Douglas Bluma

DJ Bluma

Background: DJ Bluma, Co-Founder and President. DJ is originally from the Milwaukee area where he developed a strong interest in computing at an early age (at 14 he built his first computer!). After working in the Small Business Development Center at WCTC, he formed his own website design business (Local Web Design) and network services business (Lean Tech Systems) in 2009. Local Web Design and Lean Tech were later merged in January 2018 to form Badgerland IT.  Beyond his information technology expertise, DJ brings his entrepreneurial experience and a loyal customer base to Badgerland IT.  DJ was previously employed at The Equitable Bank where he worked in both the marketing and information technology divisions. Most recently, he held a position on the application development team at North Shore Bank. At North Shore Bank, he gained valuable experiences working on applications, databases and the security aspects of banking. DJ has many hobbies including racing his own car, playing poker, attending sports events and traveling. At Badgerland IT, DJ is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of information technology services for customer accounts. DJ will oversee the Badgerland IT staff, attend networking events to promote Badgerland IT, and participate in blogging, video segments and podcasts. 

Creds: Computer Network Specialist Associates Degree from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) with an Advanced Technical Certificate in Computer Networking; BS in Computer Science from Lakeland College



   
Steve Nye

Steve Nye

Background: Steven H. Nye, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Vice-President of Operations. A native of Wisconsin, Steve studied scientific research at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois). He has led drug discovery efforts at several start-ups in the biotechnology field, most recently to develop a new therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis at ENDECE (Mequon, WI). Steve brings years of operational expertise to Bagerland IT through these experiences. He is also a Co-Founder of VaxPro, a leading provider of vaccinations and other wellness services in Wisconsin. At Badgerland IT, Steve is responsible for developing new business concepts along with building the infrastructure necessary to scale-up and commercialize information technology services. Steve is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking the Appalachian Trail, camping in Wisconsin State Parks and commuting to Badgerland IT each morning on his bicycle. He can be found most summer nights working in his garden. Steve makes the best dill pickles.

Creds: Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular & Structural Biology; UW-Madison, B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



 
Jay

Jay Plavnick

Background: Jay Plavnick, RPH, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Sales. After Jay earned his pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, he practiced in retail pharmacy for over 35 years, providing patients with health care products and wellness care. During this time, Jay became an expert at vaccinations which led him to conceive and implement VaxPro’s business strategy for onsite employer group clinics. Jay is a Co-Founder and president of VaxPro. He enjoys playing poker and golf with friends, attending sporting events for his favorite Wisconsin sports teams, and is a great nature lover. At Badgerland IT, Jay is responsible for directing the sales and marketing efforts along with developing the customer relations program.


Creds: UW-Madison, B.S. in Pharmacy

 



 
Camila Godoy de Matos

Camila Godoy de  Matos

Background: Camila Godoy de Matos is a Computer System Analyst at Badgerland IT. She is originally from Brazil, earned a bachelor degree in Information Systems at the Instituto Federal Minas Gerais, São João Evangelista, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is a former foreign exchange student at Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin. Camila has a strong background in information technology especially working with databases, business analysis, and Management of Information Systems. She is multilingual speaking Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Camila loves animals (especially exotic birds), enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures.  In her free time, she cooks, plays ping pong and has daily boxing workouts. At Badgerland IT, Camila works with customers on website design, database development, computer support, network installation, enterprise resource planning and security camera setups.  

Creds: Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais, Bachelor in Information Systems. During this time, Camila spent three semesters studying as a foreign exchange student at Concorida University studying management information systems and business.