Bob, founder of AVRS, Inc., is a businessman and internet visionary. As a true Silicon Valley startup entrepreneur, he brings a drive, vision, and focus to AVRS unlike any other.
Bob, founder and CEO of Netcom Online Communication Services (NASDAQ NETC), was the first to provide internet access to the mass market (the first Internet Service Provider; ISP). He took his garage-based operation from inception (one employee) to a publicly traded company (over 600 employees) in a four-year period. Bob utilizes the latest technology, automation, and sound business practices to evolve the registration service industry.
Member of Advisory Board
Warren Kaplan has over thirty years of experience in leading, consulting, and doing advisory work for public and private companies.
He has led several organizations such as Accellion, Inc., Bpath, AboveNet Communications, was CFO of NetCom Communications, and was Executive VP and Interim CEO for Gefinor USA. He has sold companies in excess of $6 billion realizing substantial ROI for investors.
Warren has been a Board Member, Operations Executive, and CFO for companies listed on the New York, NASDAQ, and American Exchanges. He has led 3 IPOs, as well as subsequent secondary offerings for in excess of $3 billion. He has been a part of KPMG as a CPA, very early in his career and was responsible for audits for public companies and start-ups.
Bringing 25 years of experience in software and network engineering, Rick is a leader in technology and a key asset to the success of AVRS.
As Vice President of Engineering of @Work, Excite@Home’s commercial division, Rick led the design and implementation of the company’s commercial network, hosting products, and infrastructure. Prior to Excite@Home, Rick was CTO and VP of Engineering at Netcom Online Communications where he led the development of NetCruiser, the first turn key dial-up Internet access for personal computers. NetCruiser and its associated Internet access service grew Netcom’s revenues from $2 million to $150 million in the three years following its release.
Director & Corporate Counsel
In his capacity with AVRS, Inc., Joe has primary responsibility for all legal and contractual matters arising out of AVRS business activities.
Previously, Joe spent 35 years in private practice in Northern and Southern California; including 25 years as senior trial counsel to a mid-size litigation firm representing insurance carriers in complex litigation, liability, coverage, and bad faith matters in both State and Federal Court.