Martin Van Buren Selected as Bluelock COO

September 10, 2013 by Diana Nolting

As Bluelock grows and evolves its service offerings, it's also growing and evolving its company culture. In addition to the seven openings Bluelock is currently accepting resumes for, Bluelock announced this week the appointment of Martin Van Buren as Chief Operations Officer (COO). 

Van Buren joins Bluelock after having spent more than 25 years in the finance and technology industries, 12 years of which were spent as an executive leader.  Van Buren brings a depth of knowledge to the Bluelock executive team with his experience leading organizations through technology-driven change. As COO, Van Buren will be responsible for all activities related to creating a superior customer experience including: Engineering, Customer Services, Professional Services and the Network Operations Center. He plans to focus on driving operational efficiency to facilitate accelerated growth for Bluelock.

“Martin not only brings deep experience as an IT executive, but his leadership philosophy aligns well with Bluelock’s customer-focused culture,” said Christopher Clapp, president and CEO, Bluelock. “Martin brings a confident and positive energy to the team and will play a key part in our growth.”

Prior to joining Bluelock, Martin served as an executive leader at ITT Educational Services with roles including EVP & CIO as well as the SVP of the Learning Technologies group. In his nine years at ITT, Martin gained experience with multiple technology stacks including VMware, open source and other proprietary technology.  His responsibilities also included overseeing a datacenter migration, an enterprise virtualization project and upgrading change management and control processes. Martin spent three years at Deloitte as a senior manager in the Process & Technology Improvement practice working with companies like Amway and Johnson & Johnson and leading IT infrastructure projects.  

Regarding his new role as COO, Mr. Van Buren said, “Bluelock has an impressive background of success and leadership in the cloud infrastructure and recovery services market, and I am thrilled to be a part of its next stage of growth and expansion. Bluelock has built a deep bench of talent and experience and I believe that we are positioned for great success in this high-growth market.”


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