BlueLock Appoints Technology Executive Christopher Clapp as CEO

September 30, 2010 by Alicia Gaba

BlueLock recently announced the appointment of Christopher Clapp as chief executive officer to lead the company through its next phase of growth. John Qualls, co-founder and CEO since the company’s inception in 2006, will assume the role of senior vice president, business development to help BlueLock, a cloud hosting provider, explore new markets and strategic areas of growth.

Clapp has served in executive leadership positions for enterprise software organizations for much of his 25-year career. He joined BlueLock’s board of directors in January 2010 and in March 2010, he stepped in to serve as interim vice president of operations, making a significant impact in helping BlueLock better serve its clients. Organizations that Clapp leads are renowned for their strong collaboration, creativity, financial and operational disciplines, and exceptional performance.

”John’s initiative, vision, leadership and passion for the business have brought BlueLock to a level of revenue and customer-based size that few start-up companies achieve,” said Mark Hill, Chairman of BlueLock”s board of directors. “Having worked closely with Christopher at ANGEL and now at BlueLock over the past six months, he brings an approach and experience base to BlueLock which are just right for this period of the company’s exciting growth.”

“John and the founding team at BlueLock have led the company’s growth from a small, local start-up, in an incredibly competitive industry, to a top cloud hosting provider,” said Clapp. “I’m excited for the opportunity to continue this good work and high growth by focusing on serving our clients well, optimizing the talents of the BlueLock team, and making sound, strategic business decisions.”

“It is very significant that Christopher is making this additional commitment to BlueLock at this stage of our business,” said Qualls. “I am very proud of what we have already accomplished in helping pioneer and position us as a top cloud hosting company. Christopher brings strategic vision and organizational architecture that will help take BlueLock to the next level.”

Previously, Clapp guided ANGEL Learning’s dynamic growth after assuming company leadership as president and chief executive officer in late 2001 until the sale of the business to Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB) in May 2009. During his tenure, the company grew impressively producing profits and positive cash flow in each year. The business earned national recognition for its strong customer satisfaction, employee loyalty, and product innovation. Prior to ANGEL Learning, Clapp served as vice president of marketing of Made2Manage Systems and CEO of a wholly-owned e-business subsidiary of the company.

Qualls and Clapp have been transitioning responsibilities over the past month with Clapp officially assuming the CEO role effective immediately. For additional information, please contact BlueLock at or visit