edgeback principal consultants
William L. Dougherty - President  
Bill is the President and founder of edgeback. In 2004, Bill assembled a team of technology experts to provide skilled IT consulting services to small and medium businesses. Bill has over 24 years of computing experience, focusing on information security, system design, and technology management. Bill holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security from Capella University. In addition, Bill has achieved numerous industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), National Security Agency CNSS-4011 Information Systems Security Professional, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Bill is currently Vice President Information Technology for RagingWire Data Centers, serving hundreds of mission critical customers including eBay, NetApp, and Hewlett-Packard. Previously, Bill ran technical operations for StubHub.com, an eBay company. Prior to joining StubHub, Bill was the Information Security Manager for for Copart, Inc., a $2B online auto auction company. Before that, Bill was the Vice President Operations for Stormwatch services, Inc., a managed services consulting firm, where he managed a 24x365 network operations center.

"Bill possesses a great talent for listening to issues and bringing back logical and useful solutions." - Craig Ruffolo, CIO, McKeany-Flavell, Inc.
Jerry Gilreath - Senior Consultant, Open Systems
Jerry is edgeback's foremost expert on systems design and management. Jerry has over 20 years experience designing, building and supporting highly available, highly secure, complex systems for leading e-commerce companies and the US Airforce. Jerry holds numerous certifications from Sun Microsystems, Veritas, Hitachi, and HP OpenView. Jerry specializes in integrating multi-vendor solutions including Unix, Linux, Windows, and IBM iSeries. Jerry is currently the Director of IT Engineering for RagingWire Data Centers. Previously, Jerry served as Director of Client Support services for DHAP Digital, a San Francisco based services company. Prior to that, Jerry was the Technical Services Manager for Copart, and the Vice President of Systems Services for Stormwatch Services, Inc.

"Jerry's exceptional technical knowledge of multiple operating systems make him an excellent asset to most engineering environments." - George Usi, CEO, Sacramento Technology Group