Kassas joins Nrby Board of Directors
February 7, 2022
George Kassas has been named to the Board of Directors of Nrby, the Manchester-based specialist in dynamic location intelligence for service provider operations announced today.
Kassas, an entrepreneur and a strategic advisor to cable operators and vendors in the North American and CALA markets, will further accelerate Nrby’s growth and scaling of its business internationally, including product and deployment vision and creation of a strategic ecosystem of partners and market makers for the company’s location intelligence platform.
Nrby is transforming technical operations, maintenance organizations, and customer service teams from being reactive to proactive, driving recurring revenue, realizing organizational efficiency, decreasing operating costs, and increasing customer satisfaction.
“The overwhelming importance of connectivity has increased the need for proactive maintenance of broadband and utility networks,” said Kassas. “Nrby is at the forefront of a revolution that replaces inefficient field operations paradigms with an app-based system that helps operators stay ahead of trouble spots and optimise network performance.”
“Nrby technology uniquely expedites technical operations by giving techs and dispatchers a 360-degree view of the maintenance and history in real time for any asset or network element,” said Kurt Dobbins, CEO and Founder of Nrby. “George Kassas’ expertise, vision and extensive relationships in the industry all will be helpful in ensuring that our products and solutions are closely aligned with operator priorities.”
In addition to Kassas, the Nrby board includes:
- Jack Boyle, industry veteran and former CEO of Arbor Networks, Equallogic, Cogentric, and Saville Systems. Boyle also served on the board of ADC Telecom, and EFunds.
- Mike Durance, Founder of xiVentures Fund and former CEO of Call Genie, former VP and GM of the Digital Solutions division of Toshiba America Information Systems, and former VP of the Integrated Solutions group for ADC Telecom.
- Q. Peter Nash, founder of the Nash Family Office Fund;
- Mark Nash, Nash Family Office Fund; and
- Kurt Dobbins, CEO and Founder of Nrby.
As Founder and CEO of Bireme Systems, Kassas has served as an advisor or consultant to Grupo TVCable in Ecuador, the TEPAL consortium in Latin America, OpenVault and other organizations. He was a Founder and COO of Cedar Point Communications, a pioneer in integrated voice-over-cable products, and was a product, market and business management executive with AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. Kassas also directed the Entrepreneurship Center and was a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts.