Mr. Ness is the Vice President of Marketing at Blue Lane Technologies. He was previously a marketing executive at Juniper Networks, Redline Networks, IntruVert Networks, ShoreTel, Visa International and Verizon. At Juniper he led the development of its new "Master of IT" customer recognition program and also helped drive substantial increases in eMarketing program performance. At Redline he helped to establish the company as a leader in Web application delivery, allowing the company to grow revenue by 1000% until acquisition in May 2005 by Juniper Networks. At IntruVert he helped the company establish and lead the IDPS category, resulting in its acquisition by McAfee. At ShoreTel he helped the company establish itself in the emerging enterprise VoIP space.Mr. Ness brings more than 19 years of integrated marketing communications experience, managing advertising, analyst and press relations, lead generation, messaging, positioning and programs for large and growth companies. He was a company spokesperson for Verizon for nine years, where he also won an "Award of Excellence" for marketing program innovation.
Mr. Ness earned a Bachelor's Degree from Reed College and a Master's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Mrs. Sandy Baggott is the Controller of Blue Lane Technologies. Previously, Mrs. Baggott was Controller of Tropian, Inc. a private wireless semiconductor company. Prior to joining Tropian, Mrs. Baggott was Controller of Adesso Specialty Software. Before joining Adesso, Mrs. Baggott was a senior member of the assurance and advisory business services with Ernst & Young.
Mrs. Baggott brings over 10 years experience in both public and private accounting and finance. Mrs. Baggott holds an accounting degree from San Jose State University and is a licensed CPA.