Michael C. Morey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Morey has been serving as President and CEO of Bluebird Network since 2012. With more than 37 years of telecommunications experience, Morey has served as President & CEO of Voxitas, Senior Vice President at NuVox, Regional Vice President of Electric Lightwave, Inc. and held various management positions within his 13 years at AT&T.
During his tenure at Bluebird Network, the company has more than doubled in size and was named as one of the fastest growing companies in Missouri in 2015. Morey’s experience and strong management skills proved successful when Bluebird Network received INC 5000 in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 as one of the fastest growing private companies nationally. Voxitas also received INC 5000 recognition in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
He is the chairman of the Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association. Morey earned a BS and MBA while attending the University of Southern California.
In this C-Level Secrets interview done with Mark Brigman of Fidelis One, Morey discusses the strategy behind Bluebird Network:
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bach was on the ground floor of the Bluebird Media start-up serving as its CFO. In that capacity, he ensured compliance of a $45 million federal grant; plus, he lead and managed the $110 million merger with Missouri Network Alliance (MNA).
He continues in the position of CFO for Bluebird Network where his knowledge of the company has helped create and execute a strong business plan. He oversees all aspects of the financial and accounting functions of the business and communicates his strategic vision with the board of directors and executive management team.
Acting as one of the lead negotiators, his financial expertise led to the successful acquisition of the Bluebird Underground data center. Along with Mr. Bach’s 15+ years of experience in public and private auditing and accounting, he brings his uncompromising integrity and high ethical standards to Bluebird Network.
Stephen M. Crane
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Crane was named Chief Operating Officer in August, 2013, after serving as Vice President of Engineering & Operations for Bluebird Network since 2010. He has 30 years of telecommunication experience that includes work at MCI Telecommunications, Sprint, and Aerial Communications/VoiceStream Wireless/T-Mobile.
He has a comprehensive technical understanding of network design, planning and systems engineering. His knowledge and expertise was proven after he served as one of the lead negotiators for the acquisition of the Bluebird Underground data center.
With his leadership, Bluebird Underground successfully completed the first phase of its planned expansion, allowing the facility to keep up with the increasing demand for data center services and maintain 100% uptime during construction. Mr. Crane has a diverse background in wireless, local, long distance and broadband technologies that prepare him for the complexities of the converging telecommunications industry and the expansion of the network demand.