About Blue Light

About Blue Light

We first opened our doors as NEK in 2004. Since then Blue Light has become a strategic IBM® Gold Business Partner and the “one-stop shop” for the IBM i2® portfolio. Blue Light can assist with:

  • Sales: Software licenses, acquisition, and renewal
  • Training: Public and private instructor-led courses, also offered online and as self-paced
  • Support: Solution design, implementation, integration, and ongoing technical support.

One of the most significant milestones for Blue Light was the launch and implementation of Blue Fusion™, the only i2 plug-in with Federated Search capabilities, connecting the customer to any disparate dataset.  Blue Fusion has allowed numerous organizations around the world to experience increased value and efficiency for their i2 installations.

Blue Light is the strategic partner your organization has been looking for!

Blue Light’s
IBM Gold Partner Certifications

  • IBM i2 Intelligence Technical Mastery Test v2 (P2065-749)
  • IBM i2 Intelligence Sales Mastery Test v2 (M2065-741)
  • IBM i2 Analyst Notebook Support Professional (P2065-035)
  • IBM i2 Intelligence Technical Professional v2
  • IBM i2 Certified Instructor Analyst’s Notebook
  • IBM i2 Certified Instructor iBase Designer
  • IBM i2 Certified iBase User
  • IBM i2 iBase Support Professional v1
  • IBM i2 Certified Instructor iBridge
  • IBM SVP Primary Support Provider Mastery Professional

Why Blue Light

A CUSTOMER FOCUSED I2 EXPERIENCE

With over a decade of experience supporting i2 products and operated by experienced former military, law enforcement, and technical experts, Blue Light is known for its commitment to the i2 customer’s needs and understands that each customer’s requirements are different.

As a result, all of our products and services are adapted to serve each Blue Light i2 customer’s solution requirements.

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END TO END SOLUTIONS

Blue Light provides all aspects of support to all i2 portfolio products as well as technical services and support – making us, unlike any other i2 Company in the industry.

Whether it’s i2, iBase or Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA) or a combination of i2 products and tools, Blue Light can provide assistance in all aspect of the process – from installation to training. Our development and training teams are recognized as one of the most proficient in the i2 industry.

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Blue Light is known throughout as the “go-to” company for i2 support.

Our ability to globally support operations and training needs, and our understanding and experience with the i2 portfolio products, makes Blue Light the valuable business partner for your business.

OVER A DECADE OF I2 EXPERIENCE

Blue Light won its first i2 contract in 2004 training U.S. Special Operations Forces and is recognized as the oldest U.S. based support company for the i2 portfolio.

Since that time, the company has provided training and support to numerous military and commercial customers around the world.

A GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

Blue Light is the only i2 company with a global footprint, conducting i2 support on every continent around the world.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in the use and adaption of i2 to numerous solutions, Blue Light is approached by customers and IBM Partners around the globe to support their customer’s i2 needs.

Meet the Blue Light Team

Bruce Parkman

Bruce Parkman

CEO

 

Bruce Parkman is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Light, the largest provider of support and services to the i2 portfolio market. 

 

Ed Boggess
Ed Boggess

COO

 

Edwin Boggess is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and the services industry.  Ed is skilled in Crisis Management, Intelligence Analysis, Government, Emergency Management, and Law Enforcement.

 

The Sales Team

Tony Vinca

Tony Vinca

Vice President of Sales

 

In 2004 he reentered the military, attending the Special Forces Qualification Course and served on a Special Forces ODA. Transitioning to the civilian sector he was able to use his experience in Special Operations, working with Blue Light developing and instructing courses for NATO Special Operations. 

 

hunter padgett

hunter padgett

Enterprise Solution Architect

 

Hunter has recently joined the Blue Light Sales team as a National Account Manager after retiring from the Baltimore Police Department. He has over 8 years of experience in the law enforcement industry and is motivated to continue the mission in supporting his brothers/sisters in blue. 

 

Ryan Mclaughlin

Ryan Mclaughlin

National Account Manager

 

Ryan is goal-focused and willing to work on different styles of projects to continue to challenge himself and grow as a professional and an individual. He enjoys working with Law Enforcement, and many other related agencies and departments. Looking forward to changing the future of policing and growing the community’s trust in their local government.

George Jamgochian

George Jamgochian

National Account Manager

 

George is a 35+ year veteran of information technology sales and is the National Account Manager at Blue Light LLC where he supports the mission of law enforcement and commercial organizations.

 

The Customer Support Team

Dallas Knight

Dallas Knight

VP of Client Success

 

Dallas leads the Client Success team at Blue Light – overseeing the wellbeing and success of all customers.

 

The Marketing Team

Samantha Waxman

Samantha Waxman

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager Samantha handles Blue Light Events as well as various marketing activities.

 

The Training Team

Gary Whitehead

Gary Whitehead

VP of Training & Education

 

Gary now manages the Training and Education team at Blue Light where he contributes to making Blue Light a leader in the IBM i2 software suite.

 

Bryan Pardoe

Bryan Pardoe

Researcher

 

Bryan has recently returned to Blue Light as a Senior Instructor/Curriculum Developer where he creates new training material for Blue Light’s instructor-led courses to meet industry standards.

 

Eric Ostrowidzki

Eric Ostrowidzki

i2 Instructor

 

Eric is a former US Army Military Intelligence Officer, has been a Team Lead and Curriculum Developer, has served as a County Security Manager, and was a college adjunct faculty member.

 

Mike Bonner

Mike Bonner

i2 Instructor

 

As a former U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Specialist and a contractor, Mike has over 15 years of all-source analysis and training experience

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The IT & Development Team

Jon Yates

Jon Yates

Systems Administrator

Marcos Cejudo

Marcos Cejudo

VP Software Development Team

 

Marcos Cejudo is Blue Light’s lead software developer with years of experience in delivering analytical solutions to law enforcement agencies, data firms, and government entities using IBM i2 products and other custom applications.

 

Robert Nowrot

Robert Nowrot

Software Developer

 

Robert is responsible for supporting the development, integration, and troubleshooting of client enterprise architectures using Blue Light’s Blue Fusion technology.

 

Christopher Lyon

Christopher Lyon

Software Developer

 

Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is a Software Developer for the Development Team at Blue Light.

 

Dave Andresen

Dave Andresen

Software Integrator

 

 Dave recently joined Blue Light as a software integrator where he will support the integration of Blue Light’s Blue Fusion technology with client’s enterprise architectures.

 

The Administration Team

Alyssa Fruit

Alyssa Fruit

Finance Director

 

Alyssa graduated Summa Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management and over a decade of hands-on experience. She manages our accounting department as well as supports the administration of the company.

Allison Allen

Allison Allen

HR Manager & Junior Accountant

 

Allison graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Accounting. Allison manages the HR functions at Blue Light and supports various accounting functions.

 

Olivia Easley

Olivia Easley

Accounting Assistant

 

Olivia graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She now assists with various administrative and accounting tasks at Blue Light.

 

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