John Rickard, President and Founder
John Rickard the President and Founder of WAN Concepts brings 18 years of business management experience in the use of information technology to streamline the business process. John is also the CEO of NetConnect, founded in 1991, Net Connect a full-service Wide Area Network design, implementation and support company that also offers application design and development for Clients in the education, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution and government industries. Working closely with his customers he has saved them both money and time by implementing networking technologies that allow for major cost savings through installation of data communications links that allow voice and video transmission over data lines for communicating with overseas manufacturing plants, by developing commission sales applications, prospect tracking programs and other software applications that have been implemented worldwide.

Prior to NetConnect, as Director of Sales for DCC, Inc., a computing technologies sales company, he increased sales and profits by developing and implementing a corporate sales force. From 1986 to 1988 he was the Chief Financial Officer of Velonex, a manufacturer of digital panel meters and transient power generators where he implemented their first computerized Job Cost / ERP tracking system.

Brian Stansberry, Vice President, COO
Brian brings more than 15 years' experience in IT and finance to WAN Concepts, with special expertise in web application development, financial systems and ERP systems. Before joining with John Rickard to found WAN Concepts, Brian was the software development Project Manager at NetConnect, Inc. Earlier, he enjoyed a successful term as Corporate Controller for semiconductor manufacturer QT Optoelectronics, Inc., with responsibility for accounting, planning and budgeting, internal controls and MIS. Brian has an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. from Michigan State University, where he focused on International Business. Brian has a real passion for China (and his Chinese fiancee, Sandy), and makes a point of going there at least annually. When taking a break from his computer, Brian enjoys hiking in the California mountains. An avid reader, he devours various business, financial, and fiction books, in addition to a weekly assortment of periodicals and newspapers.