With his emphasis on positive leadership, the ability to attract and retain exceptional talent and to raise the necessary venture funding, IntelePeer has grown dramatically. This rapid growth was funded with over $80M in venture financing that Mr. Fawzi secured from VantagePoint Venture Partners, Kennet Venture Partners and NorthCap Partners. In recognition, the company has received numerous awards for its products, customer service and leadership over the past several years, including being named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies and to Deliotte’s Silicon Valley’s Fast 50 Rising Star. In March 2015, Mr. Fawzi was the recipient of the 2014 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award by Stevens Technology Institute. As well as the 2017 University of Michigan/KPMG QuantumShift’s Top Entrepreneur in America award.
Between 1991 and 2001, Frank founded and grew CommTech Corporation to be an early leader in the communications software sector. Recognizing CommTech’s leadership and the management capabilities of Mr. Fawzi and his team, Morgan Stanley provided the company with $15M in funding, which CommTech deployed to fund its aggressive expansion organically and through acquisitions. CommTech was eventually acquired by ADC, a leading provider of software solutions for the telecommunication industry for $178M.
Prior to founding CommTech, Frank worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories. While at AT&T, he worked as the lead data communications architect on a team responsible for AT&T being awarded a $1.4 billion contract from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Frank received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, participated in the Wharton Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business QuantumShift Program.