Bluechip Announces Staff Expansion

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Bluechip Announces Staff Expansion


On the heels of BLUECHIP’S growth in 2017, we are pleased to announce multiple permanent staff additions in every department.

Concurrently, many key personnel remain in place to shepherd growth through 2018, including: Ricky Hleap: Co-founder and President  ||  Lauren Mangurian: Director of Client Services  ||  Philip Jackson: Director of Marketing

Bluechip is pleased to announce the following permanent staff additions:

Rusty Gordon – Chairman/CEO is an experienced technology entrepreneur and executive having led numerous successful technology start ups, including Peachtree Software, Choice Software, Ads Net Tools, GTE Interactive Services, Knowlagent and others. A longtime coach in the Atlanta area, he has coached several current professional and collegiate baseball players. Gordon is also an activist youth advocate, serving on the boards of High Tech Ministry, The Methodist Children’s Home, Worklife Ministries, the 315 Project, Roswell United Methodist Church and others.

Pete Mangurian – Vice President of Collegiate Operations brings 30 years of coaching excellence with NFL, FBS, and FCS programs to Bluechip’s operations team. He has coached in two Super Bowls, four AFC Championship games, two Sugar Bowls and multiple other bowl games. Mangurian’s extensive resume includes two head coaching stints, a tenure as offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, tight ends coach for the New England Patriots, and offensive line coach at LSU and Stanford, among others.

Chris Davis – Vice President SWAG, a graduate of Duke University, and a former Blue Devils team captain and three-year starter, Davis is Vice President of SWAG. His experience in software development, product innovation and organizational management extends to all areas of Bluechip’s service offerings. Davis is slated to complete his MBA with a concentration in Operations & Management in 2018.

Brent Brannen – Technology Project Manager is a technology project manager expert well-versed in technology application, business development, event coordination and creative content development. His focus is on technology adoption and overseeing the integration of SWAG Challenge personnel. Brannen earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his master’s from Emmanuel Christian Seminary.