Our Management Team
Thomas J. Westbrook, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tom had the initial vision that has become , Ltd. Growing up in the Wood Products Industry, Tom has more than twenty years of operational management and marketing experience, serving as the owner and Chief Executive Officer of three separate lumber manufacturing companies. He also spent six years as a sole practicing attorney, primarily handling business and real estate related cases. Tom has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University, College of Law. Drawing on this background, Tom created the Company Business Plan and has been the driving force in the design of the patent pending CBOS®.
Joseph S. Williams, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Joe brings extensive business experience from a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. He currently is the owner and President of The Williams Group, LLC, a private investment company, where he manages an equity portfolio, provides financing for emerging companies and manages various real estate holdings. In addition, Joe is the President of Yelm Prairie Development Company, where he manages a diverse group of real estate holdings, and is the Chief Operating Officer of the Prairie Hotel. Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Laird Norton Trust Company, as well as holding a similar position on the Boards of various other companies and nonprofit organizations.
Claudia J. Westbrook, Director of Marketing
Claudia developed her twenty plus years of administrative and marketing experience while working with two different wood products companies in the Puget Sound area; McFarland Cascade Corporation and Black Hills Cattle & Timber Co. She also has six years experience as a legal assistant. In addition to her role as Director of Marketing, Claudia heads up the human resources and office management efforts for the Company.
Lourens van Dyk, Information Technology (IT) Manager
Lourens' technical expertise is particularly well suited to the mission of our company. The combination of database administration, network implementation and management, coupled with data and network security allow the ability to deliver our Subscribers the level of systems functionality and security they require. Lourens was most recently employed as an IT Manager at Neptune Technologies in San Jose, California, a company that specializes in eBusiness systems development and integration. In addition to his management experience, Lourens' specific technical areas of expertise are in systems architecture; virtual private network (VPN) architecture, security and implementation; database administration, configuration and optimization; data modeling, normalization, and relationships; and, creating indexes, stored procedures and triggers for MS SQL Server and Oracle database applications. Lourens holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria, South Africa. Lourens has been running the IT Department for since April 2001.
Our Development and Support Team
Our in-house development team is a blend of employees, consultants, and strategic partners. This group is comprised of highly motivated and talented individuals possessing an extensive collective experience in the following areas:
- eBusiness Systems Analysis
- Systems Integration
- Database Administration
- Systems Architecture
- Project Management
- Web Site Design and Development
- Web Site Administration
- Software Development and Implementation
- Customer Service
- Quality Assurance
Pulling from their experiences at companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Westin Hotels, Real Networks, Boeing, Arcus Data Security, and others, our team has designed and developed an Internet based collaborative business operating system (CBOS®) that is unparalleled.