Hank Nothhaft

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Who is Hank Nothhaft?

As a serial entrepreneur, Hank Nothhaft has been a pathfinder in the telecommunications and networking industries, growing pioneering startups, such as Concentric Network Corp., DSC Communications and GTE Telenet Communications (now Sprint), into mature industry leaders. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danger, Inc., Hank has directed the company from its initial product launch in 2002 to its present position as a market leader in the mobile internet market.Previously, Hank served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Concentric Network Corporation from 1995 to 2001, where he led the company from its earliest stages through a successful IPO in 1997 and a merger with NextLink in 1999 (creating XO Communications). Prior to Concentric, Hank held key executive roles at DSC Communications Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Group President, in addition to serving as a Member of the Board of Directors. Hank also held the roles of Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Sales for GTE Telenet Communications Corporation (now Sprint), which pioneered x.25 networks, the initial public data networking protocol.Hank serves on the board of Tessera, Inc., a developer of semiconductor packaging technology for miniaturization and increased performance of electronic products. Before joining Danger, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Endforce (formerly Smartpipes), a leading provider of network security software. He remained chairman of the board through March 2005.Hank has an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a B.S. degree with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy, and he is a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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  • MBA, George Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy
  • Chief Executive Officer, Danger
  • President and CEO, ENDFORCE
  • President and CEO, Concentric Network Corporation
    (1995 - 2001)
  • Group President, DSC Communications Corporation
  • Senior Vice President of Marketing, DSC Communications Corporation
  • Vice President, Sales, GTE Telenet Communications Corporation
  • Vice President of Marketing, GTE Telenet Communications Corporation

on July 23, 2013


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