Management Team

Ray Bell

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ray is a successful serial entrepreneur with over thirty years of software and hardware product design and development experience, and deep knowledge and expertise in secure communications networking and distributed control systems. He has founded SmartPipes, Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI), Digital Film Cloud Network, and GridNet.

Prior to founding companies, Ray was a senior executive at Oracle and Cisco Systems. He is a world renowned expert in the fields of cybersecurity, wireless communications, machine-machine internetworking, Internet protocols, and distributed policy-based control systems. 

GridNet is a market leading developer of advanced internetworking and vertical applications software for large-scale, mission-critical, secure, wireless machine-to-machine networks. It’s PolicyNet software platform provides the underlying core IoT M2M and Smart Grid application software and firmware components within its global software reseller partner’s products and services.

In addition to founding companies, Ray is an avid deep sea salmon fisherman.

Will Bell

Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Technology Officer / Chief Operating Officer, Will is responsible for development of the company’s suite of M2M/IoT software products. A proven leader with more than 20 years of internetworking, security, and software development experience, Will has focused the last 14 years of his career on developing advanced M2M/IoT and smart grid technologies.

Prior to joining Grid Net, Will held various software development leadership roles at Unisys, SmartPipes, Xerox Global Services, and Silver Spring Networks. Will’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of technology: from network and application security to identity management; to policy-based network management; to highly-scalable and highly-available distributed systems; to service-oriented architectures and systems integration; to embedded systems; to Internet routing, switching and quality of service protocols; to advanced metering and distribution automation. Will is also a leading expert in the design and deployment of 4G wireless and HAN networks. Will actively participates in M2M/IoT standards development in the IETF, IEC, NIST, 3GPP and oneM2M.

Will holds degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  When not building networks of machines, Will is an ardent rock and ice climber.

Scott Maroney

Vice President of Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Scott is responsible for all product development.  Scott has over ten years of experience in designing, building and leading the development and delivery of world-class Smart Grid and IoT/M2M products, and over twenty years of prior experience building semiconductor, hardware, and software products for wireless systems.

Prior to GridNet, Scott held leadership roles at several technology companies, including Texas Instruments, Radia Communications, Intel and Stanford Telecom.  Scott actively participates in many standards and industry organizations, including the IEEE, IEC, IETF, and oneM2M.

Scott holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Collin Breakstone

Vice President of Sales & Customer Solutions

As Vice President of Sales and Customer Solutions, Collin is responsible for developing and executing on the Company’s sales activities.  A proven leader with over 18 years global experience in device networking and energy, he brings deep industry expertise to the team. 

Prior to GridNet, Collin held executive sales leadership roles at Control4, Siemens, Agilewaves and Crestron among others.  Collin holds degrees from the University of Kansas in Political Science and International Business, and when not working he can be found on the water or the trail.