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Entrepreneur: Brandon Vancleeve



Brandon Vancleeve


Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Pine Cove Consulting



Where did you learn to ski?

Red Lodge

Where do you live now?


If you weren’t doing this, what would you do instead?

I’d probably be a schoolteacher and football coach

Brandon Vancleeve is transitioning into the ownership of Pine Cove Consulting, a business his father started in 1993 in Cheyenne, Wyo. The company specializes in providing IT to rural school districts throughout the northern Rockies, from northern Colorado to eastern Washington, and all points in between.

Pine Cove will design, install and support the entire technology infrastructure in an organization’s network – from computers and tablets to servers, routers and wireless access, Vancleeve said.

Business is growing for Pine Cove as it adds customers to its client base and technology needs continue expanding, he said. The current growth challenges are continuing to add additional customers and projects, while maintaining a high quality of service and support to its clients, Vancleeve added.

Pine Cove recently finished a large project in the Havre school district with 2,000 users on the system. It was the largest wireless deployment in Montana so far this year, Vancleeve said, with 106 access points across seven buildings.

A new initiative for Pine Cove is a partnership with CodeMontana that is striving to get more kids in rural schools learning IT skills.

“We want to try and keep kids in Montana with IT jobs,” Vancleeve said. “It’s something they can do from home and stay in rural communities, which are, in many cases, declining in population.”

–Tyler Allen

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