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The Internet has become an essential medium for communicating with your clients, your market, and even your co-workers. It is a powerful marketing and sales tool, a key channel for entertainment and media distribution, and a new way to socialize and communicate with friends and family.

Base 16 is a numbering system that computers use. It is also called hexadecimal or just hex. It is a convenient way for programmers to represent computer data when they don't want to look at tons of 1's and 0's.

Do you need to know this? No.

You know what you want to do. We know how to make it happen.

Who We Are

  • Ryan A. Brown                         (Curriculum Vitae: PDF or HTML or ASCII)
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara.

    Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon and the ACM, and won awards for undergraduate research and teaching. Continuing at Johns Hopkins, he received a Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins in May of 2002.

    After completing his Computer Science studies, Ryan went on to earn a Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude in December of 2006 from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.

    Ryan spent four years leading technology development as the Chief Technology Officer of Roanoke Technology Corp. of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. In June of 2003, Ryan, together with Benjamin, founded Base 16 Consulting, Inc. to further develop their technical and business interests.

    In addition to serving as President and Chief Technology Officer at Base 16 Consulting, Inc., Ryan provides legal services to small business and individuals through his law firm, Ryan A. Brown, PLLC.

  • Jacob King
    Software Engineer

    Jacob King is an expert in embedded systems and has worked both in the USA and Germany on highly efficient systems. Jacob earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin (UT) and spent a year at the Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany.

    In addition to his Electrical Engineering and Software Development work, Jacob has conducted trainings for clients from around the world. Jacob is also a security fanatic with extensive PGP/GPG experience on a variety of operating systems.

  • Trevor Gauntlett
    Web/UI Software Developer

    Trevor Gauntlett received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management and Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from The University of California at Santa Cruz.

    He began working with Nokia as a Java Developer on their VPN solution and Silicon Graphics working on their Oracle migration. Since high school he has developed web sites, and now is proficient in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Flash Animation, and graphics. Apart from application development he primarily focuses on integration between back-end systems and the user experience.

    Additionally, Trevor enjoys finance, and tracking social trends and developments from a macro perspective. Austrian economics heavily influences how he views world economies. When not programming you may find him snowboarding, welding, cooking, or playing dodgeball.

Our Partners

  • Liz Manicatide
  • We are proud to partner with Liz Manicatide, a designer and user interface expert with over 10 years experience in the software industry. To see her portfolio and learn more about her company, Emphasis Creative, visit her web site -

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