William P. Selmeier

Bill Selmeierat Work
20720 Maureen Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 257-7670 Voice

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Computer and Communications Industry Executive
Accomplished executive with proven experience in market creations and expansion. Experienced in major market impacts ranging from the introduction of electronic scanning cash registers, introduction of campus LANs,  introduction of ISDN for commercial applications, reviving sales in companies with aging technology in maturing markets and the introduction of the commercialized Internet.

Bill functions in key general management and marketing roles promoting the continued evolution of the productive use of electronics. The greatest opportunity exist where there is the greatest need..

More than twenty five years of successful marketing and sales experience introducing computer and communication products, developing strategic market positions, developing sales management tools, and managing people.


RIGHTNET, INC. San Jose, CA (1996-Present)
President and CEO
Created a company to provide turnkey Linux based internet servers (hardware, software and remote installation). Developed relationships with independent technical staffs to fill customer requirements, and handled everything except the Linux installation and configuration. Manages RightNet's support of educational activities such as Silicon Valley Internet SIG and Internet Developer Group

Internet Software Consortium Redwood City, CA (October 1998-March 2000)
Director of Client Relations
From a consulting position, managed the client interface for the ISC, the non-profit organization responsible for  BIND, DHCP and INN development.

NET+EFFECTS, INC. San Jose, CA (1994-1996)
President and CEO
Led a team that initiated the mail order turnkey internet server (hardware, software and remote installation) market. Developed the marketing approach, handled all sales leads, found the vendors for components we needed, ordered and obtained all the component materials, managed the production schedule, shipped products, invoiced customers, paid vendors and supervised the accounting.

CONSULTING, San Jose, CA (1991-1994)
Marketing and Sales consulting:

Director of Sales and Marketing, ISDN Systems Division (1988-1991)
Responsible for Sales, Sales Support and Marketing functions for the introduction of ISDN Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) devices to North America. Programs pushed Fujitsu to became the second largest provider of ISDN CPE behind AT&T by 1990. LANTEL CORPORATION (Now GAI-Tronics Corporation)
Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Norcross, GA (1987-1988)
Responsible for all sales and marketing activity in a start up manufacturing innovative voice and data broadband cable modems. The company had been shipping product for 8 months but had no backlog or shipments in the last month and a half when I joined. Worked closely with the President as the number two person in the company. SYTEK, Inc. (Became Hughes LAN Systems, then Whittaker Communications)
National Sales Programs Manager, Mountain View, CA (1984-1986)
Responsible for sales education programs, national account coordination, development of sales incentive programs, and lead generation programs. District Manager, Mountain View, CA (1982-1984)
Responsible for sales in the Northwestern USA and at times for Western Canada. NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR
Product Manager, Systems Division, San Jose (Became ICL/Fujitsu) (1981-1982)
Responsible for all product marketing and planning of all the Datachecker products placed in the sales area of their customer's retail store. IBM CORPORATION
Marketing Manager, Louisville, KY (1978-1980)
Responsible for sales in Manufacturing and Distribution accounts in northern Kentucky and southern Indiana working through eight sales personnel: Program Administrator, Raleigh, NC (1973-1978)
Responsible for implementing industry programs in support of the Universal Product Code (UPC) checkout product lines and headquarters support to key regions of the United States. Marketing Representative, Cincinnati, OH (1969-1973) PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, Cincinnati, OH
Personnel Assistant (1968-1969)
Responsible for recruiting new people for Advertising Brand Management.
Operations & Planning Coordinator (1967-1968)
Responsible for recruiting and organization development in IE Division.  Operated as administrative aid to the I.E. Division Director.
Staff Analyst (1965-1967)
Responsible for specific management  and information science projects in Advertising and Sales/Product Distribution.

MSIE and BSIE University of Michigan.