Almost 25 years ago, Don Britton had a vision – make technology simple. He turned that vision into a reality, by being one of the first pioneers in the cloud computing space. He successfully bootstrapped and grew his company, Network Alliance, into a global, award-winning technology and service organization. In December 2018 Don sold the company, fetching significantly higher multiples than traditional market norms in recognition of the excellent culture, systems, and organizational structure he and his team had developed.
Prior to selling, Don and his core team set up shop and developed what is now known as Cloud Computing. eCAP was Network Alliance’s answer to a better way of providing technology solutions for small businesses. Previously only available to companies with large budgets and staff, Network Alliance made it possible for small businesses worldwide to benefit from technology that was simple, reliable, and affordable--worry-free technology. Network Alliance received numerous awards for excellence, including the prestigious Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year, an honor presented by this premier international competition for excellence in business.
Prior to founding Network Alliance, Don was the Controller and Director of Operations for Mario Morino, technology innovator and leading venture philanthropist. As such, Don successfully managed the accounting and operational services, as well as developed and implemented managerial applications for use throughout the Morino Group, the Morino Institute and its affiliated partners. Don’s initial career after college began in Public Accounting with Beers & Cutler (acquired by Baker Tilly International).
Don believes strongly in giving back to the community and is involved with various non-profit organizations, including the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Eastern Ridge School.
In addition to his professional and community pursuits, Don has a passion for extreme sports including rock climbing, backpacking, snowboarding, scuba diving, and white-water kayaking. After trying kiteboarding in 1999, he knew he had found the perfect adrenaline rush. A self-taught enthusiast, it wasn’t long before he was spending weekends teaching kiteboarding in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Don continues to live part time at the beach often hosting and teaching friends and family to kiteboard.
When not at home in Virginia or the Outer Banks, Don enjoys exploring new places. Growing up in England, Greece, and Germany, Don developed a love for travel. To date, he has visited all 50 United States at least twice and is currently working through every continent with Australia, Antarctica and South America remaining. On one particular adventure, a 54-day road trip from Virginia to Alaska and back, Don spent time with a photography guide while backpacking and rafting through the glaciers. This experience fueled his interest in nature photography, inspiring his love for the great outdoors even more.
Don recently embarked on his greatest adventure to date with the expansion of his family. He and his wife enjoy introducing their two daughters to their many passions and the girls are already live music loving, wilderness exploring, beach babies.
“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is finding as many different reference points to emulate becoming a better dad.” Don …