Cleat brings 15 years of experience in all aspects of software development, sales, and service, and he puts that experience to work handling management and operations for several of our accounts. Prior to joining Next IT in 2003, Cleat worked at Linesoft Corp and Itron, Inc., and he has a degree in civil engineering from Gonzaga University. Cleat is a Spokane native with a love for the cowboy life. His first rodeo was at age 7, and he competed in junior, high school, college and professional rodeos for over 28 years. Cleat’s children have now started to compete so he spends his free time teaching them the sport he grew up loving.