Matthew Buss joins the NET+ team as a Program Manager working in the Software as a Service portfolio area. Matthew previously served as Director of IT at Merit and has more than 15 years of in the Information Technology field in higher education having served in various IT leadership positions at Michigan Technological University. In those roles he focused on strategic planning, staff and team management, budget planning and management, peer/employee mentoring, project/portfolio management and application development management. He excelled at instituting project management and documentation, testing standards and documentation, and change management to prioritize, stabilize and make the IT department more dependable and predictable. He has also led numerous enterprise project teams to successful completions in highly visible and complex projects ranging from university-wide email and calendaring collaboration system migrations and outsourcing, to the university ID card migrating to a proximity based banking solution, and the outsourcing of the university course management system.