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Norman Schippert
, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Galla, Vice President of Network Engineering
Matthew Raggard, Vice President of Software Engineering

Norman Schippert, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Norman got his start in the IT industry as a founder of Bluegrass.Net and BluegrassNet Development, and is a noted expert in the IT/Service Provider field. He has now been at the helm of BluegrassNet for ten years, and has practical experience in a variety of areas from technical writing, IT integration project management, programming, as well as dealing with legislation pertaining to the industry.

Norman holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Prior to forming BluegrassNet, Norman was a regional sales manager for a Fortune 500 stock company based out of Miami, FL.
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Thomas Galla, Founder, Vice President of Network Engineering

Thomas Galla is also a founder of BluegrassNet and BluegrassNet Development. Thomas brings years of experience to the field of Internet solutions and network engineering. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.

In addition to BluegrassNet Development, Thomas also designed and maintains the entire BluegrassNet network infrastructure on a mission-critical basis. This includes four DS-3+ level IP connections, Cisco 7000+ series routers, as well as sub-networks with thousands of nodes.
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Matthew Raggard, Vice President of Software Engineering

Since 2007, Matthew has been an integral part of the success of BluegrassNet Development. His excellent implementation and execution of software engineering projects have been essential to the company's revenue growth. After starting with BluegrassNet as a Senior Programmer and Project Manager, Matthew now leads all Internet Integration solutions. Matthew has a proven record of success with Enterprise Application Development, IT Systems Integration, Internet Programming & Security, Project Management, and Technical Writing. He believes in developing strong customer relationships by providing innovative solutions and quality customer service.

Matthew graduated with Honors from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and Cellular Physiology. He takes an active role in mentoring up-and-coming Business School - Computer Information Systems and Speed School - Computer Engineering & Computer Science graduates. His technology interests include advanced data warehousing, data mining, content management solutions, and Internet project analysis.

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