Mark has garnered a reputation as one of the industry’s leading experts in packet subscriber communication technologies, including gigabit fiber-optic Ethernet, Internet Protocol, analog and packet telephony solutions. Mark co-founded Occam Networks, Inc. (a NASDAQ traded company acquired by Calix Networks, Inc.) and served as its Chief Technical Officer over the 11-year span of independent operation. Mark’s experience as a Systems Architect for Cisco Systems included pioneering the company’s Voice over IP technology. For that accomplishment, he and his team were recognized as a Cisco Pioneers of Technology for excellence in Packet Telephony Applications. In total, Rumer has authored or co-authored 11 United States Patents.