For hundreds of years, the Cayuse tribe’s tradition of innovation and value-creation earned them the reputation of being both fearsome warriors and savvy traders. They engineered the world’s fastest and strongest breed of pony, able to carry people and trade goods further and faster than any other horse; giving them a competitive edge. Today, we continue that tradition by innovating to provide high-value business solutions for our clients while building a legacy for future generations.
WE CONTINUE THE LEGACY
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Board of Trustees
(Left to right, back row) Chairman Gary Burke, Member Woodrow Star, Vice Chair Jeremy Wolf and Member Aaron Ashley. (Left to right, front row) Member Sally Kosey, Secretary Kathryn Brigham, Treasurer Doris Wheeler, Member Rosenda Shippentower and General Council Chairman William Sigo.
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN DOMESTIC TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION CENTERS
Cayuse Technologies was founded in 2006 by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) as a delivery center for Accenture, LLC, to create sustainable, economic self-sufficiency for members of the tribe and local communities while providing a quality and cost effective technology services alternative to off-shoring. Cayuse Technologies provides Application Development, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Data Services and Professional Services in both office and virtual environments with a highly-skilled U.S. workforce.
TODAY WE ARE A FULL SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY CENTER
We are a successful, now fully independent, Technology Solution Center with offices throughout the US, working with multiple commercial & government clients globally. We deliver fresh solutions to business challenges in the technology and business services environment. Our proven approach utilizes best practices and an extensive knowledge base of business analyses and processes, application development and business functions. Our clients depend on us to achieve impactful outcomes such as improved efficiency, reduced cost, increased profitability and accelerated time to market.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nerenberg joined Cayuse Technologies as CEO in November of 2015. Since his arrival, Cayuse has added two additional business lines, greatly expanded its client base, and has expanded its offices as it grows its national footprint. Prior to joining Cayuse, Mr. Nerenberg held various global executive leadership roles. He was managing partner of bChannels LTD, a technology consulting firm headquartered in Oxford, UK with offices in the US & SE Asia providing go-to-market services for large, global IT companies. While at HP, Mr. Nerenberg launched a new business venture with AT&T & Google to provide services for SMBs around the world. At Microsoft, he led teams selling Microsoft Office components into partner channels including eBay & Amazon. At Intel, he directed Intel’s Global Channel Marketing Program as well as building & managing Intel’s 13 global Sales Centers which generated over $4B in annual channel sales for which he won an Intel Achievement Award. In between these assignments, Mr. Nerenberg led three separate, cloud-based technology start-ups. Mr. Nerenberg earned an MBA from the University of Oregon, a BS in Psychology from BYU & is currently pursuing an MM in Business Strategy from Harvard. He has submitted & been awarded over a dozen patents around search engine, data transport & information protection/optimization technologies.
Chief of Staff
Preston Eagleheart joined Cayuse Technologies in 2016 as Chief of Staff. Mr. Eagleheart has over 20 years of experience in tribal government affairs, casino management, business process improvement, policy development, regulatory compliance, audit reporting, strategy and analysis, and project management. He is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He currently is the President on the Board of Directors for the Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce and serves as an active participant with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Mr. Eagleheart received his BA in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University with emphasis in Operations Management, and currently pursuing an MBA from Gonzaga University with concentration in American Indian Entrepreneurship.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Tina is a 25+ year multinational IT industry executive with a proven track record in sales, marketing and operations management. Prior to joining Cayuse technologies, Tina held senior positions at Intel Corporation, Rockwell Automation, and bChannels, in addition to establishing and growing a New Zealand IT retail and consultancy business. Tina is responsible for Cayuse Technologies’ project delivery, focusing on dependability, agility and value. Tina brings a wealth of experience managing complex, matrixed global business challenges. During the 18 years at Intel she established Intel’s $3B/11-location global sales center business, where she was part of the company’s marketing leadership, consistently bringing innovation and growth to its channel marketing programs. In Europe she managed the channel marketing for Intel Benelux and developed the Strategic Relationship Manager position for the European Intel-Adobe relationship. Tina also managed the sponsorship for the Intel - Disney and the Intel - Formula One relationships. While at Rockwell Automation, she led marketing for Rockwell Software to market MES Software created from five acquired software companies. As VP of Client Development for bChannels she significantly grew and managed the relationships of Fortune 500 multi-national technology companies.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mr. Cook joined Cayuse Technologies as Chief Revenue Officer in November 2015. Since his arrival, Cayuse has grown revenues by 30% and expanded its customer base ten-fold. Mr. Cook established and developed a sales team. His marketing group is updating Cayuse’s marketing assets, developing demand generation initiatives, and expanding the company’s product and services portfolio. He is also responsible for Cayuse’s Federal and international business. Prior to joining Cayuse, Mr. Cook held several marketing, sales and operations positions in the technology sector. He managed business unit operations for AMD’s $3B client compute division, leading a multi-year ‘end-to-end’ business process transformation initiative. Prior to AMD, Mr. Cook led Executive Communications for Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, after over a decade in international sales and marketing roles internationally. Mr. Cook took five years ‘out’ to establish and grow a specialized IT services company in New Zealand, serving primarily local businesses and international film production companies. Mr. Cook holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bristol University.
Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Hagen joined Cayuse Technologies in 2011 and has served as a project Supervisor, Executive Assistant to the GM, Compliance Officer, HR/Finance Manager, and Chief Compliance Officer. As part of the Cayuse senior management team, she supports the development and implementation of corporate strategies that contribute to the success of the organization. Her contributions include overseeing contract process improvements resulting in standardization of contract lifecycle procedures, templates, and records management; and restructuring the finance department and general ledger to accommodate enhanced reporting systems. She also creates and maintains the company's federal security program, and has redefined HR processes to allow for improved auditing and reporting. Her prior experience includes nine years as a Performance Improvement Support Analyst for Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon.
Director of Compliance
Debra Croswell joined Cayuse Technologies in January 2018 after working for the company’s parent organization, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) for over 23 years. During her time with CTUIR tribal government, she served as the Interim Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and Communications Director. In her executive roles, working directly for the CTUIR Board of Trustees, (the CTUIR’s governing body) she had oversight of up to 16 departments with over 400 employees and an operating budget of $120 million. Debra earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She is an enrolled CTUIR member and grew up on the Umatilla Reservation. She has served on the Wildhorse Foundation board, the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce board, the Athena-Weston School Board and budget committee, and the Oregon Commemorative Coin Commission (a Governor-appointed group who designed the Oregon state quarter).