Doug Brent, based in the Silicon Valley, U.S.A., is currently consulting with several organizations.
Prior to this work, Mr. Brent was Chief Operating Officer at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
This role was both operational and integrally involved in the support of global Internet policy making. Mr. Brent played an executive leadership role for the definition and delivery of the root DNSSEC project and the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names, two globally significant projects. Further, he was recognized as establishing processes and metrics that resulted in improved operational performance and transparency at the same time that the organization doubled in size to about U.S.$63 Million.
Mr. Brent has a twenty-five year record of management and leadership in high technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Prior to his role at ICANN, Mr. Brent was CEO of Packet Design Inc., an innovator of network routing and traffic analysis solutions.
He led Packet Design from its inception through commercial deployment of its products in some of the largest carrier and enterprise networks in the world.
Before Packet Design, Mr. Brent was vice president of engineering at Andes Networks, and vice president of engineering at Whistle Communications. When IBM acquired Whistle, he joined IBM as general manager for small business services, Global Small Business Division.
Mr. Brent has also held executive and engineering management positions at Taligent (an Apple/IBM/HP joint venture) and Apple Computer. He has a B.A. from University of California at Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Doug Brent is a Senior Consultant for GSEC in some research projects.