A Young Entrepreneur Who Solves Problems

Francis Adanza '05 came to Menlo College with a “can do” attitude. Friendly and sharp, he emerged quickly as a campus leader, eventually serving as student body president.

Francis pursues a variety of interests, which he calls “continuous education.” He is a self-taught gourmet chef and wine enthusiast. Francis has the eye of an entrepreneur; he observes, analyzes and fills the need with a creative solution. He asks the basic question, “What is the problem you are trying to solve?” As VP of Marketing & Alliances for eMOBUS, Francis helps organizations solve their cellular management problems.

eMOBUS integrates cellular billing information, policy enforcement, order management and daily service requests all through one centralized system. The service offers numerous benefits to organizations: lowered monthly carrier billing costs, reduced overhead, policy enforcement, automated cost allocation, customized reporting, and help-desk support. The eMOBUS Software-as-a-Service approach allows clients to offload their cellular challenges so they can continue to focus on their core competencies.

Focusing on Details

According to Francis, “The challenge lies in managing change in cellular plans, pricing, devices, usage, and users.” eMOBUS offers an effective combination of service, well-defined business processes, technology and human expertise that result in documented savings and demonstrable value.

“Basically, we help organizations manage their mobility smarter,” says Francis, smiling as he always does. “What is the problem you are trying to solve?” is a question the eMOBUS team asks each day as the company wrestles with internal challenges. In conversation, his demeanor is gracious and attentive as he explains how the business model evolved over the last three years. Today, eMOBUS is a leading provider of mobility management serving industry leaders such as Netsuite, Johnny Rockets, 99 Ranch Markets, and TRC Companies.

Francis is an active participant in the Menlo Community, speaking at alumni events (including, most recently, Speed Networking), helping students with their resumes, and assisting with various student-run clubs.