Bio of Jonathan Brown
Jonathan D. Brown, President, is the leader of the JDB Consultants team. He brings four decades of expertise and experience in cutting-edge computer networking and e-Mail system design. Jonathan’s success has been built on his natural gift for helping clients find creative computer solutions to turn their ideas and business needs into practical reality.
Jonathan began his computer career as a Teacher’s Assistant at U.C. Riverside, helping students with their Unix OS, Pascal and Fortran lab assignments. Jonathan has written numerous technical reviews, guides and grants; he was first published at his second job (USDA) for development of a data collection system and scientific programming that reduced the turnaround time for data from source to final analysis from 2 months to 1 day.
He went on to develop network drivers and operating system anhancement in 8088 assembly code for Concurrent DOS and DPC/OS at ACE Computers.
He then completed his B.S. degree in Computer Science at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). While there, he setup CSUN’s 1st computer controlled robot and won a grant from Apple for work involving Robotics and Artificial Intelligence control systems. While at CSUN, Jonathan’s career took him to NASA. He worked for the next 10 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory doing Networks Systems Engineering and served on NASA’s e-Mail Design and Engineering Team.
Jonathan used his extensive experience at NASA to launch a career as an e-Mail consultant. He acquired a three month e-Mail design contract with Intel, followed by a staff position with Peloria (a small software design company). There he worked with large enterprises such as Warner Bros. and Avery Denison to design e-Mail systems for their entire organizations. While at Peloria Jonathan wrote for the Cobb Journal’s (Ziff-Davis) cc:Mail Insider on a monthly basis.
After a few years, he left Peloria to start an independent consultancy – JDB Consulting – working on e-Mail design in cc:Mail and Exchange Server for large organizations (500 or more users). Many of his early clients still use JDB Consultants for advise on systems design and implementation. JDB Consulting serviced Price Pfister, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, SV Seeds, JPL/NASA, Tishman International, JB Homes, Delta Dental and Disney. Plus many other small and medium companies.
JDB Consulting merged with Net Data Systems, Inc., where Jonathan Brown was a principal and Director of IT Support Services.
Jonathan left Net Data Systems in 2010 to form JDB Consultants, Inc. Jonathan decided to focus JDB Consultants, Inc. on the Small Business (under 250 employees) market.