Board of Directors & Advisors
After a distinguished career with Cisco, Microsoft, BellSouth and several start-up efforts Allen joined Simetric in January 2019. Allen has focused on developing and using analytics to support decision-making regarding pricing, licensing, go-to-market product packaging and business execution. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries and over 20 years in software strategy with roles within Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Finance, and Operations.
Ross is an experienced and innovative GTM leader with over 25 years of experience in executive roles. He has been at the center of key industry changes, such as transitioning VMware from its historic focus to building the partner demand generation engine for new products in the networking and storage spaces. At Microsoft, he developed the first partner cloud sales models. While at Citrix, he was hired by the CEO to turn around the company’s GTM strategy from the ground up, creating the industry innovation of Deal Registration. Ross currently serves as SVP, North American Cloud Ecosystem Partners and is an active board member and investor in several high growth companies spanning multiple industries.
Alex is Founder and CEO at Ocean Azul Partners. He is an investor who has supported over 20 startups worldwide ranging from telecom to biotech to fintech to cyber security. In addition to being an investor, he was founder and CEO of Miami-based CellIT Technologies, which he grew to over 150 employees before successfully selling in 2002 to form Aspect Software. He was also founder and President and Netralogistics, a South Florida logistics company which he sold in March 2017 prior to joining Ocean Azul.
Kevin has gained a global reputation for his entrepreneurial prowess and ability to drive sustained change. His hyper-awareness and understanding of global market changes has enabled Kevin to create growth efforts that move quickly to capitalize on emerging opportunities ahead of the competition. Kevin brings senior leadership experience to Simetric from Cisco, Accenture, Salesforce.com on top of his own successes as an entrepreneur.
After over 40 years of experience in evolving client-facing roles in technology and services with IBM, Computer Associates Global Professional Services, KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint), and several startups, Robert co-founded Simetric. He has worked extensively in telecommunications, including a number of cloud-based platform service offerings, and was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to be a board member of the State of Georgia Information Technology Policy Council.
Eric has more than 35 years of telecom expertise and experience. He is a pioneer in the development of the wireless industry, having led BellSouth’s strategic efforts as well as leading BellSouth Personal Communications, Inc. where he was President and COO. Since he entered the entrepreneurial world in late 1998, he has been in C-level positions at eight startup companies as well as serving as board member and advisor to several companies.
After over 40 years of experience in evolving client-facing roles in technology and services with IBM, Computer Associates Global Professional Services, KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint), and several startups, Robert co-founded Simetric. He has worked extensively in telecommuni-cations, including a number of cloud-based platform service offerings, and was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to be a board member of the State of Georgia Information Technology Policy Council.