Board of Directors
Daniel E. Smith, Jr. was co-founder, President and CEO of optical networking pioneer Sycamore Networks, Inc. The company developed a broad range of optical networking products that enabled network service providers to transform the capacity created by their fiber optic networks into bandwidth for the delivery of high-speed data services. Previously, he co-founded and led Cascade Communications, another pioneering data communications company, which is now part of Alcatel-Lucent. Dan served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1971-73. He is currently a member of the USS Constitution Museum’s Board of Trustees, and a member and past chairman of Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees. Dan graduated with an MBA in Finance and General Management from Harvard University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.
Ray has spent the last 20+ years as an entrepreneurial technology professional, he has extensive sales and customer engineering experience along with proven management team leadership in dynamic, emerging technology companies. Recently Ray played a key leadership role in professional and customer services, business development, pre-sales and technical marketing while at Sonus Networks, a market leader in Voice over IP technologies. Ray was a founding member of Sonus’s services organization, recruiting many of its most senior members. From 1996 until 1999 Ray was a key technical leader and sales consultant for Cascade Communications’ worldwide sales organization. During his tenure Cascade was purchased by Ascend Communications. Ascend, a leader in remote access technologies for the Internet market, was subsequently absorbed by Lucent in a merger. Prior to 1996, Ray’s tenure with Digital Equipment Company included positions as Senior Consultant for Worldwide Network Operations, and Technical Leader and Senior Consultant for the Network Products Group. Ray’s commitments to excellence and ideas were recognized by Digital. Mr. Pasquale received a Customer Satisfaction Award, Storage Systems Excellence Award, and Delta Ideas Recognition Award. He attended the University of Maine.
Mark has over 26 years of experience in the Telecommunications & Networking industries. The past 20 years have been as President and CEO responsible for all aspects of business growth. Mark excels in equity-based fund raising, team building, rapid growth business management, system architecture, matching technologies to emerging business needs and building and motivating channels to market. He founded and was President and CEO of PRI (acquired by Xircom in 1995), RAScom, Inc, (acquired by Excel Switching in 1999), Cedar Point Communications (acquired by Genband in 2011) and Whaleback Systems (currently operating in Portsmouth). PRI, RAScom and Cedar Point were all recognized by Inc. and Entrepreneur Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in the US (#95, #51 and #2, respectively). Mr. Galvin was named Boston Business Journal’s 2004 Telecom All-Star and was a Finalist, 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mark studied math and computer science in the undergraduate and graduate Faculties of McGill University in Montreal.