Bob Frankenberg currently chairs Kinzan, a leading provider of internet services platforms. Mr. Frankenberg was the chairman, president and CEO of Encanto Networks when the company's major business was sold to Avaya in July 2000. Prior to Encanto, Mr. Frankenberg was the chairman and CEO of Novell, the world's largest networking software company and corporate vice president & group general manager of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Information Products Group. Mr. Frankenberg joined Hewlett-Packard in 1969 as a manufacturing technician, later became a design engineer, software engineer, project manager, engineering and marketing executive and general manager.
Mr. Frankenberg serves as a member of the board of directors of public companies ElectroGlas, National Semiconductor, Nuance Communications, and Secure Computing, as well as private companies BroadWeave, Digital Bridge, Kinzan and Sylvan Source. He also serves on the advisory board of the Sundance Film Festival and is a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Frankenberg is widely published, a frequent public speaker and holds several computer design patents. He has received numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal, Smithsonian Jefferson Scholar, Distinguished Utahan, and SJSU College of Engineering Distinguished Graduate. He was recently inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.