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Matt is a strong Christian leader and experienced technical professional.  From the central office to the executive board room to volunteer organizations Matt provides an excellent mix of technical knowledge, strategic vision, and business acumen. This experience was built through a career that started in the computer science lab and evolved into a 12 year career as an experienced network engineer, both as a field engineer and a sales engineer, and then as an executive leader.

In 2010, Matt completed his CCIE (CCIE #27316) and was promoted to a director level position.  Charged with leading a Sales Engineering group, Matt transformed the team into a highly effective part of the overall sales organization. The team overcame many challenges to become a sought after consultative resource within the Service Provider space. 

In 2014, Matt was presented with another opportunity to build a strong consultative organization.  In the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) role, Matt has taken on a consultative expert team as well as product development, information technology, and data analysis / business intelligence teams. These teams work closely together to insure the future viability of solution sets and technical investments.

Chief Technology Officer (2014 - Present), CCI Systems

  • Leader of Technical Solution team across the company.  Charged with developing comprehensive technical strategies around all of CCI’s solutions, products, and services.
  • Leader of Product Development team tasked with developing internal and external software tools, SaaS offerings, and applications.
  • Leader of Information Technology and Data Services group with internal IT, data analytics & reporting, process improvement, and data warehousing responsibilities.
  • Key member of all CCI Go-To-Market (GTM) planning.  Created process and set of templates for communicating and planning these strategies.
  • Responsible for the architecture and technical direction of CCI’s Packerland Broadband (PLBB) network.
  • Perform comprehensive market research, technical research, and training.
  • Technology and company evangelism through blogging, wikis, trade-show appearances, and public speaking events.

Director of Sales Engineering (2011 - 2014), CCI Systems

 

Senior Systems Engineer (2008 - 2011), CCI Systems

 

Integration Engineer (2002 - 2008), CCI Systems

 

Application Developer (2000 - 2002), CCI Systems

 

(UPCOMING) TAN/TAME Issues Forum (Saratoga Springs, NY) - 2015

  • Technical Round Table Panel Discussion
  • Service Provider Cloud Presentation

CCI Technical Symposium (Alexandria, MN and Bismark, ND) - February 2014

  • Unified MPLS Presentation

IP Possibilities (Minneapolis, MN) - April 2013

NVTel (Lake Tahoe, NV) - August 2012

CCI Open House (Iron Mountain, MI) - 2004

  • Security and Network Services Overview

Iron Mountain Rotary Club - Member [2014 - Present]

Walk of Life Pregnancy Center - Board Member [2012 - Present]

Norway Evangelical Covenant Church - Men's Bible Study Leader [2009 - Present]

Norway Evangelical Covenant Church - Webmaster [2010 - 2012]

 

Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) - Service Provider [2010 - Present]

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) [2002 - Current]

Cisco IP NGN Specialization 

Participated in the job-task analysis (JTA) committee for the CCNA SP and CCNP SP certifications