one of the co-founders of @Motion , a wireless portal provider , Sollman pioneered the technology link between the Internet and mobile communications providers. @Motion's mobile-optimized Web portal offerings delivered integrated communications , information and commerce services to wireless subscribers.As @Motion's president/CEO , Sollman was instrumental in facilitating the $ 286 million acquisition of the company by Phone.com last year.
Experience
A 30-year industry veteran , Sollman most recently founded Arabesque Investments LLC after he led the acquisition of @Motion by Phone.com ( now OpenWave Systems ) .At Arabesque , Sollman focuses his investment strategy on early stage high-technology companies.Prior_to @Motion , Sollman served as the president/CEO of Centigram , a global provider of Internet-enabled call management services.At Centigram , Sollman introduced unified communications and Internet-enabled call management services to mobile and landline telecom service providers.In 12 years , he grew Centigram from a venture-backed , privately held firm to a successful publicly held company , which was recently acquired by ADC Telecommunications.For the prior ten years of his career , he held various executive marketing and sales positions at Shugart Corp. , an early pioneer of disk drives.Sollman holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.
Honors
From 1989 through 1997 , Sollman served as an active member of the American Electronics Association ( AEA ) , the leading trade organization representing 3 , 000 companies in the U.S. electronics industry.At the AEA , he served on its National Board_of_Directors and as the 1996-1997 National Chairman.Sollman currently holds positions on the advisory boards of eight high-technology companies , in_addition to the Board_of_Directors of Zack.
Zack: /company/newsroom/releases/releases_17.html
www.zacksystems.com, 1 Mar 2001 [cached]
George Sollman applies expertise and knowledge to edge application start-up
San Mateo, Calif., March 1, 2001--Zack Systems, Inc., an emerging leader in edge application servers, today announced that George Sollman, the former president/CEO & co-founder of @Motion and former president/CEO of Centigram Communications, has joined the Zack Board of Directors.A pioneer in unified messaging and the mobile enhanced services industry, Sollman will advise Zack as it develops and deploys edge-enhanced services designed for network providers, enterprises and portal providers.
...
They are dynamic and aggressive, plus they understand how to apply sound business logic to thinking outside of the box," said Sollman."I expect great things from this group."
As one of the co-founders of @Motion, a wireless portal provider, Sollman pioneered the technology link between the Internet and mobile communications providers. @Motion's "mobile-optimized" Web portal offerings delivered integrated communications, information and commerce services to wireless subscribers.As @Motion's president/CEO, Sollman was instrumental in facilitating the $286 million acquisition of the company by Phone.com last year.
ExperienceA 30-year industry veteran, Sollman most recently founded Arabesque Investments LLC after he led the acquisition of @Motion by Phone.com (now OpenWave Systems).At Arabesque, Sollman focuses his investment strategy on early stage high-technology companies.Prior to @Motion, Sollman served as the president/CEO of Centigram, a global provider of Internet-enabled call management services.At Centigram, Sollman introduced unified communications and Internet-enabled call management services to mobile and landline telecom service providers.In 12 years, he grew Centigram from a venture-backed, privately held firm to a successful publicly held company, which was recently acquired by ADC Telecommunications.For the prior ten years of his career, he held various executive marketing and sales positions at Shugart Corp., an early pioneer of disk drives.Sollman holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.
HonorsFrom 1989 through 1997, Sollman served as an active member of the American Electronics Association (AEA), the leading trade organization representing 3,000 companies in the U.S. electronics industry.At the AEA, he served on its National Board of Directors and as the 1996-1997 National Chairman.Sollman currently holds positions on the advisory boards of eight high-technology companies, in addition to the Board of Directors of Zack.Among his honors, Sollman received a three-year Presidential appointment from the Clinton Administration in 1994 to participate on the Semiconductor Technology Council, reporting to Secretary of Defense William Perry.
About Zack Systems, Inc. Zack Systems, Inc. is the only edge application server specifically designed to ensure that network service providers, enterprises and portal providers gain greater control over the edge of their network.By delivering value-added applications at the edge - the location in the network between the Internet and the end user - Zack enables its customers to develop a more Personalized, Persistent and Profitable relationship with end-user subscribers.The Zack edge application server is a highly scalable solution offering a comprehensive portfolio of applications and an open set of APIs to allow third-party development.
Supporters
almondseed.com, 22 April 2014 [cached]
George Sollman, President and CEO, Centigram Communications Corp.
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