Duane Button founded Cloudbackers after serving in a variety of sales leadership roles for equipment vendors. Duane led sales and sales engineering teams at BTI, Cyan, Force10, Turin, Redback and FORE Systems. Prior to his vendor experience Duane was a Network Engineer for ARCO Alaska and the Network Coordinator for the Municipality of Anchorage. Duane earned a BS in Mathematics from Willamette University and an MBA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Duane is a private pilot with instrument and seaplane ratings.
Louise Fouracre founded Cloudbackers after a successful track record in sales, network engineering, and management with both equipment vendors and resellers. Louise built successful sales track records with small/medium and large businesses for SBC, Force10, and Dell. Prior to her sales experience, Louise worked in network engineering (Lucent, Redback Networks) and network engineering management (Redback Networks). She began her career in the IT in industry, managing local area networks for Texaco Trading and Transportation Inc. Louise earned BS in Business Administration, a Master in Telecommunications, and a Master of International Management—all from the University of Denver (Go Pioneers!). When she is not helping clients “in the cloud”, Louise enjoys riding horses both hunter/jumper and running barrels.