History and Background
Richard S. Linton founded The Linton Group in 2001.
By leveraging 19 years of systems administration,
consultation, design, and implementation, The Linton Group
has evolved into a Network Solutions firm that is focused
on providing network services to their customers without
the overhead that characterized the 'traditional'
consulting firms of the Internet era.
Prior to founding The Linton Group, Mr. Linton served as
Senior Systems Administrator with Incyte Genomics, where
he was responsible for designing, implementing &
maintaining a robust, high-availability cluster serving
the needs of hundreds of gene sequencing machines, which
uploaded data continuously day and night.
Mr. Linton's expertise with these systems resulted in a
network that ran 24x7, 365 days a year, with no downtime
and no data loss.
Prior to Incyte, Mr. Linton was Unix Systems Consultant
and Lead Systems Administrator for both DHL Airways and
DHL Systems, responsible for a wide variety of network
systems projects. Mr. Linton played a significant role
in designing, implementing & maintaining network
practices & procedures in the conversion from x.25
to a Frame Relay Network between the U.S. offices of
This network of 3 core connectivity sites, 12 major
shipping hubs and 10 to 15 remote sites per hub, once
up & running, allowed DHL to implement all standard
network & application services needed and, over time,
greatly increased shipping speed and efficiency to the
His early career included an IS management position with
Teknekron Communications Systems, software engineering
projects for both Teredyne-Zehntel Systems and Hughes
Aircraft Company, systems consultant work for MAL
Associates and software design projects for Tomorrow
Unlimited & Hughes Santa Barbara Research Center.
Mr. Linton is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara.