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Meet the ӰPro leadership team that represents diverse areas of expertise, and who are committed to exceeding the expectations of our employees, partners and customers.

Rich Schroder

Rich Schroder

President and CEO

Rich Schroder is a communications veteran with over 35 years of telecom industry experience and 15 years of enterprise experience with a focus on high speed deep fiber technologies. He previously held positions of Chief Operating Officer, VP/GM and VP of engineering at ӰPro. Prior to his engagement at ӰPro, Rich held the position of VP of engineering at AFC, VP Access Business Unit at Marconi along with other executive leadership roles at RELTEC, DSC, and Siemens. Rich has a broad technical and business background developing and successfully launching new products into the telecom and enterprise markets including: Passive Optical LAN (POL), Passive Optical Networking (PON), FTTC, FTTP, and was key to the launch and continues to drive the strong growth of the ӰPro Optical LAN (OLAN) business. He has years of experience building and running global multi-site organizations in China, Europe, India, and across the USA. Rich has been part of a number of strategic partnership developments and M&A activities, he successfully merged multiple global acquisitions into a single cohesive business while keeping a keen focus on optimizing business operations for profitability.

Norm Burke

Norm Burke

Chief Financial Officer

Norm Burke is responsible for the overall financial management of the company. He is an experienced finance executive with over 30 years of global financial leadership spanning both private and publicly owned multi-national companies. Prior to being appointed ӰPro Chief Financial Officer he served as the Corporate Controller for the company from January 2016 through March 2019. Prior to ӰPro Norm held senior level finance positions focusing on financial planning and strategy with MoneyGram International and General Electric / Dresser amongst other experience. Norm is a CFA® charterholder, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas and has a B.S. in accounting from Wilkes University

Karen Leos

Karen Leos

Vice President, Global Sales and Professional Services

Karen Leos is a native Texan. She grew up in a small 24X7 family business leading her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M – Commerce. Following graduation, Karen joined a telecom start-up in Richardson, TX which sparked her interest in Technology and formed Engineering relationships that eventually brought her to ӰPro 17 years ago.

During her time at ӰPro, Karen has led departments focusing on areas that improve the tools, processes, metrics, training and incident management initiatives utilized to enable success for ӰPro customers. Karen has leveraged her love of technology, customer service experience and drive for continual improvement to care for ӰPro customers in her role as Director of Global Technical Services. In this role, she is responsible for the services portfolio through every phase in the lifecycle from scoping and understanding customer needs through implementation, maintenance support, optimization and refresh.

Tom Dobozy

Tom Dobozy

Vice President, Engineering

Tom Dobozy is responsible for all Engineering aspects of the Optical LAN product development, including Software, Hardware, and Testing.

Tom has extensive experience in telecommunications with over 25 years of knowledge in R&D of enterprise and broadband network products. Tom’s background is in Software Engineering with a Master of Software Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Tom is an innovative leader with patents in Optical LAN technology. Over his career at ӰPro, Tom has led numerous engineering teams throughout the world including Finland, the UK, and China. Tom is a proponent of testing automation, Design Thinking, and has led the adoption of software processes and methodologies such as OOA & OOD, CMMI, and Agile.

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ӰPro Optical LAN is a true enterprise centric solution that offers a better means of designing and operating networks inside buildings and across extended campuses.


ӰPro 1000 MSAP (aka T1000, DMAX, AFC, UMC) is the industry’s only Broadband Digital Loop Carrier platform that converges legacy copper and modern fiber connectivity.

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Meet the ӰPro leadership team that represents diverse areas of expertise, and who are committed to exceeding the expectations of our employees, partners and customers.

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