Working both sides of the desk has its advantages. Extensive experience both selling and purchasing technology solutions makes our perspective unique. Our diverse and comprehensive base of experience enhances the success we bring to our clients’ organizations.
Liquid’s leadership team is comprised of individuals with years of experience, working for leading organizations with unique requirements such as: 3dfx, AFC, AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Compaq, Frost National Bank, IBM, Live Person, MCI, Sequa, Sprint, US Army, US Air Force, Qwest, USAA and Verizon. Our staff is heavily certified on solutions from leaders such as Adtran, Cisco, CheckPoint, Extreme, Microsoft, RedHat and VMware. Our vendor certifications are complimented with a number of key industry-recognized practices and certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CHFI (Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator), PMP, ITIIL and Sixth Sigma.
Meet a few of our key leaders below.
Bruce Smith, COO
Bruce has held executive positions in the telecommunications and computer industries in North America and Europe for more than 30 years. From these many assignments, Bruce brings a wealth of sales, marketing and operations experience to his position at Liquid Networx.
Don Douglas, President and CEO
Don Douglas has used an extensive knowledge of Information Technology and Communications to assist companies in various industries around the world such as: IBM, AFCE (Popeyes, Church’s, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best), Sequa (diversified manufacturing, aerospace, chemical), Weil Gotshal & Manges (legal) and Boeing in a variety of capacities such as Programmer, Project Leader, Network Manager, Manager Enterprise Systems, and Director of IT. As President and CEO of Liquid Networx, Don’s technical background has helped to craft the company into a telecommunications lifecycle management organization with a vertical focus on IT compliance consulting and solutions. Liquid has helped more than 550 companies in the U.S. and abroad to simplify communications, reduce costs, increase productivity and raise security awareness.
Donald Anthony Douglas, CFO
Donald Douglas Sr. enjoys a rich and varied career which began in IT with USAA’s first computer, followed five years later by Frost National Bank’s first computer. Over the next 18 years, he oversaw Ops, Apps, Technical R&D, Tech Writing, Change Control, IT Contracts & Vendor Relations, Affiliate Eq. Leasing and Fed., St., External and Internal IT Audits while becoming knowledgeable in economics, insurance, and financial investigation. Don Sr. was licensed by the TB of Insurance and TEA and developed and taught college technology courses. He provided research and analysis consulting services to law firms on nearly 200 lawsuits while assisting partners and associates (including a former Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and present U.S. Senator John Cornyn) to effectively examine plaintiffs’ expert witnesses which led him to become licensed as a Texas investigations company manager. He served on the board of directors of a medical technology company that included Astronauts Deke Slayton, Rear Admiral Alan Shepard Jr. and Dr. George Kozmetsky, Dean of U.T. College of Business. Today, Don Sr. also works on a variety of special projects and assists with acquisitions at Liquid Networx in addition to his financial responsibilities as CFO.
Jenny Rogers, VP of Operations
Jenny Rogers comes to Liquid Networks with more than 18 years of telecommunications experience ranging from Product Marketing, Market Management, Finance, & Executive Management. Most recently she was with tw telecom and then Level 3. The diversity of her roles throughout her career has allowed her to gain expertise in the complete customer experience. Her focus at Liquid Networx will be in ensuring that the ordering, project management, provisioning, engineering, and maintenance teams continue to deliver exceptional service to all our customers.
Robert Short, VP Consulting
With more than 15 years in the IT and telecom fields, Robert has particular expertise in ITO & BPO solutions. Prior to joining Liquid Networx, he spent seven years with a major U.S. carrier where he designed special financial programs to meet the requirements of the global system integrator community. Robert brings a wealth of experience in leveraging partnerships to help clients identify and execute transactions that produce sizable financial results for their organization, business unit or department.
Travis Wood, VP
Travis Wood brings a unique perspective having worked in multiple roles for AT&T, Qwest and now Liquid Networx. Travis has an intimate knowledge of network performance, carrier pricing, SLAs, terms and conditions, contracting, technical requirements, managed services and RFP processes. He brings more than 10 years of telecom experience and the benefit of having analyzed and provided services to hundreds of satisfied customers.