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BCD Founder and CEO Jeff Burgess retires

BCD Founder and CEO Jeff Burgess retires Burgess will transition to chairman of the board and will be on the hiring committee to choose his successor

BCD Founder and CEO Jeff Burgess retires

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Jeff Burgess, founder and CEO of IP video data infrastructure solutions provider BCD, has announced his retirement, effective July 21, 2023.

According to a press release issued by the company he founded in 1999, Burgess will transition from CEO into the role of chairman of the board, “ensuring BCD continues to be a mainstay within the industry.” BCD’s day-to-day operations will be handled by its executive team throughout the duration of the transition, the company noted.

BCDBCD is “currently on schedule for naming Burgess’ successor,” in which he is part of the hiring committee, the company stated.

Burgess founded BCD in 1999 as an IT-centric reseller and navigated the company through various pivots and business changes, the biggest taking place in 2008 when BCD shifted its focus to the physical security and video market. Under his tutelage, BCD scaled from market entrance to supporting more than 190,000 recording appliances, storing data for 4 million cameras, and in over 90 countries.

“With over two decades dedicated to BCD, Jeff has been successful in making the company a cornerstone within the industry,” the company noted.

In his retirement announcement, Burgess noted that it was the right time for him to move on from the company he founded nearly 25 years ago.

“After 44 years in the computer industry, it’s time to move on to the next chapter of my life. The BCD brand is as strong as ever, and the time is right,” he said. “My entrepreneurial spirit has brought both substantial accomplishments as well as some bumps and bruises along the way. I survived.”

He continued, “BCD has always been an innovative musical score, and I was merely the conductor of the orchestra waiving the baton in front of a company of world-class musicians. Therefore, business as usual will continue at BCD. I say that not as the retiring CEO, rather as the chairman of the board of directors and majority stockholder. We have extraordinary talent filling that orchestra pit!”

Burgess concluded by saying, “Thank you to all of those I met during this incredible journey, many of whom I consider friends - customers, vendors, my team members - and all who have had a hand in making BCD, well, BCD!”








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