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.
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
Carla Cooper has been Chief Financial Officer of Bluebird Network since October 2019. Carla plays a key role in the strategic direction of Bluebird along with overseeing all aspects of finance. She is a versatile leader bringing 3 decades of experience with various industries and believes in the concept of “Achieving Results on Purpose”, a process of supporting the vision, values and culture that leads to success.
She previously served Fidelity Communications Co as it’s VP of Finance/CFO and Director of Regulatory Accounting. She provided oversight to finance, revenue planning and was part of a dynamic team that provided strategic direction to Fidelity.
In 1996, Carla founded Cooper and Associates CPA, a public accounting firm rendering various business and individual tax, accounting, financial and estate planning services.
She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and holds a current CPA License in the State of Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and the AICPA. She also serves on the Board of Directors of EMPAQ Group Inc. and Sullivan Educational Foundation. Carla enjoys the outdoors, her dogs, horses and various sports.
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.