Ed Etzel – Chairman
Ed was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University of Ohio and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science. After transferring to the west coast with the Formica Corporation as a Systems Analyst he attended Golden Gate University, San Francisco to acquire an MBA. He moved on to Hewlett Packard where he held several positions over a 17 year period; his last responsibility was a senior position as the North American Software Sales Manager. While at Hewlett Packard, Ed studied toward and received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Kennedy-Western University.
In January, 1996 Ed became Vice President of Indirect Sales for Intermec Technologies, an Everett, Washington corporation. Shortly thereafter, Ed was promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales and Service for all of Intermec Technologies excluding Intermec’s European subsidiary. While Ed was at Intermec sales grew from $340M to $800M through internal growth and 2 acquisitions. Ed attempted early retirement but it did not last long. He joined a startup, HireRight Corporation in Los Angeles (a high technology background screening company), growing sales to $29M in a little over 2 years. Ed currently is CEO of NetForce Global an International background Screening Company.
David MacKenzie is experienced in long term property management. He has earned a reputation for providing top tenant service and satisfaction resulting in above-average occupancy rates and tenant retention. He has a track record of reducing operation and labor costs; increasing rentable space; coordinating multiple projects and tasks; developing and effectively administering large budgets; and completing projects on time and within budget.
David is known for his skill at guiding fair negotiations with tenants, vendors and contractors, and for his understanding of HVAC technologies and construction. Starting out as a HVAC technician led David into building maintenance, which eventually led to facilities management and leasing consulting. David has been working in these fields for over 18 years.
Joe Vierra is responsible for the operational and asset based functions of DREAL and Belt Collins Design Group. With 40 years of experience in a variety of corporate roles, Mr. Vierra is also the President of Belt Collins Design Group and the Principal of Belt Collins Hawaii, Ltd. He has served as project engineer and project manager in the fields of resort infrastructure design development, highway and roadway design, engineering, airfield design, coastal engineering, water resource investigations, and property development for government and private industry. Mr. Vierra has managed and operated the companies’ investments in Washington and Hawaii for the past 25 years.
Paul Harris comes to NetRiver with more than 15 years experience in the computing and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining NetRiver, Paul had a diverse career ranging from leading the production group at Active Voice to being the lead system architect for Lucent Technologies messaging and response products. As a proof-of-concept project, Paul was a founder and managing partner for APConnections, a wireless broadband service provider in Colorado. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. His passion for technology makes him highly enthusiastic to be a part of the NetRiver team.
Adam Vierra is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts at NetRiver. As both a retail and design/build colocation provider, he is engaged in contract negotiation, design, engineering, project costing, and oversight of the various data center build criteria. Having a background in Finance (B.S.B.A.) and seven years as a real estate broker/analyst, he provides a working knowledge of the interplay between finance, real estate, and computing infrastructure. He also serves as the Vice President of the local AFCOM chapter.