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Dave Brewer

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.

Joseph Thurman

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.