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Douglas Ranalli is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for NetNumber, Inc. Ranalli founded the company with the goal of simplifying the migration of SS7/C7 signaling to next-generation signaling while enabling service-providers to continue to use telephone numbers to identify subscribers. Ranalli provides the vision for simplifying the complex service-control problem faced by all communications service providers. Finding a way to take a complex technical subject and make it easy to understand is one of his greatest strengths.
Ranalli’s ability to look at a highly complex system and identify ways to simplify the environment has led him to found several successful companies including Fax International, an international fax-over-IP service provider, and Student Life, a magazine for college students that was purchased by Time Inc in 1987.
Ranalli has been awarded five communications related patents, and he is the subject of several case studies developed by the Harvard Business School that are incorporated into MBA programs around the world.
Ranalli holds a BS With Distinction in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of the Baker Scholar award, Harvard’s highest honor for business school graduates.