2nd Watch Founding Partner, Brett Turner, Returns to Organization as Chief
Cloud Migration Experts Tap Seasoned Industry Executive to Drive
Corporate Strategy and Fiscal Development
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 -- 2nd Watch, Inc., a
global systems integrator, and software and deployment firm focused
on IT operations, today announced the appointment of Brett Turner as
the company's chief financial officer. Turner helped launch 2nd Watch
in October 2010, and has served as a strategic advisor and director
of the company since inception. Turner transitions into the new role
as chief financial officer to spearhead corporate strategy and
development while supporting the company's accelerating growth.
"We're thrilled to have Brett joining us on a day-to-day basis, in a
hands-on capacity," stated Kris Bliesner, 2nd Watch co-founder and
CEO. "Brett has been a key member of our board of directors since day
one and has provided invaluable council on company direction and
management; he will now be in a position to further shape the
direction of our company, and we welcome his leadership."
Turner is an experienced executive with more than 18 years'
experience in executive and management positions with high-growth
technology companies. Turner has honed his ability to manage
corporate strategy and development, along with a track record of
successes contributing significantly to fast-growth start-ups like
Demand Energy, World Wide Packets and 2nd Watch.
"It's an exciting time to get more deeply engaged with the 2nd Watch
team," commented Brett Turner, founding partner and chief financial
officer at 2nd Watch. "The company is extremely well positioned to
emerge as a leader for the enterprise IT migration to the cloud,
particularly in how proficient it has become in leveraging AWS for
Most recently Turner was co-founder, chief operating officer and
chief financial officer of Demand Energy, a pioneer and leader in
distributed energy storage systems. Demand Energy is one of the first
companies in the world to deploy and manage a utility-grade,
end-to-end solution for commercial end-use customers that stores and
generates electricity at a megawatt scale. The company's software
platform resides in the cloud and leverages Amazon Web Services
(AWS), an industry first for managing and controlling distributed
generation infrastructure. Turner led the company from inception
through product design and commercialization to early market adoption
with customers while raising nearly $20 million in equity, debt and
Prior to Demand Energy, Turner served as vice president of finance at
World Wide Packets (WWP), an Ethernet switch vendor to AT&T, Comcast,
CenturyLink and Clearwire, where he was responsible for raising more
than $60 million in equity and debt financing. Turner understands the
organizational requirements to support rapid scaling, as his team
successfully supported revenue growth from $13 million to $35 million
in the 12 months leading up to the sale of the company for more than
$300 million to Ciena in March 2008.
Turner has also served at Amazon.com, Teledesic, and theglobe.com.
Turner received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Seattle
Pacific University and began his career as a CPA with Deloitte.
About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch, Inc. is a global system integrator,
software and deployment firm focused on IT operations that make the
cloud work for businesses. 2nd Watch provides IT cloud products and
services including 2W Insight and 2W SharePoint with guaranteed 99.99
percent end-to-end uptime for enterprise applications. The company
offers more security than a Tier 3 data center and measures IT
efficiency by the hour. Unlike solutions that expand overhead, are
less reliable or may result in business outage, 2nd Watch leverages
software, enterprise experience and partnerships to guarantee secure
and reliable public cloud migration and management for more than 100
customers including Red Lion Hotels, Coldwell Banker, Demand Energy
and Ecolite. 2nd Watch is an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting
Partner and Microsoft Cloud Champion and Cloud Accelerate partner.
Based in Seattle, the company is backed by Madrona Venture Group,
Bighorn Ventures, IT Lifeline, and Spokane Angel Alliance. For more
information, try the TCO Calculator at tco.2ndwatch.com, email
email@example.com, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 1-888-317-7920.
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