Executive Leadership

BCS strives to be a company that is highly desired by their employees and customers. Our vision is to be the most sought after IT Solution Partner in the Midwest market. We aim to be the highest ranked IT Solution Partner in the Midwest market based on value, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Our core values are:

  • Business Integrity - providing honest and true solutions that treat customers and employees fairly.

  • Destination Workplace - rewarding work environment that supports work life balance and encourages growth and development.

  • Exceptional Value - flexible and adaptable services that make BCS easy and streamlined to do business with.

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chris bakke

principal engineer

Christopher Bakke is the founder and CEO of BCS IS|IT LLC, an IT company.  Prior to BCS Chris was a consultant focused on Microsoft and Infrastructure technologies. Christopher is the co-author of “The Website Administrators Survival Guide,” written in the early nineties, and was one of the first books on building a website on Windows NT.  Christopher won EMC’s thought leader award for 2013 for innovative uses in SAN technology.

Christopher’s focus in his career and business is bringing technological solutions that solve business problems. His unique understanding of business has allowed him to find solutions that are both sound and economically efficient.

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Lance benedict

VP Client Engagement

Lance has been in the technology field for 20 years and has focused on leadership and consulting services. While attending Baker College for his computer science degree, he began his career on the help desk for a leading health care insurance company. He worked his way up the technical ranks until a leadership position opened and he switched gears to drive others to find the best version of themselves.

Lance continued his education and received his MBA from Baker College. He accepted a position as Director of Support Services, and over the course of the next 8 years raising all metrics involving customer satisfaction.

Lance is passionate about leadership and consulting which has lead him to join the BCS team. He can influence the culture into a destination workplace, and build a business that customers can partner with and trust.

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craig staffin

Principal engineer

Craig has spent the past 20 years in the technology field with increasing levels of responsibility.  He started his career working for a school district as the network administrator and transformed the school into a regional leader for technology.  This success quickly led to a global manufacturer recruiting him to be their global technology architect.

After successfully designing and implementing the manufacturer’s global network and collaboration environment, Craig moved to the consulting world to help clients from all sizes and in every vertical.  His deep understanding of the Cisco voice platform led him to achieve his CCIE Collaboration #25802 in 2009, one of the highest and most technically regarded certifications in the industry.

During his years in the consulting world he has led multiple technical services teams, spanning all disciplines across multiple states.  These experiences led him to join BCS to help shape and define the customer centric approach we use today!