Meet the Orange Blade Consultants Team
John started Orange Blade Consultants in 2006 as a 3rd-party consultant for Autodesk working on the Buzzsaw platform with Architects, Engineers, and Production Homebuilders. Project collaboration is in his blood. His history with Bluebeam Software goes back to 2002 when Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF was released (yes, that's what it was called back then). When he isn't doing what he considers to be "important" stuff at OBC, he's traveling or hiking somewhere in beautiful Arizona.
20 years of experience in client service with a background ranging from corporate retail to public relations for non-profits. Sarah has worked with customers and executives in almost every realm of sales. She's got an answer for every situation imaginable. If you've called, chatted, emailed, or visited us somewhere out on the road.....you've likely met Sarah. She's "kind of a big deal" - Anchorman
Bluebeam Software Sales
Mike has been in the AEC technology industry for over 20 years. Providing CAD, BIM, and Construction Management solutions. Based out of the OBC location in Pittsburgh, Mike bleeds black and gold (for those keeping score that's the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins). He claims to be both a Fantasy Football expert, and a walking encyclopedia of useless 80’s music trivia. Mike’s favorite quote “If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you”! - Don't stop believin'
Joel has worked in the tech industry for over 25 years, for companies like Microsoft and Symantec, and discovered Bluebeam Revu while working in the entertainment industry in 2005. He joined Bluebeam in 2007 as a technical support specialist, and also helped develop new Bluebeam employee training programs. He is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and currently works for Orange Blade Consultants as their lead trainer. Feel free to ask him sometime what it’s like to use Bluebeam Revu on a low budget horror movie set in the middle of the forest
Customer Success Manager
Natalie joins OBC as the first EVER Customer Success Manager – and help you succeed she will. With a background in client relations and customer service ranging from Home Inspections to Go Daddy sales and support, her diverse experience with client needs is guaranteed to impress. Oh did we mention she's bilingual? Yep, she is, English and Spanish is what she speaks. Natalie is what some would call a SUPERNERD. She can often be found in her favorite Marvel superhero tee watching Game of Thrones with her family.
What we do and why we do it
We build on our legacy of service
We do what we say we'll do
We innovate and constantly improve
We do the right thing
We'll help our customers Transform Chaos into Clarity
We'll have fun doing it
We'll be profitable so we can continue doing it
Mar 15, 2006
Orange Blade Consultants Opens their doors
OBC opens operations. Enlisted to provide training services to Autodesk Customers on the Autodesk Buzzsaw Platform. Working with Production Homebuilders and Government Agencies on the Autodesk Buzzsaw Platform. Teaching customers how to manage plan review, bid cycles, and incorporating paperless workflows into paper-intensive industries. Fun Fact: The OBC name was inspired by the Buzzsaw Logo (an Orange Saw Blade)
Mar 20, 2008
Global Network Licensing
We spend the next 6 years performing Global Network Licensing (GNUL) deployments for Autodesk. Global Network Licenses allows companies to share software assets with their subsidiaries. We deploy software licenses for Autodesk Customers all over the world.
Jun 12, 2012
We're named one of the first Bluebeam Platinum Partners
The Bluebeam Platinum Partner program begins. OBC is named one of the inaugural Platinum Partners, and we haven't looked back since.
Aug 12, 2012
US Army Corp of Engineers enlists OBC
US Army Corp of Engineers, one of OBC's first large Government clients enlists Orange Blade to provide Bluebeam Software to the Pacific Ocean Division. License compliance, security concerns, and harnessing the power of Bluebeam Revu all came into the mix with USACE.
Dec 4, 2013
Joel Marquez joins OBC
After many years with Bluebeam Software in support and training roles, Joel joins OBC to address the growing need for Bluebeam Revu training. He's since grown into a popular,sought-after instructor with an instinct for workflows and processes.
Oct 1, 2014
Mike Sobel Joins OBC to handle the Eastern Time Zone of the United States
Mike Sobel joins OBC to service the East Coast of the United States. We've added 3 hours to our business day with the addition of AEC industry veteran Mike Sobel. Mike has quickly become the "go-to-guy" for our east coast customers and become a trusted resource for our customers beyond the Eastern United States.
Aug 16, 2015
As of August 2015, Orange Blade Consultants now employs 2 Bluebeam Certified Instructors
Mar 15, 2016
OBC celebrates our 10-year Anniversary
We blinked, and a decade went by! Proving that expertise with Bluebeam Software coupled with relentless service to our customers.....and here we are, a little bigger, a lot better, and still deciated to our customers large and small.
Jun 12, 2016
Named Bluebeam Platinum Partners for 4th Consecutive year
Apr 15, 2016
Sarah Greene Joins OBC
Sarah joins OBC as Executive Assistant and quickly becomes a customer advocate. If you've dealt with Sarah, you know what we mean by that. Sarah is in your corner and has been known to work minor miracles with customer software licensing needs.
Nov 16, 2016
Orange Blade exhibits at Autodesk University
Long-time attendees, first time exhibitors. AU2016 was a resounding success as we got to meet several customers that we had previously only emailed or spoke to on the phone.
Aug 12, 2016
OBC Sponsors the Annual Bluebeam Extreme Conference in San Diego, CA
Aug 9, 2017
Natalie Delacruz joins Orange Blade Consultants
Natalie Delacruz joins OBC in August 2017. The doors to our Spanish speaking friends are now officially open. That's right, Natalie assumes the role of Customer Success Manager.....and she's fluent in English and Spanish.
Aug 14, 2017
We're a Platinum Sponsor for the 2017 Bluebeam Extreme Conference in Los Angeles, CA
The Bluebeam Extreme Conference gets bigger and better every year. We couldn't happier to play a larger role this year than previous years.
Aug 24, 2017
Bluebeam Elite Training by OBC kicks off in Seattle
OBC training tour kicks off in Seattle, WA offering a unique high-intensity training session taking Bluebeam Revu users from novice to advanced user in these 2-day sessions.
What we've been doing since 2006...
Since 2006, Orange Blade Consultants, a Global Platinum Bluebeam reseller has specialized in sales, training, and deployment for Bluebeam Revu and the entire Suite of Bluebeam Products. Our customers come from every developed country on Earth, our support and training services reach our customers in North America, Canada, Australia, UK, and New Zealand.
Orange Blade's subject matter experts come from the architectural design (BIM), homebuilding, engineering, and software training and development industries. We're compassionate problems solvers who thrive on the success of our clients. Our training and technical backgrounds, personal approach, and ability to understand business processes have given us the ability to consistently deliver results. With more than 60 years combined industry experience and over 600 consulting and training assignments, Orange Blade Consultants offers unparalleled expertise in Autodesk and Bluebeam product rollouts, training, and support. Contact us today.
What we’ve done, what we do
Sold, trained, and helped deploy tens of thousands Bluebeam Revu Licenses to our customers. We've trained General Contractors, Governmental Agencies throughout the world, Homebuilders, Utility Agencies, Architects, Land Development Companies, and Engineers. We've created estimating protocols for our clients, saving thousands of dollars through efficiency and accuracy gains. We work one-on-one with small firms looking to gain a competitive advantage as they begin their Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey. We work hand-in-hand with our enterprise level customers to ensure smooth product rollouts and software license compliancy. We've participated in, and managed, beta programs for leading CAD manufacturers. We love what we do...it's who we are.