About

Solving complex
Internet problems, simply

We exist to provide peace of mind to people who rely on the Internet

Bigleaf Networks improves Cloud connectivity and Internet performance. We are a team of telecom and network software professionals who built our Cloud-first SD-WAN service based on the natural architecture of leaves. We are dedicated to providing a better Internet experience with simple implementation, friendly support, and powerful technology. Founded in 2012, Bigleaf Networks is investor-backed, offering service across North America. 

OUR ORIGIN STORY

Inspired by a leaf's natural architecture

After years of providing backup Internet service at a local ISP, Bigleaf’s founder Joel Mulkey was inspired to fix the mess that outdated network technology was causing for businesses that wanted to integrate redundant internet connections. Even customers who suffered from outages and performance issues would often refuse to integrate a second circuit because it was so hard to do successfully with existing network technology.

Convinced that there had to be a better solution, Joel looked to the redundant structure of a leaf’s veins as a model in nature of how to develop a redundant network architecture. This intention to make technology feel as natural as possible has been maintained throughout the development of Bigleaf, from building an easy-to-use interface, to having software that fails over gracefully.

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“I want Bigleaf to be about our people—our customers who are people, and our partners who are people—and making their lives better. That’s what should create value in the company. Rather than trying to intimidate with technology, Bigleaf is meant to be approachable.”

Joel Mulkey, CEO

What makes us Bigleaf

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BASIC VALUES

What we expect

Fundamental to the makeup of every employee at Bigleaf are integrity, respect, compassion, adaptability, and reliability. These character qualities are a must-have for every new hire, as they influence how we conduct ourselves both individually and as a business. 

CORE VALUES

What makes us different

Whether working with a customer or interacting with one another around the office, Bigleaf’s core values for conduct are heartfelt service, positive attitude, transparency, and focus. At the core, we’re here at Bigleaf to try to develop  technology that will help people, and these values help us maintain that intention.

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ASPIRATIONAL VALUES

What we aspire to

Bigleaf exists because of leaders and dreamers who believed there was a better solution to a technological need in business. As we continue to grow, we keep this leadership mentality in mind, and we encourage each other to constantly be improving by developing  grit, servant leadership, diversity, and innovation.

Interested in working for Bigleaf?

If you like what we do and think you’d be a good fit in our culture.

Leaders who walk the talk

Joel Mulkey
Founder and CEO
Jeff Burchett
Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer