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Rizwan Kassim

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Rizwan Kassim’s calling is to take ideas and turn them into businesses.  A thought leader in the MVNO space, he’s a serial entrepreneur with a passion for data-driven strategy.  His third telecom company, Ultra Mobile, was named Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Company in America for 2015. Ultra provides prepaid wireless service with international calling built into the plans — a vital link home for 40 million foreign-born Americans.  He initially drove the design of the system architecture and carrier middleware platform, as well as technology implementation.  He now focuses on strategic planning and business intelligence to make Ultra a Next-Generation MVNO.

Past projects include IndiaLD and Hometown Telecom, which ranked #81 on INC 500’s list of fastest growing private companies in 2011.  He’s a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the Entrepreneur’s Organization, and a proud graduate of UCLA’s Computer Science Department.  He serves on the Advisory Board of UCLA’s Computer Science Department, UCLA Extension’s Technical Management Program, and non-profit Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics.