The Deep Blue Management Team
Michael Bentley, Director of Sales at Deep Blue is responsible for the National sales strategy for the Deep Blue sales team. Michael has been with DBC for 2 ½ years. He has over 25 years of Telecom and Telecom Sales management experience. Mike was the Regional Director (Albany and Hudson Valley NY Markets) for PAETEC for 13 years. While at PAETEC Mike was the most decorated Regional Director in the company having been named to Chairmen’s Club in 9 out of 12 years. During Mike’s tenure at PAETEC he took the market from $1.7 in annual revenue to $13.4 million. Prior to PAETEC Mike was the Regional Sales Manager at ACC Communications , Sr. Account Executive at RCI of Rochester Telephone and Citizens Communications, all of where he was awarded Presidents Club multiple times.
Mike had served for 4 years on the Board of Directors for The NE Make a Wish Foundation. He traveled to Haiti 3 months after the earthquake shook the country to volunteer for 3 weeks at the orphanage “God’s Littlest Angel’s." Mike was the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Fulton Montgomery Community College where they went to the Elite 8 in the Men’s National Tournament. He was former Head Basketball Coach at Paul Smiths College, Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at St. Johnsville High School and was Head JV Boys Basketball Coach at McKeel Christian Academy.
Mike received his BS in Political Science from State University at Cortland and his AS in Business Administration from Paul Smiths College.
Director of Engineering
Jesse Ruggiero joined Deep Blue in 2013 as a Senior Network Engineer, and quickly moved up to Director of Engineering. Day to day, Jesse manages the Installation Engineering team, assists the Sales team with network design, and works closely with Field Operations to coordinate network deployments. Other areas of focus are to continually improve Deep Blue’s system infrastructure and IT processes. Jesse has 14 years experience, network administration, engineering, project management, facilities implementation.
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Wagner College, 2002.
The Marketing Guy
With over 25 years of experience in graphic design and marketing, Scott has created Deep Blue Communication's first in-house marketing department. He is responsible for the tactical execution of the corporate marketing plan, and works with the senior management team on crafting Deep Blue's marketing strategy. Merging talents in graphic design, print, multimedia and web with his managerial skills, he keeps Deep Blue's message consistent and focused.
Prior to joining Deep Blue, he was Web Designer / Developer for Taft Furniture in Albany, NY. In that position he redesigned many sections of the website, created several new product categories and also assisted with crafting and implementing the online retail marketing strategy. Scott has also been a small business owner, founding M & M Printing and Design, LLC, and successfully running its first year of operations before selling his share of the business and returning to college to finish a degree in computer science.
Scott has also held graphic design and advertising positions in several major hotel and casinos, gaining experience in many aspects of retail, hospitality and entertainment venues.
Scott has an AAS in Computer Science and a Certificate in Electronic Graphic Design and is a graduate of the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
Director of Field Operations
Dave joined the Deep Blue Communications team 4 years ago as their DirecTV Hospitality and MDU (Multiple Dwelling Unit) Manager. Since then, he has advanced in the company to be Director of Field Operations. Dave’s specialties include Project Management, structured cabling, network design and Fiber Optics.
Dave Brennan gained his knowledge of cabling and wiring infrastructures in commercial buildings while working in the Commercial DirecTV industry for 6 years. Dave’s qualifications include 15 years in leadership and supervisory role, 11 years project managing, 9 years in communications. DirecTV level 3 Certified in Hospitality and MDU (Multiple Dwelling Unit) services by the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association. Certified in Advance Fiber Optics and Design in accordance with BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Design) and CEC (Consolidated Electric Cooperative) Standards. 12 years New York State Certified Code Enforcement Technician.