Alvaro Pombo brings 28 years of leadership and telecommunications experience to ProntoForms. As CEO and Founder, he plays a fundamental role in financing and driving strategy. He is active in research and development, product strategy, and business development. Prior to founding ProntoForms, Pombo was chief information officer and vice president of global information technology for the Carrier Internetworking Division of Alcatel-Lucent. He joined the company via its acquisition of Newbridge Networks. Pombo had been CIO, VP of eCommerce, director of electronic marketing and Latin American sales with Newbridge. Under his leadership, the company's e-business organization gained recognition as one of the highlights of the acquisition and helped establish a service-oriented IT model for the company. Pombo has served as consultant to Palm and other technology leaders, and continues to help nurture entrepreneurs and innovation. Pombo holds several patents and was a winner of the Ottawa Business Journal's 40 Under 40 in 2000. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and an executive degree from Georgetown University.