Founder and CEO
Dave Brewer is the founder and CEO of BC Networks, and brings a wealth of over twenty years of experience managing small and large-scale high-performance IT systems. He is personally involved in all facets of customer interaction including professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support.
Previously, Mr. Brewer was one of the founding members of iBEAM Broadcasting (NAS:IBEM), as VP of Operations, Dave was responsible for Operations, Network Operations/Security, Facilities & Customer Service. His technical leadership pioneered the development of the first CDN (Content Deliver Network) to distributed Streaming Media content via Satellite to ISP's located at the edge of the internet.
During this time he directed the planning and deployment of a world-class ATM network backbone from its initial architecture to go live broadcast production globally. He oversaw the deployment of the $100m distributed nationwide network and $5m network operations center with distributed locations in 11 data centers, and over 150 ISP POP's nationwide.
Prior to iBEAM, Mr. Brewer established Brewer Consulting in 1989 as a network consulting practice focused on the implementation, development and deployment of next generation networks leveraging technology, which included the deployment and support of over 4000 nodes with over 200 clients. It was during this time that he developed the vision for pioneering BC Networks advanced Managed Services Platform.
VP of Operations
Joseph Thurman is the VP of Operations at BC Networks. He formally joined the firm in November of 2000 after working with BCN, as both a client and as a consultant, since the early 1990's. His responsibilities include managing the Helpdesk, Network Operations Center (NOC), and Customer Service.
Prior to BC Networks, Mr. Thurman was Sr. Director of Network Operations at iBEAM Broadcasting (NAS:IBEM). There he led the strategic direction and oversaw the construction of its NOC, terrestrial and satellite data networks and distributed data centers.
He was responsible for a staff of 70 engineers and for coordinating research, planning and implementation of all facets of network operations. This included technology architecture, capacity planning, digital hierarchy, data transport, switching, physical and logical layers, facility requirements and maintenance, collocation standards, security, network management systems, backup, forecasting, budgeting, and network documentation.
Mr. Thurman brings to BC Networks a wealth of knowledge gained from over two decades of experience in corporate IT Management and Network Architecture. He has worked with some of Silicon Valley's best, including Teledyne MEC, Ultratech Stepper, InfoWorld Media Group and iBEAM Broadcasting. Additionally, Corporate and Educational Campus and Data Center construction projects with DPR, Gilbane and South Bay Construction. Mr. Thurman completed undergraduate requirements in Business Administration at the University of Washington, and has industry certifications from Microsoft, Novell, HP-Compaq, 3COM and APICS.
Paul Harrington is the Network Architect at BC Networks, joining the firm in October of 2004. He has spearheaded network architecture development, new technology adoption, is responsible for product and vendor management and is responsible for inside sales activities.
Prior to BC Networks, Mr. Harrington was Director of Marketing at 3UP Systems, a pioneer in blade server technology. Mr. Harrington led all marketing efforts, including technical product definition, of a market leading blade OEM platform co-developed with Inventec. He initiated and developed the product market definition, and technical marketing specifications under the OEM partnership. Inventec today is a world leading blade server OEM/ODM with customers from the Fortune 500, including Hewlett-Packard.
Mr. Harrington was previously the Executive Director of Network Architecture and Planning at iBEAM. There he played a principal role in the strategic development of their $100m global network infrastructure. This infrastructure stretched out to over 160 network locations worldwide, connected by satellite, and augmented with an MPLS-tiered network for their proprietary global Streaming Media Network (SMN). He led the Network and Strategic Architecture Group in the design, development and deployment of a national ATM/MPLS network, meeting strict production commitments. His group recruited and built a technical team composed of Satellite Engineers, Telco Analysts, Network Engineers and Provisioning Analysts. He oversaw the management of two groups, Network Architecture & Planning and Provisioning, as well as eight key vendors: Cisco, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, Skystream, Exodus, UUNet, Equinix and AboveNet. He initiated and developed strategic alliances that added tangible value to the company..