About the Deep Blue Executive Team
Headquartered in Latham, NY and with satellite offices around the United States, Deep Blue has been an industry leader for more than 12 years, designing, installing and managing WiFi networks. Deep Blue has made the INC 5000 list of the fastest growing companies the last three years running and has emerged as the leader in meeting the needs of the converged property, integrating hospitality, retail, and entertainment services. In 2012, Deep Blue was chosen as the only certified WiFi vendor for the Wyndham Worldwide Hotel Group, in 2013 became an approved Marriott vendor, and in 2015 Deep Blue was named Wyndham Hotel Group 2014 Supplier of the Year. Deep Blue is also recommended by many other prestigious hospitality flags such as Hyatt Place, IHG, Best Western and Choice Hotels. With a Passion for WiFi, Deep Blue is helping businesses all across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, to elevate the WiFi experience for guests, while increasing operating efficiencies for the business.
An experienced entrepreneur with three successful technology ventures, Brian is currently the founder and CEO of Deep Blue Communications a Wireless services company that evolved from the merger of WiFiFee and Deep Blue Wireless. Prior to founding WiFiFee, Brian founded and ran an IT Services business, Vision Systems, Inc. for 11 years before successfully selling to Telecommunications Analysis Group in Albany, NY. Additionally, Brian spun off some IP that Vision Systems created into a new software company, becoming the Founder and Chairman of the predecessor company to the Autotask Group (autotask.com).
Brian has received numerous awards and honors, including being elected President of Young Entrepreneurs Organization Albany Chapter, being selected to Capital District Business Review’s 40 Under 40 List, and being awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Albany Center for Economic Growth and Techconnex which represents 18 counties. In 2012, Brian officially became an inventor after receiving a patent on Deep Blue Communications’ Searchshaper™ technology.
Brian received a BS in mechanical engineering from Union College.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan is responsible for all corporate operations and business development initiatives. Prior to joining Deep Blue Communications, he worked for Coinmach Service Corp. in a variety of capacities including marketing, corporate development, strategic planning, and sales management.
He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Christos Cotsako’s College of Business, and the William Paterson University Small Business Development Center. Mr. Donnelly is also on the Board of Directors of the Timothy Murphy charitable foundation. His paper Gaining Access To Start-up Capital: A Guide For The Nascent Entrepreneur was recently featured in Business Week magazine.
Ryan received a BA in political Science from Siena College, and an MBA from William Paterson University.
Darlene is the chief financial officer (CFO) and is responsible for planning, implementing and controlling all financial related activities for the company. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, cash management and bank relationships, and financial planning and analysis. She reports directly to the CEO and directly assists the COO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and the securing of new funding all corporate operations and business development initiatives.Darlene received a BS in Accounting from Siena College.
Executive Vice President
Sandy joined Deep Blue Communications in July 2004 to spearhead Deep Blue’s explosive sales growth. Sandy brings over 35 years of high-tech sales and sales management. Through his extensive experience with print, online, and email advertising with Ziff Davis Publishing and IDG, the computer industry’s most successful and influential media leaders, Sandy developed a talent for delivering strategic sales. Following a very successful career in the media segment of the computer and Internet industry, Sandy turned his attention to the next big growth marketplace, WiFi. Sandy is responsible for some of Deep Blue’s biggest and most influential accounts.
Sandy holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.