After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BSEE of Biomedical Engineering, Robert Madonna explored engineering and sciences until 1988, when he founded Excel Switching Corporation.
Spurred by de-regulation in the telecommunications industry, Excel introduced an open-based switching platform that enabled rapid deployment of new features. Excel became a leading provider of open programmable switches, leading to a successful IPO in 1997. Two years later, Excel was purchased by Lucent Technologies for $1.7B.
Madonna founded Savant Systems LLC in 2005, changing the smart home marketplace with a revolutionary configuration software solution called RacePoint Blueprint™. Delivering vastly superior efficiency and scalability, Savant is sold globally through qualified integrators and specialty retailers.
Most recently, Madonna founded RacePoint Energy, a new venture specializing in groundbreaking alternative energy solutions.