Meet the Board

NetNumber’s Board plays a crucial role in determining the future direction of the company.

Brad Boston
President and CEO

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Doug Ranalli
Founder and Chief Strategy
Officer

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Joseph Farrelly
Non-Executive Chairman,
Board of Directors
SVP and CIO, Interpublic Group

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Glenn Marschel
Board of Directors

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William J. Turner
Board of Directors
Founder, Signature Capital

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Nigel Jones
Board of Directors
Partner, TWJ Capital LLC

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Kevin Peters
Advisor, Board of Directors
Former EVP, AT&T Global Business Customer Service

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Al-Noor Ramji
Board of Directors
Group Chief Digital Officer, Prudential plc

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Brad Boston - President and CEO

Brad Boston joined NetNumber, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He had been a member of the company’s board of directors since April 2002.
Boston brings more than thirty years of relevant industry experience to this role. He is a recognized team builder and leader, known for his business acumen and technological innovation. He has successfully managed organizations well known for harnessing technology for enhanced services, productivity gains and competitive advantage.
He joined Cisco in August 2001 as Chief Information Officer, and held key executive level positions during his tenure before retiring in late 2012. Boston most recently served as Senior Vice President of Cisco Global Government Solutions Group (GGSG) and Corporate Security Programs Organization (CSPO). GGSG advised global defense, space and security agencies on business practices and technology solutions to achieve and enhance their mission goals. CSPO focused on ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability of Cisco’s critical information and computing assets.
Prior to Cisco, Boston was the Executive Vice President of Operations at Corio, an enterprise-focused Internet ASP. He was instrumental in redefining the company’s product offering and business model.
Before joining Corio, Boston served as Executive Vice President of product development and delivery and President of Sabre Computer Services at the Sabre Group. He prepared the organization for its spin-out from American Airlines, an historic transaction that created a leading IT firm valued at more than the former parent company. Additionally, he managed the early development, operations and support of Travelocity.com; led the largest system conversion in the airline industry when USAirways converted to Sabre; and architected the development and implementation of the technology plan to modernize the Sabre system infrastructure and applications.
Boston also has held executive positions at American Express, Visa, United Airlines/Covia and at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, where he began his career.
He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Boston currently serves as Chairman of the Board of aap3 LTD, an IT services company headquartered in Southampton, United Kingdom. He also is a member of the board of directors of Koolspan, a mobile security company based in Bethesda, Maryland. He has served on the board of directors of Mercury Interactive, Active Power and Actividentity.


Doug Ranalli - Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Douglas Ranalli is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer for NetNumber, Inc. Ranalli founded the company with the goal of simplifying the migration of SS7/C7 signaling to next-generation signaling while enabling service-providers to continue to use telephone numbers to identify subscribers. At the time, many in the industry believed phone numbers would disappear along with SS7/C7. History has shown phone numbers are here to stay, and we’ll be interworking between SS7/C7 and the next-gen network for decades to come.
At NetNumber, Ranalli provides the vision for simplifying the complex service-control problem faced by all communications service providers. Finding a way to take a complex technical subject and make it easy to understand is one of his greatest strengths. Ranalli’s ability to look at a highly complex system and identify ways to simplify the environment has led him to found several successful companies.
Prior to founding NetNumber, Ranalli was founder and CEO of Fax International, an international fax-over-IP service provider. He grew the company’s network to more than 25 countries. Fax International reached #20 on the INC 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the US in 1997.
Previously, Ranalli was founder, President and Publisher of Student Life, a magazine for college students with a controlled circulation of 1.2 million. The publication was purchased by Time Inc. in 1987.
Ranalli has been awarded multiple patents, and is the subject of several case studies developed by the Harvard Business School and incorporated into MBA programs around the world.
Ranalli holds a BS With Distinction in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of the Baker Scholar award, one of Harvard’s highest honors for business school graduates.


Joseph Farrelly - Non-Executive Chairman, Board of Directors SVP and CIO, Interpublic Group

Joseph Farrelly is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Interpublic Group one of the world’s largest advertising agency holding companies with offices worldwide.

Prior to Interpublic Group, Farrelly was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an $18 billion world leader in the development and marketing of pharmaceutical products. Other executive level positions have included Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Vivendi Universal, a $20+ billion entertainment and liquor manufacturer and marketer. From 1992 to 1998, Farrelly was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Nabisco, an $8.4 billion food manufacturer. From 1988 to 1992, he was Corporate Vice President of Information Systems Development for Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a $2.5 billion computer services company. Between 1980 and 1988, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Applied Data Research (ADR), a software company, where he directed the development and support services of ADR’s mainframe and personal computer software products.

Farrelly is currently a member of the Research Board, a leading information technology analysis company in New York City, and participates in Gartner Group’s Information Technology Executive Program.

Farrelly has a BA in Mathematics from Providence College, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.


Glenn Marschel - Board of Directors

Prior to joining NetNumber, Marschel was the CEO, President, and Co-Chairman of Faroudja, Inc., a public video processing technology company. He was formerly President and CEO of Paging Network Inc., a provider of wireless messaging services with 9 million subscribers.

Earlier, Marschel served as Vice Chairman of First Financial Management Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of credit card transaction processing, healthcare claims processing and document management/imaging services with revenues exceeding $3.0 billion. He began his business career at CSI Computer Systems in 1970, and joined Automated Data Processing (ADP) in 1972, a $5 billion company in the information processing industry. Marschel was employed by ADP from 1972 to 1994, and served as President of several of ADP’s largest businesses, including the Automotive and Employer Services divisions, after holding other senior positions in sales, client services, strategy, and marketing.

Marschel received a BS degree from the University of Missouri, and attended the Stanford University Executive Development Program.

William J. Turner - Board of Directors Co-Founder, Signature Capital

William Turner is manager and co-founder of Signature Capital, a venture capital firm, which raised $9 million of equity for NetNumber in early 2000. From 1983 to 1989, he served in multiple capacities, including President and COO of Automatic Data Processing ("ADP"), a computer services firm with over $2 billion in revenues at the time. In 1989, White formed Turner and Partners, a management services firm, and had multiple leveraged buyout firms as clients, including Forstmann Little, where he had responsibility as Executive Chairman and/or CEO for over 30 separate business units with combined sales of over $3 billion.

From 1979 to 1983 White was employed at the Texas Instruments Consumer Products Division where he held several senior positions including V.P. of Sales and Marketing as well as President.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac-NYSE) since 1990 and since 1996 on the board of Faroudja, Inc. (FDJA-NASDAQ). He also serves on the Boards of several private venture capital stage companies including Hand Technologies, Inc., McCabe & Associates, Inc., Acoustic Technologies, Inc., VIRxSYS, Inc., and Additech, Inc.

Turner has a Business Administration Degree in mathematics from the University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Northeastern University.


Nigel Jones - Board of Directors Partner, TWJ Capital LLC

Nigel Jones is a partner at TWJ Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm specializing in early and expansion stage new ventures. Prior to joining TWJ Capital in 2006, Jones was a Principal at the Carlyle Group, which he joined in 1999 as an associate. At the Carlyle Group, he was a member of the U.S buyout team, focused on investments in the aerospace, defense, and federal technical services sectors. Prior to joining the Carlyle Group, he was an associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co, based in San Francisco and Menlo Park from 1997 to 1999.

Jones holds an MBA degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a BA degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to business school, Jonesl was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995. In his last assignment, he was the senior communications officer and communications platoon commander for the 1st Force Reconnaissance Company of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California.

Jones is currently a member of the board of directors of Acoustic Technologies, Tango Networks, eDataSource, and Koolspan.


Kevin Peters - Advisor, Board of Directors - Former EVP, AT&T Global Business Customer Service

Kevin Peters brings to NetNumber a wealth of leadership experience gained over the course of a 28-year career with AT&T, as well as broad industry and consulting experience with many firms. Kevin held numerous leadership positions at AT&T, including most recently executive vice president of global business customer service in which he led AT&T’s multinational customer service operation.

Prior to that, Peters served as AT&T’s Chief Marketing Officer for Business, and as Executive Vice President for Global Network Operations, where he was responsible for the company’s global IP and mobility networks. Kevin also held several key leadership roles in AT&T Labs including senior executive positions in IT, Technology Development, and Network Engineering and Operations.

In addition to advising the NetNumber Board of Directors, Peters serves as an advisor or board member to Calix, Cartesian, MobileAware, J&L Communications Group, and several other firms. He also serves on the advisory board of the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology and the Board of Trustees for the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

Kevin’s educational background includes an MBA from Columbia University, an MS from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a BS from Fairfield University. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Al-Noor Ramji - Board of Directors - Group Chief Digital Officer, Prudential plc

Al-Noor Ramji leads digital strategy for Prudential.

Al-Noor, who joined Prudential plc in January 2016 in the newly created role of Group Chief Digital Officer, is responsible for the development and execution of an integrated, long-term digital strategy for Prudential.

Prior to this Al-Noor was at Northgate Capital, which is a VC in Silicon Valley. He was previously at Misys, the financial services software group, and has held leading technology and innovation roles at BT Group, Qwest Communications, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Swiss Bank Corporation. He is the founder of several start-ups in the fintech space.

Al-Noor is currently on the board of directors at Virtusa.

His track record of successfully leveraging IT to achieve business objectives has won numerous industry awards, including the CIO 100 Award, CIO Insight IT Leader of the Year 2009 and the British Computer Society CIO of the Year.

Al-Noor is a Certified Financial Analyst, and holds a bachelor of science in Electronics from the University of London.