Dave Hornbeck – President and CEO
Mr. Hornbeck is a leadership professional with over 18 years’ experience leading groups of highly motivated professionals to accomplish complex tasks while exceeding expectations. Under his leadership Global Blue DVBE has grown from a startup in 2011 to a multimillion dollar corporation employing over 90 people. Global Blue has been recognized as one of the upcoming disabled-veteran owned IT businesses in the State of California.
Mr. Hornbeck developed his unique leadership philosophy during his service with the United States Marine Corps. From leading react teams on the fence line in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to running anti- I.E.D patrols in a Force Recon team in Iraq he had the chance to learn valuable lessons in leadership and decisiveness. Mission Accomplishment is something that Marines are well known for and Mr. Hornbeck ingrained this in the Global Blue culture.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Land Use Affairs, Summa Cum Laude, from California State University-Sacramento. He graduated from the Marine Officer Candidate School with honors. In 2008 he was one of the first CA Real Estate Brokers to earn the LEED accreditation. Mr. Hornbeck has a passion to help other Veterans find gainful employment or to start their own businesses. He currently is a member of the Next Generation DVBE summit, a working group of California Department of General Services, Corporations, and DVBE’s helping to foster the younger generation of Veterans to embrace entrepreneurship.
Jeff Jordeson – Vice President
Mr. Jordeson is a seasoned telecommunications professional with over three decades in the industry. He likes to use the phrase made popular by President Harry Truman, “The buck stops here”.
His experience encompasses executive management roles, project management, sales, installation, maintenance, and customer service. He currently is a Principal of Global Blue DVBE as well as Director of Operations. Mr. Jordeson oversees several million dollars of business and technical operations annually and is responsible for all engineering & technical staff.
Prior to Global Blue DVBE, Mr. Jordeson built several successful field service and customer service organizations. Deciding to embrace his entrepreneurial spirit, he departed MCI Telecommunications to leverage his knowledge with up and coming tech services firms. He focused on creating successful Service and installation delivery teams, including design and installation of structured cabling, data networking, voice networking, wireless, and other services. As General Manager for Point-to-Point Connections, Inc., Mr. Jordeson had responsibility for day-to-day management of company operations, including sales strategy, financial operations, and technical operations.
Mr. Jordeson has extensive management experience, with more 15 years in various management positions with MCI’s State Government and University Markets segment, including a Senior Management position for the Technical Services Division. In this role, he directed sales support staff for 23 states, ultimately responsible for overall service delivery to the customer, from receipt of order to delivery of invoice, which included all products and services within the MCI offering. During his tenure at MCI, Mr. Jordeson implemented improved processes and procedures in areas he was held accountable for, resulting in noted increases in service delivery efficiency.
Dave Bickford – Director of Sales
Mr. Bickford holds a B.S Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University Los Angeles and a B.A. Degree in Business Administration from California Coast University in Santa Anna California. His career spans nearly 40 years supporting the Aerospace, Telecommunications and IT industries. Mr. Bickford joined Global Blue DVBE in April 2013.
Mr. Bickford serves as Director of Sales & Marketing, Global Blue DVBE and is responsible for developing new Marketing Channels, Product Development, Government and Enterprise Sales. Since coming to Global Blue DVBE in April 2013 Mr. Bickford’s leadership developed new product verticals supporting for 3D Photogrammetry and Public Safety 911. His experience and relationships with Key State, Local and Enterprise customers enabled Global Blue DVBE to drive new revenue growth.
Prior to joining Global Blue DVBE; Mr. Bickford had retired from Verizon/GTE after 36 years. His last assignment he managed the State and Local Government Sales Team in Sacramento California. During his tenure he grew revenue from $38 million in 2008 to $237 million in 2012. Mr. Bickford negotiated new contracts and restructured how Verizon delivers VoIP, IP, Cloud, Professional Services and Public Safety to the market.
Michael Terpstra – Vice President Technical Sales
Mr. Terpstra is an accomplished manager and sales professional with a proven 20 year plus history of driving sales and business development in the Technology field. He currently is a founding principal at Global Blue in a business development, management and sales role.
Prior to Global Blue DVBE, Mr. Terpstra Worked for EMC, Softworks, Tevora and built developed business alliances with several information partners such as IBM, EMC, Avaya, NWN, Pure Storage, Opal Soft PG&E, Oracle, ATT, Verizon, Xerox, and others.