Director Profile - Andrew Pounder
A dedicated all-rounder, who is not afraid to knuckle down and get his hands dirty. Not easily flustered in a crisis, very good at troubleshooting and resolving technical issues, able to effectively communicate with people at all levels from engineers to vice-presidents.
Incorporated Engineer, Member of British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional.
Andrew is also a member of the North East Chamber Of Commerce.
Past experience has been heavily in the ISP sector, but began in the Systems Department of Cummins Engine Co. after finishing college (Computer Science at Teesside Polytechnic):
- UUNet (joined whilst it was still known in the UK as Unipalm Pipex), and worked as a senior provisioning engineer to connect business clients to the Internet and project manage all aspects of their Internet requirements, offering technical support and interactive troubleshooting where necessary.
- Level3 Communications (UK) - Integral part of the UK project development and implementation teams that created their standard Internet services; Dedicated Internet Access (leased line connections) and Colocation (cabinet hosted connectivity in-gateway).
- Dexterus Limited - Senior IP Engineer for this startup ASP.
Designed and implemented the
resilient backbone routing infrastructure (OSPF), in addition to configuration
and responsibility for ISP connectivity to Level3 and LoNAP members using
BGP. Heavily involved in the topology and network design of service offerings
- November 2001 to present - Wanwise Limited, strategic ICT consultancy, providing IT services to SME's in the North East of England.