President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc.
Robert Frankenberg formed Encanto Networks, Inc., a leading provider of eBusiness software and services to small business, and has presided as President/ CEO since June 1997. His prior accomplishments include developing and designing computers, networks, software systems, programs, and related technology. He created many firsts in the computer industry and holds two computer design patents as well as two pending applications.
Mr. Frankenberg is an accomplished business executive, community leader, and entrepreneur. He was the Chairman/President/CEO of Novell, Inc. from 1994-1996, leading that company through a major strategy change to focus on the network software business. Prior to that, he held various positions at Hewlett-Packard moving up the corporate ladder, beginning in 1969 as a manufacturing engineer, to design engineer, software designer, project manager, engineering and marketing executive, and general manager. He became a corporate Vice President in 1990 and Group General Manager of the Personal Information Products Group in 1991, with responsibility for HP’s personal computer, PC server, networking, office software, and consumer product lines. Under his leadership HP’s PC business soared from 26th in market share to 7th.
His professional and community service includes membership on various boards, including public companies such as Daw Technologies, ElectroGlas, National Semiconductor, and ScanSoft, and private companies – Kinzan.com, Lowrates USA.com, and Metrix. He presently serves on community boards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Westminster College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Frankenberg’s education includes degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Graduate School. He is widely published, a frequent public speaker, and has received numerous awards throughout his distinctive career.