Tim Williams – CEO & Founder
Tim Williams founded Digital West in 1999 having identified the need for business hosting and Internet services in an expanding market. His customer focus and enthusiasm for the industry have built a culture at Digital West that supports customer success, the community and his team.
Prior to founding Digital West, Tim managed an Internet Service Provider in San Luis Obispo. It was in this role that he recognized the value the Central Coast holds with the 3 expanding Cable Landing Stations, all within reach, connecting the US with all of the Pacific Rim. Having grown to a staff of 34, Digital West offers Colocation, Cloud Services, and Metro Fiber via its 30 mile (and expanding) network.
He continues his community involvement with Board seats on the Cuesta College Foundation, Economic Vitality Corp, Transitions-Mental Health Association and the San Luis Pilot’s Association. Additional advisory groups include the Cal Poly School of Journalism and Cal Poly Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Previous Board positions include the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Rotary de Tolosa, 211 SLO Hotline, and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
Tim has a BS in Journalism from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, and has been a life-long technology enthusiast.
Jeff Buckingham – Chief Customer Officer
Jeff Buckingham is true believer in outstanding customer service and is passionate about both telecommunications and customers. Putting people first, he ensures that customers are happy with not only the services that his team provides but also in the manner with which they are treated. Jeff has spent his career cultivating a great team culture, solving customers’ problems, and growing the telecom business he loves.
Jeff started his career in 1983 at Call America and eventually became president of Call America. After taking some time off from telecommunications, Jeff co-founded a new Call America in 2001 and then Blue Rooster Telecom in 2009. Blue Rooster merged with Norcast Telecom Networks in 2014 to become one of the county’s largest local telecom companies; in 2017, the company grew even bigger merging with Digital West.
Jeff lives his commitment to the community and the industry through random acts of kindness and rich involvement with The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, The Cuesta College Foundation Board, The Community Foundation Board, The Farm Supply Company Board, The Farm Bureau Board, The Softec Board, and The Caltel Board (California Assoc. of Competitive Telecom Providers). Jeff and his wife, Joan, live off the grid on a ranch near Los Osos, sometimes with their two grown children, and always with an assortment of cows, dogs, cats, chickens and many wild creatures who he really believes are his extended family.
Michael Boyer – Chief Operating Officer
He served as the CEO of AdSmart, Inc., a digital advertising platform for the franchise industry, as well as the COO of ElementsLocal, Inc. which was acquired by Bridgeline Digital, Inc. in August of 2013. Michael has worked with many franchise companies, including UPS Stores, Sport Clips, Inc., Paul Davis, Jiffy Lube, Maaco, Glass Doctor, Floor Coverings International, Weed Man and Home Helpers.
As a self-described “jack of all trades,” Michael loves getting his hands dirty in many different things, from home remodeling projects to jogging/walking a “half” with his wife, to Saturday morning business discussions with friends, to adventurous hikes in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains.
Michael is committed to the community through involvement with The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo YMCA, Five Cities Diversity Coalition & St. Patrick School Board. Michael lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with his wife, Ashlea, and his son, Jack.
Sandra Davis – Chief Financial Officer
Sandra (Sandy) brings an extensive background in finance and operations for Digital West with over 28 years of experience. Sandy is primarily responsible for financial planning, strategic planning, financial reporting and analysis. Her role also includes human resources and risk management.
Prior to Digital West, Sandy served as the Vice President of Finance for a large health care Company where she focused on business development inclusive of an extensive array of mergers and acquisition that optimized the performance of the Company. Sandy also served as the Assistant Superintendent of Business for the Lucia Mar Unified School District overseeing all of the business functions, transportation, facilities and food services.
In addition, Sandy currently serves as an Executive Partner for California Polytechnic State University where she has provided lectures and mentors business students and staff related to true life business applications in finance.
Connect with Sandy on LinkedIn.
Meg McCall – Vice President of Marketing
Meg was brought on in 2013 to drive Digital West’s marketing strategies as the company expands globally. Previously, Meg served as Marketing Director from 2009 to 2012 at Mindbody, a SaaS business software management provider, where she contributed to the company’s phenomenal year-over-year growth.
Before relocating to the Central Coast, Meg was a “cheese head” living in Madison, Wisconsin, where she worked as a Senior Marketing Manager in the large IT division of UW-Madison (also her alma mater) from 2004 to 2009.
Meg has an MBA and is an avid writer. A wearer of many hats, she also runs her own company, Angle Oar, which manufactures a newly patented kayak paddle for people with upper body strength limitations. In her downtime, Meg loves to play soccer as much as her body will allow!
Connect with Meg on LinkedIn.
Dave White, Vice President of Sales
Dave White has held sales leadership roles in data center and networking technology. He served as Vice President Global Sales at Onpath Technologies, selling layer one networking and network optimization solutions, and contributed to the successful acquisition by NetScout. He served as Vice President, Branded Sales Americas at Avocent, after the acquisition of Cyclades Corp, a global provider of data center hardware, software and services with.? As Vice President of Sales for North America and Asia Pacific at Cyclades, he helped drive revenue growth from under $12 million to over $60 million within a three year period.
Dave was born in South Africa and studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He has been living and working in the US for many years.
Lisa Evins, Vice President of Finance
Lisa is a Senior Finance Executive and Strategic Leader with 25+ years of experience in global technology companies, namely, software (SAAS), networking and telecommunications industries. Lisa is primarily responsible for financial and strategic planning, financial reporting, human resources and risk management.
Prior to joining Digital West, Lisa was the CFO for Webscale Networks and Aryraka Networks where she managed Finance & Administration developing long-term economic models and securing funding. She is especially skilled at helping to build profitable businesses, establishing automated business processes and building world class teams. She loves sharing knowledge, learning new tricks and working with highly intelligent and people minded organizations. Lisa has worked with various technology companies, including SAP, Netro Corporation, Speedera Networks and Deloitte.
Lisa has volunteered in assisting small businesses become profitable, nonprofits involved in traditional folk music and rescuing and nurturing marine mammals. Her spare time is spent with her family, hiking, traveling, on the beach with her dog as well as attending music events with friends and family, cooking and gardening.