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).
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.
introduced unified communications and Internet-enabled call management services to mobile and landline telecom service providers.In 12 years, he
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.
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.