It’s Not Just About Technology

We believe that the way a company delivers a service is just as important as the service itself. We won’t just be another vendor to you; we strive to become an integrated, true extension of your team.

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Collaborative

We co-own challenges and invite multiple perspectives to arrive at the best solution. It’s important to us that we work together, not only within our team, but with yours as well.

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Understanding

We must have complete awareness of your goals, objectives, interests and preferences to help create the best solution possible.

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Insightful

Our team has seen firsthand how providing expert, proactive and timely advice can impact your business. It’s our duty to deliver that each day—better than anyone else in our industry.

We were looking for a partner in our DR strategy and have found that with Bluelock. Their ability to handle complex environments and multiple tiers of recovery exceeded our expectations and, their Recovery Assurance program has given us confidence that we will be able to recover when needed. Walker David Walker Vice President, Information Technology, Walker Information

Our Story

In 2006, our Bluelock founders were fed up with seeing the same scenario play out over and over. Companies would buy too much datacenter space and capital equipment and waste money, or they would buy too little and they’d be in trouble.

Compelled by the Software-as-a-Service concept, we set out to try to serve businesses with a newly minted Infrastructure-as-a-Service practice, based on the same principles as Software-as-a-Service: pay-as-you- go, on-demand, efficient. Our CTO and cofounder even wrote the first Wikipedia entry for the term Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

Many years, innovations and customers later, we continue to thrive in our efforts to help customers realize the benefits of a more modern, efficient approach to infrastructure.

Our high-performance team of cloud experts continues to innovate and explore new ways to see the world of IT, leading us to working in the disaster recovery management business as well. Our goal is to always think about old problems in new ways and develop easy-to-use solutions that allow companies to focus on their core business, not on the hardware behind it.

The Faces Behind Our Cloud

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Christopher Clapp

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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Joe Kuntz

Executive Vice President of Sales

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With nearly 20 years of experience in sales management and leadership roles, Joe joined Bluelock in February 2014 as Executive Vice President of Sales. Joe leads the Bluelock sales and marketing teams and is responsible for developing and driving Bluelock’s growth strategy. Joe focuses on building great teams and cultures that are accountable and highly valued by our clients.

Prior to joining Bluelock, Joe spent six years at ExactTarget, where he served in three senior leadership roles, each with increasing responsibility. Most recently Joe was Vice President, North America Sales and prior to that was Vice President, Global Sales Strategy, Planning & Operations. During his tenure he lead high performing teams that played a significant role in the organization growing from 300 employees and $72 million in revenue to over 1,800 team members and over $400 million in revenue. This growth propelled ExactTarget to go public (NYSE: ET) and made it one of the fastest growing companies in the world prior to its acquisition by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) in June of 2013. Previously, Joe served as Vice President of Sales at Baker Hill during a period of unparalleled growth and success prior to its acquisition by Experian (LSE: EXPN.L) in August of 2005 and then as President of Baker Hill, an Experian Company.

Joe holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Butler University. He and his wife of over 20 years, Amy, and his three sons, enjoy their deep roots in the Indianapolis community.

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Pat O'Day

Chief Technology Officer

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As Bluelock’s Chief Technology Officer, Pat is responsible for commercializing and making the company’s “Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service” (DRaaS) 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.

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Jeff Ton

Executive Vice President Product and Service Development

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In October 2015, Jeff joined Bluelock as Executive Vice President of Product and Service Development. He is responsible for driving the company’s product strategy and service vision and strategy. Jeff focuses on the evolving IT landscape and the changing needs of our clients and together with the Bluelock team, ensures our products and services meet our client’s needs and drives value in their organizations now and in the future.

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in business and information technology, the last 10 years of which he was a CIO for two of Central Indiana’s most respected organizations. At Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana he led the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide information technology portfolio, including applications, infrastructure, security and telecommunications across the Goodwill business units. Prior to Goodwill, he was the CIO for Lauth Property Group. Earlier in his career, Ton spent 14 years in various technology roles with Thomson Multimedia (Technicolor).

He serves on various boards and advisory councils including: Hoosier Environmental Council board of directors, Indiana Network of Knowledge Governance Committee, Connected World Magazine Board of Advisors, CIT Industrial Advisory Board (IUPUI), SAVI Technical Advisory Committee (The Polis Center) and the Mud Creek Conservancy.

Jeff also spends time as a keynote speaker, blogger and writer on a wide variety of topics, including leadership, employee development, technology and business operations. Away from work, he and his wife enjoy family, canoeing, gardening and travel.

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Rhonda Winter

Executive Vice President, Cloud Operations and Support

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In December 2015, Rhonda joined Bluelock as Executive Vice President of Cloud Operations and Support. She provides executive leadership to Bluelock’s operations, systems engineering, client services and facilities functions. Rhonda has the ability to translate strategy into clear priorities and actions.

Rhonda has over 25 years of business and technology experience. She has led a variety of strategic and key operational projects in and around technology including business strategy and transformations, mergers and facility expansions, IT governance, key programs and change management.

Prior to joining Bluelock, Rhonda served as the CIO at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2009. Prior to IMS, she has been the information technology leader in other, high-profile organizations such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the NCAA.

Rhonda earned her B.S. from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and her M.S. Engineering from Purdue. She is very involved in her community in numerous ways including Women and Hi Tech, Society for Information Management, Marian University’s Technology Advisory Board, IU School of Informatics Dean’s Advisory Council and Conner Prairie Strategic Planning Committee.

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Christopher Clapp

Board Member and Chief Executive Officer

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With nearly 20 years of experience in sales management and leadership roles, Joe joined Bluelock in February 2014 as Executive Vice President of Sales. Joe leads the Bluelock sales and marketing teams and is responsible for developing and driving Bluelock’s growth strategy. Joe focuses on building great teams and cultures that are accountable and highly valued by our clients.

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.

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Mark Hill

Chairman

Mark E. Hill is a co-founder and 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), KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) and EFL.

Mark has served the local community in many ways as past Chairman of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), Teach for America Indianapolis and Techpoint.

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.

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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.

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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.

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John Qualls

Board Member

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 and served as Senior Vice President for Business Development for over four years. 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, John serves as President of Eleven Fifty. 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

    Chief Executive Officer

    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 emerging companies to the next level.

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  • Joe Kuntz

    Executive Vice President of Sales

    Joe Kuntz

    Executive Vice President of Sales

    With nearly 20 years of experience in sales management and leadership roles, Joe joined Bluelock in February 2014 as Executive Vice President of Sales. Joe leads the Bluelock sales and marketing teams and is responsible for developing and driving Bluelock’s growth strategy.

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  • Pat O'Day

    Chief Technology Officer

    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.

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  • Jeff Ton

    Executive Vice President Product and Service Development

    Jeff Ton

    Executive Vice President Product and Service Development

    In October 2015, Jeff joined Bluelock as Executive Vice President of Product and Service Development. He is responsible for driving the company’s product strategy and service vision and strategy.

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  • Rhonda Winter

    Executive Vice President, Cloud Operations and Support

    Rhonda Winter

    Executive Vice President, Cloud Operations and Support

    In December 2015, Rhonda joined Bluelock as Executive Vice President of Cloud Operations and Support. She provides executive leadership to Bluelock’s operations, systems engineering, client services and facilities functions.

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  • Christopher Clapp

    Board Member and Chief Executive Officer

    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 emerging companies to the next level.

    christopher-clapp-2
  • Mark Hill

    Chairman

    Mark Hill

    Chairman

    Mark E. Hill is a co-founder and 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.

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  • Bill McConnell

    Board Member

    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.

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  • Karen Hill

    Board Member

    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.

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  • David Becker

    Board Member

    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.

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  • John Qualls

    Board Member

    John Qualls

    Board Member

    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.

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