Bluewave Expands Executive Expertise with New Leadership Appointments

Bluewave Expands Executive Expertise with New Leadership Appointments

Seasoned telecom experts join Bluewave’s growing roster of industry leaders

PARSIPPANY, N.J.– (February 24, 2022) – Bluewave Technology Group (“Bluewave”), an innovative, high-growth technology advisory and lifecycle management company, today announced the addition of two key positions to its leadership team. Grant van Rooyen will serve as Bluewave’s Chairman of the Board and Gabe Tuerk has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Both van Rooyen and Tuerk bring a wealth of telecommunications experience to Bluewave to accelerate growth and its ability to help enterprises reshape how they manage modern technology and communication services.  “We entered 2022 at full speed as we execute our growth strategy. We’ve secured a significant capital raise, completed our sixth acquisition with Telapprise, and are excited about these strategic leadership placements,” said Seth Penland, CEO of Bluewave. “We are assembling the best talent to support a growth-driven business. We are pleased to welcome both Grant and Gabe to the Bluewave team and leverage their valuable expertise.” As Chairman of the Board, van Rooyen will serve as an advisor for Bluewave executives and help guide the company on its vision to simplify technology lifecycle management. van Rooyen is also a minority investor in Bluewave. He brings decades of experience and success in communications technology. He was the Founder, former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cologix, where he completed ten data center acquisitions and a successful sale of the company. Today, he serves as Chairman of Capitol Power Group and vR Hospitality, Director at Teraco Data Environments, and President of The van Rooyen Group private investment firm. “There is a huge opportunity for Bluewave to serve a market in need. The company has figured out a better way to manage enterprise technology lifecycles by taking a holistic approach and simplifying the buying process,” said van Rooyen. “I look forward to working with Bluewave and helping it grow organically and inorganically to bring its new breed of technology advisory to life.” Tuerk is a 23-year telecom veteran with deep experience in evaluating, selecting, and integrating best-of-breed technologies that will position Bluewave with a stable, secure platform to deliver a better client experience. He launched his career at Level 3 Communications, where he built the foundation for his expertise in software testing, development, architecture, and product development leadership. He also developed the operational/billing support system foundations for Zayo, Integra, and Windstream. “Bluewave is in a unique position to determine the software and process environment that will shape our clients’ success. We will leverage the best current technologies that simplify, secure, and scale internal operational functions and client touchpoints and, as a result, Bluewave instills confidence in its approach,” said Tuerk. “Our platform will efficiently facilitate buying and optimizing decisions for the services that power businesses forward.”

About Bluewave Technology Group

Bluewave is a premier technology advisory and lifecycle management company with a comprehensive approach to optimizing clients’ ability to grow revenue, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. Bluewave streamlines the technology buying and management process for businesses of all sizes across the United States with four key services: Technology Assessment, Strategic Sourcing, Expense Management, and Operations Support. Specializing in modernizing the IT and telecom infrastructure, Bluewave partners with proven cloud, network, security, and collaboration service providers to develop the best solution while maximizing the clients’ technology investment. Learn more at

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