Team

 

Matt Spathas

Matt Spathas

CEO

Matt is a co-founder of Bandwidth Now. Over his career Matt has acquired, managed or facilitated in excess of $2 billion of real estate transactions.  He is passionate about creating next generation workplaces and living communities, Matt journeyed to seek out next generation real estate and best practices, touring 38 buildings in 5 countries and 12 cities. This tour also included visiting two K thru 12 international schools, the Western Academy of Beijing and Concordia International School of Shanghai.

Matt has participated on several “next gen” real estate thought leadership panels throughout the US including Realcomm, UNC Charlotte, Cisco, and Intel.  Bandwidth Now’s leading edge next generation buildings  have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Cisco’s IQ Magazine and Fast Company Magazine.

Also passionate about public education, Matt was an early stage board member and serves as current Board Chair of e3 Civic High, a new public charter high school serving students from low socio economic areas.  e3 Civic High is located in the new downtown San Diego Public Library.  This urban mixed use project is believed to be the first of its kind in the US – a school inside of a public library building.

Matt has served on the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education (SOLES) Advisory Board, is a past President of Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego and Point Loma Cluster Schools Foundation.  In 2002 Matt was named Big Brothers Man of the Year.

Matt is a graduate of Oregon State University, Class of 1980 and received an award at the College of Business 100th year anniversary of Innovative Global Leaders which honored 100 graduates. In 2015 Matt received Oregon State College of Business with the Distinguished Service Award.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Co-Founder

Steve is a co-founder of Bandwidth Now.  Steve was formerly a partner with Trammell Crow Company, where he was responsible for the San Diego division. Prior to that, he was an investment salesman for Coldwell Banker in their Santa Ana office. Steve began his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Young and Co. in San Francisco.

He is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and CONNECT. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Southern California Leadership Council along with Former Governor, Pete Wilson. He has previously served as Chair of LEAD San Diego. He has also previously served on the boards of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, the Burnham Institute and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Jeff Vu

Jeff Vu

Chief of Engineering & Innovation

Jeff is is responsible the the designing and managing IT infrastructure that transforms buildings using using Bandwidth Now’s Building Optical Network (BON) and open design architecture. Day to day responsibilities include the operation, coordinating, managing the various IT/Infrastructure functions.  Jeff provides leadership for all clients and the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment.

In 1999 Jeff worked with Intel, Cisco and Corning to develop and pilot one of the first “smart buildings in the US. As a result of this collaboration, Bandwidth Now was nominated by Intel for the Computerworld Honors Program’s 21st Century Achievement Award.

Prior to joining Bandwidth Now Jeff served as the IT Manager for IPIVOT, a start-up specializing in SSL/XML accelerations. He built the network foundation from the ground up consisting of Cisco infrastructure and Dell servers running Microsoft Windows NT and Exchange v5.5. IPIVOT was later sold to Intel Corporation in the mid 1999.

Jeff then became IT Director of Intel Corporation NED (Networking Equipment Division), managed complex network systems (over 600+ nodes) along with Checkpoint Firewall NG to keep unauthorized access away from Intel property. This included oversight missions critical servers accessed by over 450 engineers in the Research and Development team.

Dave West

Dave West

Director of Engineering & Innovations

Dave is responsible designing IT infrastructure that transforms buildings using using Bandwidth Now’s Building Optical Network (BON) and open design architecture.. In 1999, worked with Intel, Cisco and Corning to develop and pilot one of the first “smart buildings in the US.  As a result of this collaboration, Bandwidth Now was nominated by Intel for the Computerworld Honors Program’s 21st Century Achievement Award.

Dave is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

Dave served in the United States Navy for 10 years as an Electronic Engineer and Information Technology Specialist.

On his free time, he is passionate about flying and recently became a licensed pilot.