Executive Director of ISC and President of DNSco
Jeff Osborn is Executive Director of Internet Systems Consortium and President of The DNS Company. Jeff brings 30 years of commercial Internet experience to ISC, from the early 1980’s with a DEC OEM of packet switches to the first commercial ISP, UUNET Technologies, in the 1990’s. At UUNET, Jeff ran Sales, Service and Installation from a half dozen employees to over a thousand. He is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with portfolio companies sold to Microsoft, Cisco and others.
More recently, Jeff has served in a series of leadership roles in open source software and hardware companies working in 3D printing and other CNC, notably MakerBot, Industries. He currently is an advisor and board member for several emerging startups in the field.
Jeff holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Senior Director of Software Engineering
Dr. Stephen Morris is the Senior Director of Software Engineering at ISC. He moved to ISC from Nominet where, as manager of their Advanced Projects Team, he project managed the introduction of DNSSEC into the top-level .uk domain. He has also been a co-chair of the IETF DNS Operations Working Group. Prior to entering the Internet industry, Stephen spent twenty years at Tessella, a scientific and technical computing consultancy.
While there he worked on and managed diverse software development projects, ranging from nuclear waste repository modelling software to a bank note design system.
Stephen obtained a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Astronomy, both from Imperial College, London.
Director of Operations
Jim Martin, Director of Operations at ISC, leads the team that operates F-Root, one of the largest DNS Root Server instances. He also leads the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) NOC team, building the networks that support the technical standards body for the Internet. Jim has co-authored several IETF standards in the areas of IPv6, IP Multicast, and Time. His previous professional roles include Lead Engineer for Interop, Research Scientist at Nortel, and IP Architect at Woven Systems.
Director of Communications and Senior Member of Technical Staff
Dr. Brian Reid is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Internet Systems Consortium, also serving as Director of Corporate Communications. His 4-decade career in the computer industry has included Lucent Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and other leading technology companies. His work has included various aspects of Apollo 17, NASDAQ, compiler design, programming languages, document representation languages, internetworking, fiber-to-the-home, DNS, and network administration. Always working as part of a team, he believes that team members should “never take credit, and always give credit”
Senior Employees at ISC