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Our Story

Inventors. Visionaries.

X One, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Richard D. Haney and Jose J. Picazo to meet the needs of the growing mobile cellular users.

Our vision is backed by decades of distinguished accomplishments as both members of successful startups and experienced entrepreneurs with successful ventures.

The team have been involved in the high tech arena for decades and have held positions in engineering, marketing, sales and senior management.

ABOUT: About Us

The X One Team


Jose Picazo


Jose is a serial founder and brings his extensive experience in identifying a market need and then building a product and company to fill that need. He also brings a strong background in mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, he served as General Manager of the Converged Communications Product Division at Intel, which he joined when Intel purchased Picazo Communications, where he was President and Founder. Mr. Picazo was a Founder of Network Resources Corporation, which was later purchased by NetWorth, where he remained until he joined Compaq upon their purchase of NetWorth. He also held numerous engineering positions at Hughes LAN Systems, Sytek and IBM.
He holds a BS in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University and holds 18 patents in the field of networking systems and communications.


Richard D. Haney

President & CTO

Rich is cofounder and CTO of X One, Inc. and previously served as President and CEO of AlterWAN, Inc. an Alternative Wide Area Network systems integration company that developed private WAN like network solution using the Internet as the backbone. 
Mr. Haney held prior leadership positions in; Engineering, Sales and Marketing for companies including Larse, Timeplex, Fujitsu and Lockheed. During the Early 1980’s Mr. Haney pioneered the development of mesh network topologies for Timeplex and is the inventor of switching multiplexer technology a predecessor to current day routers. Mr. Haney also developed the first PC based network manager used for managing these new complex networks. Mr. Haney has been issued 40 US Patents and 1 Japanese Patent as the sole inventor in the field of networking systems and mobile communications with numerous patents pending.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University


Jeff Brown


Jeff joined X One to focus on Business Development, Ecosystem Development and Marketing. Jeff has had a multi-decade Product and General Management career at some of the Valley’s best and most innovative large and start-up companies, as a Director at Silicon Graphics, VP/GM at NVIDIA Corp, President/COO at Frame (acquired by Nutanix), COO at Nimble Collective (acquired by AWS) and CBO at Bitfusion (aquired by VMWare). His operating experience includes managing Billion dollar lines of Enterprise business spanning many vertical industries and technologies primarily focused around high performance and technical computing, professional visualization, GPU virtualization, Machine Learning, and XaaS cloud platforms. 
He holds a BSME from the University of Texas at Austin, and MBA from Pepperdine University.


Jerry Brown


Jerry Brown, Managing Partner, founded BVA in 1992 after a successful career at IBM and Texas Instruments.  At TI, he was an officer and VP of the company’s Data Systems Group responsible for the systems, software and Systems Integration businesses.  Prior to TI, he was with IBM where he held General Management positions in engineering, sales and marketing. Jerry was instrumental in the formation of numerous successful companies with IPOs such as  ONI Systems, Virata, Aspect Development, Adflex Solutions, Superconductor Technologies, Synplicity, Network Peripherals, Bolder Technologies, Speedfam, Summit Systems, Cal Micro, CEVA, Nuance and others.
He holds a BSE from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, MS/CS from NYU.

ABOUT: Our Team
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