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Our Story is Straightforward

We knew communicating across distances had to be better.

Despite all the existing technologies in 2011 — email, chat, and videoconferencing — working remotely was frustrating us on so many levels. Team members across the country felt isolated. Things got lost in translation. Calling multiple meetings to get daily work done was a drain on time. We thought if we felt this pain, surely others were feeling it too.

Inspired to find a better way, we imagined what an effortless solution would look like, and set to work creating Beam. Communicating across distances would need to be easy, fast and secure. Connecting remotely would have to feel natural, seamless, and human. Working together while physically apart would need to help our teams be more efficient and more cohesive as a company culture.

Our instincts proved to be true. As soon as the first Beams drove out of their docking stations, people found the benefits we’d imagined plus many more — saving money; achieving sustainability goals; and perhaps best of all, finding more time for friends and family.

The Beam Founders


Scott HassanPresident / CEO

Scott Hassan

President / CEO
As CEO, Scott is motivated by a desire to improve everyone’s quality of life. He created Beam to make communicating, collaborating and connecting across distance more human and real – a transformative idea in 2011 and one that continues to drive business growth today. Before Suitable Technologies, Scott founded Willow Garage, combining his belief in open source technology with a passion for making robotics use more commonplace. He founded eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and was the key software architect and developer of Google, Alexa Internet and the Stanford Digital Library.
Bo PreisingChief Strategy & Product Officer, SVP Engineering

Bo Preising

Chief Strategy & Product Officer, SVP Engineering
Bo loves building successful technology and life science businesses. As Chief Strategy & Product Officer and SVP of Engineering, he leads all the company's product development, strategy and operations with an eye toward integrating tech advancements for a more intuitive human experience. Prior, Bo was the COO for Consumer Genetics; COO of Curexo Technology Corporation, maker of one of the first robotic surgery systems known as RoboDoc; and held executive positions in sales, marketing, business and product development with Technology Ventures Corp., DataSweep, WorkCard, OUR Scientific International, LifeChart.com, and Accuray.

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