Leadership

Christopher Clapp Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Clapp has served in executive leadership positions for technology organizations for much of his 30-year career. In September 2010, Christopher was named chief executive officer of Bluelock in recognition of his proven ability to take high-growth, emerging companies to the next level.

As CEO, Christopher focuses on strategic vision and organizational architecture critical for a company’s long-term success. He is responsible for developing and leading the company’s long-term business strategy, establishing a national footprint and achieving growth and profitability goals.

Prior to Bluelock, Christopher guided ANGEL Learning’s dynamic growth since 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.

Christopher is also the Managing Director of Great Blue Ventures, LLC where he is leveraging his operational experience by helping emerging growth technology entrepreneurs through strategic and operational decisions.

He volunteers his time serving on the boards of several technology companies including PolicyStat (healthcare) and Delta Technologies. He participates in board and investment committee roles and also serves on the board of non-profit organizations including Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, TechPoint and Innovate Indiana Fund.

Christopher is a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in industrial engineering.

Pat O'Day Chief Technology Officer

As Bluelock’s Chief Technology Officer, Pat is responsible for commercializing and making the company’s “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) cloud computing model a business reality. With more than 15 years of experience as an information technology professional, he defines Bluelock’s services, spearheads its strategic vendor alliances and oversees the solution strategy.

After starting his career in network management and systems integration and then transitioning into managed IT services, data center outsourcing and disaster recovery, Pat is uniquely qualified to develop and continue to grow Bluelock’s innovative Virtual Datacenter services.

He is currently serving on the advisory council for the School of Information Technology at Harrison College as well as the CIO council for NPower Indiana.

He is also the co-founder and former president of the local Association of Internet Professionals, a former board member of the technology peer group for TechPoint, Indiana’s only statewide information technology association and has served on the board of Directors for both the Zionsville Boys and Girls Club and NPower Indiana.

Martin Van Buren Chief Operating Officer

Martin Van Buren brings nearly 25 years of financial and information technology leadership experience to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Bluelock. As COO, Martin is responsible for all activities related to creating a superior customer experience including: Engineering, Customer Services, Professional Services and the Network Operations Center.

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.

Martin holds a BS in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh and a MSIA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Qualls Founder & Senior Vice President of Business Development

With twenty years of experience in innovative technology solutions, John Qualls has helped hundreds of organizations solve their operational challenges by developing predictable and controlled approaches to infrastructure deployment and investment. From his early roots in application development, data center co-location, managed network services and disaster recovery, he offers a keen understanding of the last decade’s technological trends and cycles that have evolved into today and tomorrow’s hosted IT environments.

A co-founder of Bluelock, John also served as CEO from the company’s inception until 2010. Once thought to be a futuristic service model, “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” was commercialized and brought to the market by Bluelock as a more effective, more efficient and more affordable approach to technology investment and management in 2006.

Currently Senior Vice President for Business Development for Bluelock, Qualls has helped to identify innovative, unique infrastructure solutions for enterprise companies across all experience levels of the cloud spectrum including VMware and LAMCO.

In addition to his extensive technological industry experience, John served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a decorated Gulf War veteran.

Brian Wolff Vice President of Customer Development

As Bluelock’s Vice President of Customer Development, Brian is responsible for driving revenue growth in the company's existing client base through adoption of Bluelock's expanding products and services and ensuring customer satisfaction for continued contract renewals. Brian has more than 20 years experience as a trusted advisor in the financial, pharmaceutical, medical and information technology industries.

Prior to joining Bluelock, Brian worked for IMS Health, the global leader in market intelligence in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, where he held positions of increasing responsibility within sales and consulting management and earned a reputation for delivering strong sales results and high client satisfaction.

Brian holds a B.A. in Economics and German from the University of Michigan and is a licensed private pilot.

Brad Laughlin Senior Director, Service Delivery

As Senior Director, Service Delivery, Brad Laughlin is responsible for ensuring Bluelock’s best-in-class customer service. His goal is to implement and perfect organizational processes, procedures and disciplines in a scalable way. Brad brings 15 years of experience as a proven leader in information technology to the role.

During his time at Bluelock, Brad has been a leader in the design, implementation and product launch of Bluelock Portfolio™, a proprietary software technology that allows Bluelock users to track, manage and view their cloud spend down to the VM or vAPP. He helped launch Bluelock’s current environment, Bluelock 3.0, and actively works to find solutions and products that can deliver customers a superior cloud experience. Most recently Brad helped to deliver Bluelock’s Recovery-as-a-Service offering to market. His prior experience at Caterpiller and ITT Educational Services focused on creating lean, scalable processes that rely heavily on automation to gain efficiencies in the organization.

Brad has a BA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Bradley University. In his spare time, he is actively involved in supporting and coaching within various Zionsville Youth Organizations.

Mark Hill Chairman

Mark E. Hill is Chairman of Bluelock’s Board and Managing Partner of Collina Ventures. Mark also co-founded Baker Hill, which built software solutions focused on small business lending.

In addition to his roles with Bluelock and Collina Ventures, Mark serves on the board of numerous companies, including Interactive Intelligence (Nasdaq:ININ), Cantaloupe TV, and Apparatus.

Mark serves the local community as Chairman of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, and as Chair of Techpoint and the Indianapolis regional board for Teach for America.

He started his career at IBM and holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

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Bill McConnell Board Member

Bill McConnell serves currently as Sr. Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Indiana University Health. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of HRS Consulting, a healthcare consulting organization focused on the electrophysiology market. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bluelock, a cloud computing company.

Prior to joining IU Health, McConnell enjoyed a productive career for 40 years, split roughly equally between senior executive business positions and consulting. His business leadership roles include Senior Vice President roles with Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation and Resort Condominiums International (RCI).

McConnell is active in the not-for-profit community, serving on the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, where he served on the Audit Committee and was vice chair of the Biomedical Services committee. He has also served as Chair of the Board for three Indianapolis based organizations—The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie (an outdoor history museum) and the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis. McConnell currently serves on the Boards of the Indianapolis affiliate of the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis.

Karen Hill Board Member

Karen A. Hill has served on the Bluelock board since its inception in 2006. She began her career with Touche Ross in Chicago, holds a BA from St. Mary’s College and an MBA from Indiana University Kelly School of Business.

Karen brings with her more than 30 years of business expertise including 22 years at Baker Hill Corporation (now Experian) where she served as CEO. She raised three daughters, supported their schools and communities in various capacities and inspired Baker Hill to serve the community of Central Indiana.

Karen currently serves as Managing Partner of Collina Ventures and serves on the board of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

David Becker Board Member

With a proven history of successful start-up companies in the financial services and technology industry, board member David Becker brings more than 30 years of experience to Bluelock. Becker currently serves as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for First Internet Bank.  Earlier in his career Becker served as CEO and founder of re:Member Data Services, an electronic data processing services company, for 22 years until it was acquired by Open Solutions. He was also the first chairman of TechPoint, a change agent for Indiana’s technology industry, and still serves on the board, today.

He is a graduate of DePauw University and has received numerous accolades including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (2001), the TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology award (2002), the Sagamore of the Wabash (2008) and he has been inducted into the Junior Achievement-sponsored Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

John Qualls Board Member and SVP of Business Development

With twenty years of experience in innovative technology solutions, John Qualls has helped hundreds of organizations solve their operational challenges by developing predictable and controlled approaches to infrastructure deployment and investment. From his early roots in application development, data center co-location, managed network services and disaster recovery, he offers a keen understanding of the last decade’s technological trends and cycles that have evolved into today and tomorrow’s hosted IT environments.

A co-founder of Bluelock, John also served as CEO from the company’s inception until 2010. Once thought to be a futuristic service model, “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” was commercialized and brought to the market by Bluelock as a more effective, more efficient and more affordable approach to technology investment and management in 2006.

Currently Senior Vice President for Business Development for Bluelock, Qualls has helped to identify innovative, unique infrastructure solutions for enterprise companies across all experience levels of the cloud spectrum including VMware and LAMCO.

In addition to his extensive technological industry experience, John served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a decorated Gulf War veteran.

Christopher Clapp Board Member and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Clapp has served in executive leadership positions for technology organizations for much of his 30-year career. In September 2010, Christopher was named chief executive officer of Bluelock in recognition of his proven ability to take high-growth, emerging companies to the next level.

As CEO, Christopher focuses on strategic vision and organizational architecture critical for a company’s long-term success. He is responsible for developing and leading the company’s long-term business strategy, establishing a national footprint and achieving growth and profitability goals.

Prior to Bluelock, Christopher guided ANGEL Learning’s dynamic growth since 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.

Christopher is also the Managing Director of Great Blue Ventures, LLC where he is leveraging his operational experience by helping emerging growth technology entrepreneurs through strategic and operational decisions.

He volunteers his time serving on the boards of several technology companies including PolicyStat (healthcare) and Delta Technologies. He participates in board and investment committee roles and also serves on the board of non-profit organizations including Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, TechPoint and Innovate Indiana Fund.

Christopher is a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in industrial engineering.