Scott has more than 18 years of experience designing, building and maintaining networks and managing IT departments for small and medium size organizations in the Puget Sound region. Prior to co-founding PacketDrivers, Scott worked for Data Base, Inc. as the first IT employee for that organization in 1990. In this capacity, he deployed the companies first Wide Area Network to six national locations. In his capacity with PacketDrivers, Scott has provided IT services to Puget Sound area companies such as Todd Shipyards, Columbia Resource Group, Jay Jacobs, Coast Real Estate Services and many others.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Seattle University. His education and management experience contribute to his business philosophy which focuses on the business needs of an organization first, and technology second. The long list of satisfied PacketDrivers customers is a testament to his approach. Scott believes that technology should be used as a tool to improve productivity and contribute to the bottom line. He believes strongly that technology should never be recommended for its own sake. His management style is strengthened by his belief that repeatable processes and procedures and respect for the needs of the end-user and management are the most important issues in meeting each organization's goals.
Jake has more than 10 years of experience in Network Administration. Prior to joining PacketDrivers in 2000, Jake graduated from the University of Washington with a Business Degree, concentrating in MIS and Marketing. In addition to technical certifications such as the Microsoft MCSE, Jake has also passed the Dale Carnegie program. This mix of technology, business and communications skills is applied towards daily operations for PacketDrivers clients.