Chief Executive Officer
Ron Kramer, as President and CEO, is responsible for the strategic direction of 7G Network (7G). Ron worked closely with investors, carrier customers, carrier vendors and the management team to create 7G. Ron is a telecommunications veteran with over 21 years in the industry and co-founded 7G as a high quality and fully redundant VoIP network for wholesale and enterprise customers. Ron was able to broaden services to include SMS messaging. The successful growth of 7G customers and revenue in the first year of operations was directly related to the dedication, experience and hard work of Ron and the 7G management team.
Prior to 7G, Ron directed a sales team at TCAST Communications providing worldwide wholesale services and enterprise services (CLEC) in the Southern California. Ron gained VoIP knowledge and expertise as a co-founder of International Talk.com and Vonova. Ron held the position of Director of Business Development and Network Provisioning for STAR Telecommunications and he was a Project Manager for WCT Communications.
Ron served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Ron received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Chief Financial Officer
Drew Rasura is executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibility for financial planning, accounting, tax, auditing, treasury, legal and regulatory. He contributes 25 years of administration, accounting, marketing, advertising, legal, regulatory and government affairs experience to 7G Network.
Prior to becoming a founding member of 7G Network, Mr. Rasura directed the corporate administration for TCAST Communications, a regional CLEC. His position included responsibility for all financial and operational reporting, accounting, human resources, marketing and advertising, business planning, legal and regulatory reporting.
Mr. Rasura also served as the government programs administrator for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, where he was recruited to build a countywide victim restitution management program within the government organization. Rasura developed and implemented project management processes and life-cycle management to a county with nearly half a million people and had direct oversight of product development, IT modules, while overseeing monthly metrics and program goal prioritization while bringing 5 government agencies on board. The results led Santa Barbara to be the highest ranked county in California.
In addition to his roles with 7G Network, Mr. Rasura serves as the Paid Media Chairperson for the California Public Utilities Commission’s Public Education Program (PEP) for California Area Code Overlays.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Ed Smart is executive vice president of operations for 7G Network, with responsibility for cost, routing, network design and configuration, and development.
Prior to becoming a founding member of 7G Network, Mr.Smart worked for TCAST Communications since 1996 and was instrumental in the development of the company. Through his leadership, TCAST built a solid network that gave customers top quality service at an affordable price. Ed is a telecom veteran with over 25 years in the industry.
Before being recruited to help build TCAST Communications, Mr. Smart was integral in designing and engineering networks for companies like WCT/Frontier.