Paul Nash, President
Paul has worked as an independent IT consultant for over 20 years. Paul has a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering. He was active in the development of the Internet in the late 1980s, and founded TICSA, southern Africa's first ISP (now UUnet Africa). Paul has been director of a firewall development start-up and has worked in satellite and wireless networking.
Paul's skills set includes extensive experience with Windows, Unix and Mac OS platforms, as well as telecommunications, networking, software development and VoIP.
With his combined business and technology background, Paul is ideally placed to help organizations to use existing and emerging technologies to increase revenues and productivity. Paul combines hands-on expertise with a detailed theoretical understanding of the underlying technologies. His superb knowledge and acute analysis of current and future technologies make him an invaluable strategic consultant. Paul is gifted at solving complex and abstract problems, a rare talent that is in high demand in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business and technology environments.
Linda Jacobson, General Manager
Linda has worked as project manager and mentor in the graduate veterinary program at Ondestepoort, South Africa, as well as in clinical veterinary practice. She has a PhD in veterinary medicine and has substantial publishing, writing, editing and analytical skills and experience. She brings her attention to detail, research methodology, project management and organizational skills to the back offices of Nash Networks.
ASSOCIATES AND SUBCONTRACTORS
Our associates and subcontractors all own and manage their own companies, and all have many years of consulting experience. They regularly subcontract and consult for Nash Networks, and consistently provide top quality technical expertise and client-centred service.
Jacques Lauzon, Owner, Radical J International
Jacques has worked in IT for almost 15 years, and has been an independent IT consultant since 1998. He has worked closely with Nash Networks since 2006. Jacques has an Honours degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo.
Before starting Radical J, Jacques maintained computer systems, trained staff and developed presentations for the Executive Development Centre and Executive MBA, Queen's University School of Business. He provides client training for a wide range of business software, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, photo editing software (Photoshop, PageMaker, etc), and accounting software (QuickBooks and Visual 2000).
Jacques offers extensive IT experience, entrepreneurial drive, a deep commitment to clients, superb problem-solving abilities and excellent people skills.
Richard Young, Owner, Networks-4-Tomorrow
Richard is a networking and security expert with twenty years of experience in the IT industry. He has in-depth knowledge of network infrastructure; security design and analysis; risk analysis; ISO 17799, CERT, auditing and security best practices; firewalls and security devices; Cisco firewalls, routers and switches and more. He is certified and experienced in project management.
Richard's experience is backed by an impressive slew of qualifications - BA in Math for Commerce and Computer Science, Novell Certified Network Engineer (CNE), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Richard has contracted for, among others, Bank of Montreal, Rogers Communications, the Thomson Corporation and Northrop Grumman. He has managed, supervised and mentored staff for various departments with multiple direct reports and thousands of end-users. He has outstanding analytical, troubleshooting and testing skills and methodologies; and an established record of creating detailed architecture, design, implementation and operational documents based on client requirements.
Noel Sutherland, IT Consultant
Noel has more than 5 years of experience in IT, including user support and troubleshooting, server support and management, networks, routers, VoIP, Exchange, BlackBerry and Active Directory, among other skills. Noel has a BSc in Computer Networking and Communications Management and is studying to complete his Cisco CCNA certification.
In addition to his technical expertise, Noel is an excellent problem-solver and stays very calm under pressure. He is an excellent communicator and very customer-focused, and will always go the extra mile for our clients.