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Our Story

Beam began as a response to our own frustrations with working remotely. Despite the variety of existing technologies like email, chat, and videoconferencing, we found that our remote team members felt isolated, things got lost in translation, and calling multiple meetings for daily work was disruptive.

Then it hit us: What if our distributed team could just be together? Collaboration would be so much easier, and our team would be much more efficient and culturally cohesive. We thought if we felt this pain, surely others were feeling it too. Inspired, we imagined what an effortless solution would look like, and set to work creating Beam.

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.

Founders


Scott Hassan

Scott Hassan

President / CEO

Bo Preising

Bo Preising

Chief Strategy & Product Officer, SVP Engineering

Scott Hassan

President / CEO

Scott Hassan created Suitable Technologies with the goal of redefining presence, by giving people the power to choose when and where to be present, regardless of geographic location. Prior to Suitable, Scott founded Willow Garage, combining his belief in open source technology and his passion for bringing robotics into everyday life.

Scott has been a driving force behind some of the most influential Internet companies and projects. He was the founder of eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and was the key software architect and developer of Google, Alexa Internet and the Stanford Digital Library. Scott invests in start-ups that aim to make fundamental quality of life improvements for citizens around the world.

Bo Preising

Chief Strategy & Product Officer, SVP Engineering

Bo Preising oversees all product development and operations at Suitable Technologies. Bo has more than 20 years experience helping to build and grow successful technology and life science businesses. He is responsible for setting and executing the company's product strategy. Previously, he was the COO of Curexo Technology Corporation, maker of one of the first robotic surgery systems also known as RoboDoc.

He was also the COO for Consumer Genetics and has held executive positions in sales, marketing, business and product development with Technology Ventures Corp., DataSweep, WorkCard, OUR Scientific International, LifeChart.com, and Accuray. Bo was a postdoctoral researcher in mechanical engineering at the University of California at Davis, where he also received his Ph.D. and M.S. in biomedical engineering. He received his B.S. in bioengineering from UC San Diego.