Brian Matthews is a Founder of River City Internet Group (www.rcig.net). River City Internet Group is an Internet holding company that focuses on software, Internet access, and hosting products.
Brian is a serial entrepreneur having founded and assisted in the sale of the following technology companies: Primary Network to Mpower Communications (MPWR) in 2000, Primary Webworks to Perficient (PRFT) in 2001, CDM Fantasy Sports to Liberty Media (LCAPA) in 2006, and IntraISP to Clearwire Communications (CLWR) in 2007.
In 1997, Brian was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the publication's "40" Under "40" business persons. In 1999, Brian and Primary Network received the award as #1 Fastest Growing Technology Company in St. Louis and was named #22 on Deloitte & Touche's Inc. Nationwide Fast 500. In 2000, he was recognized as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young and "100 Business People Leading Us Into the New Millennium" by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Brian has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Steve Szachta is Chief Operating Officer of Hostirian. Steve brings years of enterprise Web hosting experience to River City Internet Group. Steve has been with Hostirian since its inception in 2001 and led its growth into profitability. He previously served as a Web Hosting Regional Subject Matter Expert (RSME) for PSINet. He served as the Director of Web Hosting for Primary Network from 1997 through 1999. Steve also taught high school Computer Programming for 23 years. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University and attended graduate school at Liberty University.
Ken Cox is VP of Operations for Hostirian. Ken brings 13 years of Web Hosting/IT experience to Hostirian. Ken joined the Primary Network team in 1999 and currently heads the Operations of Hostirain.com. In addition to Hostirian, Ken is the founder and President of Cox, Davis and Simpson LLC. CD&S has a portfolio of Internet real estate focusing on community based websites such as www.Litup.com.