Robert J. Frankenberg

Owner at NVC Corp.

Robert J. Frankenberg

Robert J. Frankenberg

Owner at NVC Corp.

Career Highlights

Kinzan, Inc.
NetVentures, Inc.
Encanto Networks, Inc.

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Primary Location

Alpine, UT

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Founder at The Sundance Institute

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Co-Founder at Veracity Networks LLC

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Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Executive Vice President at Sbi & Co., Inc.

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General Partner at EsNet Ltd.

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Advisor at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

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Entrepreneur at Clearstone Venture Management Services LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Magnite, Inc.

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Founder at POW! Strategies

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Co-Founder at Sorenson Capital

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Robert J. Frankenberg
Owner at NVC Corp.
Computer Engineering, summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi
Class of 1974

San Jose State University is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding school of the 23 campus California State University (CSU) system, and holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States.

Stanford Executive Program

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 1996

Micro Focus (US), Inc. develops implements and supports proprietary, mixed source and open source software. Its solutions include visual cobol, terminal emulation, borland, corba and mainframe solutions. The firm helps to organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Provo, UT.

Chairman & Acting Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2006

Kinzan, Inc. provides hosted web software services. Its services include content management, commerce and communications, adaptive web services, scalable hosting, open development, deployment capabilities, and customer care programs. The company was founded by Robert J. Frankenberg and Garland Wong in 1998 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA

Vice President & Group General Manager, Personal Computer Business
1969 - 1994

HP Inc. engages in the provision of personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services. It operates through following business segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment gives consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services, and scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and certain business incubation projects. The company was founded by William R. Hewlett and David Packard in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Boards & Committees
Lead Independent Director
2014 - Current

Magnite, Inc. provides a technology solution to automate the purchase and sale of digital advertising inventory for buyers and sellers. It features applications and services for digital advertising sellers including websites, mobile applications, and other digital media properties. The company was founded by Frank Addante, Duc Chau, Craig Roah, Julie Mattern and Brian D. Baumgart on April 20, 2007 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Independent Director
2013 - 2016

Polycom, Inc. develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology. It offers consult, deployment, customer support, optimization, managed and cloud services. The firm serves healthcare, education, entertainment, government and finance industries. It offers solutions through Polycom RealPresence platform. The company was founded by Brian L. Hinman and Jeffrey Rodman in December 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

2011 - 2015

Wave Systems Corp. develops, produces and markets products for hardware-based digital security. Its products include EMBASSY trust suite, EMBASSY Trusted drive manager, key transfer manager, private information manager, TCG-enabled crypto service provider and TCG-enabled toolkit. The company was founded by Peter J. Sprague on August 12, 1988 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Western Governors University Advancement Board of Trustees
2020 - Current

Truly a university without boundaries, Western Governors University is a nonprofit online university founded and supported by 19 U.S. governors. At no other time in the history of higher education have the governors of several states joined together to create a university. The idea for WGU was born in 1995 at a bipartisan meeting of the Western Governors Association (hence our "western" name). Going into the meeting, the chair of the association—Utah governor Mike Leavitt—had the foresight to realize that distance learning technologies had the power to tackle one of the western states’ most pressing problems: rapid population growth confronted by limited public funds for educational services. The governors decided then and there to create their own university. They agreed that this new university would make maximum use of distance learning technologies, would be collaborative among the western member states, and would use competencies rather than seat time as the measure of its outcomes. Designing an Online University To do this, the governors enlisted the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to help design the newly envisioned university. Five themes remained central to the effort: Responsiveness to employment and societal needs. A focus on competency-based education. Expanding access. Cost-effectiveness. Development of a technology infrastructure. WGU was chartered in 1996, was incorporated as a private, nonprofit university in 1997, and began accepting students in 1999. An Online University with a Mission WGU is very mission driven. Created to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU’s mission has remained one of helping hardworking adults meet their educational goals and improve their career opportunities. To fulfill the mission, the founding governors also insisted that WGU be affordable, flexible, and student-focused. Hence, WGU strives to serve as many students as possible—including minorities, first-generation college students, those with modest incomes, and others whose lives or geographic locations do not allow them to attend traditional, campus-based colleges. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 38,000 students from all 50 states, yet remains non-bureaucratic and innovative. It continues to receive praise for its academic model and to enhance its reputation with employers for the emphasis on graduating highly competent professionals. Additional Information The Myths about Online Learning Even though online learning is growing dramatically and becoming more and more accepted among employers and academia, there are still opinions—really, myths—about online education that linger in some people’s minds

Member, Board of Trustees
1994 - Current

Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Founded in 1875, Westminster is a nationally recognized, private comprehensive liberal arts college (the only one in Utah!). We offer a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs with more than 70 academic programs to choose from. Our unique environment for learning prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences, and our vibrant campus community.

Political Donations

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Kinzan, Inc. provides hosted web software services. Its services include content management, commerce and communications, adaptive web services, scalable hosting, open development, deployment capabilities, and customer care programs. The company was founded by Robert J. Frankenberg and Garland Wong in 1998 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA

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Broadweave Networks, Inc. provides fiber optic internet services. It delivers data services, commercial telephony, and hosted voice over IP communication services to small, mid-size businesses, and enterprises. The company was founded in 1999 by Steve Christensen, Robert Frakenburg, Fraser Bullock, and Ty Mattingly and is headquartered in South Jordan, UT.

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Awards & Honors
Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame
Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame
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