Blacktip isn’t just a technology firm.

Blacktip was founded with the explicit purpose to provide you with a Ritz-Carlton business and technology consulting service. Blacktip isn’t any technology firm – it’s one that provides a specialized experience for those who have made the choice of utilizing Apple technology in their business.

 

With an incredible level of service delivery, Blacktip has built a reputation of exceptional quality for its clients. Yes, the firm provides traditional IT support “features”. However, where Blacktip excels is at the business layer – helping small business to be better, more efficient, more competitive and ultimately, more profitable.

Executive Leadership

  • Elizabeth Bookspan

    Elizabeth Bookspan is the Chief Agility Officer (CAO) of Blacktip. Her brand of leadership and guidance has formed the deep value set of the company.

    Prior to starting Blacktip with Matthew, she was a strategic partner to Microsoft, providing product and strategic planning to the Server and Windows teams.

    Elizabeth holds a BS in Business from the University of Houston and an MBA from City University of Seattle.

  • Matthew Bookspan

    Matthew Bookspan is the CEO of Blacktip. He is a national speaker, technology expert and is the face of Blacktip.

    Prior to starting Blacktip with Elizabeth, he spent 20 years building software solutions from technology companies including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce.com and Electronic Arts. He has shipped over 60 software products across multiple lines of business.

    While at Microsoft, Matthew earned three patents in software design. He holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

    Matthew has earned over 20 technical certifications from Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and more.

  • Anthony Calardo

    Tony Calardo is the Chief Architect of Blacktip. With over 10 years of technical experience, Tony provides deep technical guidance to the consulting team.

    Tony holds a BA in Broadcasting and Cable Production with a Minor in Vocal Music from Western Michigan University.

    Tony has earned over 50 technical certifications from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and more. Tony is also an Apple Certified Trainer.

Elizabeth Bookspan

Elizabeth Bookspan

Elizabeth Bookspan is the Chief Agility Officer (CAO) of Blacktip. Her brand of leadership and guidance has formed the deep value set of the company.

Prior to starting Blacktip with Matthew, she was a strategic partner to Microsoft, providing product and strategic planning to the Server and Windows teams.

Elizabeth holds a BS in Business from the University of Houston and an MBA from City University of Seattle.

Matthew Bookspan

Matthew Bookspan

Matthew Bookspan is the CEO of Blacktip. He is a national speaker, technology expert and is the face of Blacktip.

Prior to starting Blacktip with Elizabeth, he spent 20 years building software solutions from technology companies including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce.com and Electronic Arts. He has shipped over 60 software products across multiple lines of business.

While at Microsoft, Matthew earned three patents in software design. He holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

Matthew has earned over 20 technical certifications from Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and more.

Anthony Calardo

Anthony Calardo

Tony Calardo is the Chief Architect of Blacktip. With over 10 years of technical experience, Tony provides deep technical guidance to the consulting team.

Tony holds a BA in Broadcasting and Cable Production with a Minor in Vocal Music from Western Michigan University.

Tony has earned over 50 technical certifications from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and more. Tony is also an Apple Certified Trainer.

Blacktip ably assisted our large sales team with the rollout of iPads for travel and marketing purposes. We are a PC shop with employees hesitant to embrace any new technology. Blacktip made the entire experience – most importantly the training – fun and productive and they made iPad believers out of the entire team. I would recommend Blacktip to anyone looking for Apple Mobility Solutions.

Sarah Caprani | Multi Media Coordinator, Orange County Convention Center