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NetThunder was founded on the idea that you don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company to have great infrastructure. Our mission is to make cost efficient, optimized, and secure infrastructure easy to setup and manage.

Our Team

Parker Schmitt

CEO and Founder


Before founding NetThunder, Parker spent years developing expertise in the following areas: software development, operating systems, mathematical modeling, the Linux kernel, cryptography, and cyber security. The combination of these passions and frustration with the current market offerings led to his vision for NetThunder’s private cloud.

After graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Parker spent 2 years developing cryptography and red-team ops programs at Discover Financial Services. During this time, he became a regular presenter on cryptography, malware development, and operating system security at various information security conferences.

Sean Richardson

VP of Engineering


Sean Richardson joined NetThunder after leading teams in cyber product development at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. He has worked as a Penetration Tester and Network Operations Security Analyst.

Sean has a BS in Computer Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MS in Computer Science with an emphasis in Informatics from the University of Cincinnati. Before enrolling at Rose-Hulman, Sean served his country as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Neil Semmel

Director of Software Development


Neil joined NetThunder after several years in cyber product development at a major defense contractor. Neil is an expert developer with a background in Cyber Security, and over six years of Software Engineering and Development experience for both small and large companies.

Cameron Spry

Full Stack Software Engineer


Cameron joined NetThunder after excelling at supporting and troubleshooting with a VOIP telephony company. He also worked as a software engineering intern at Interactive Intelligence. His skills in finding a problem and fixing it are second to none, and is as agile and adept at learning new technologies.

Cameron has taken on software engineering and also manages and maintains NetThunder's IT infrastructure, as well as assists with product development and design.

Alex Lei

Director of Sales


Alex leads all sales efforts. Alex joined NetThunder after several years of experience in the technology industry featuring stints at ASUS, Supermicro and Quanta Cloud Technology. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to meet their hardware needs including: Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel and Ebay. Alex prides himself on his ability to listen to the needs of his clients and eliminate their pain points. Alex graduated with a B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis with a concentration on Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis.

Allen Gordon

Front-End Software Engineer


Allen is the lead front-end engineer for NetThunder, using his knowledge of React, Redux, and NodeJS design principles to build a UI and UX that seamlessly present the NetThunder API. His experience in full stack web development is integral to his work building the NetThunder framework.
Allen excels in overcoming the day to day challenges of writing code.

Andrew Morris

Software Engineer


Andrew joined NetThunder after working as a Information Security Analyst for a well known logistics company, prior to which he was a Technical Support Specialist for a VOIP telephony company. He has been acknowledged for his attention to detail when troubleshooting, in addition to excellent writing skills when creating documentation. His prior experience in these fields, as well as an enduring interest in software, programming, networks, and operating systems has brought him to NetThunder to apply his skills to software engineering.