What We Do

Blue Sky Management & Research is a Cambridge, MA private company that works with companies and people to deliver outstanding results.  Our core services include:


Investing & Advising

Taking a great idea and growing it to a successful business can be rewarding for everyone involved.  Blue Sky works with start-ups and early stage companies to help them be successful at multiple levels.

We do this by:

  • Helping companies develop their ideas into profitable products and services
  • Working with the management team through non-executive advisor boards
  • Preparing companies for successful rounds of VC financing
  • Providing angel and seed stage capital to start-ups
  • Working with companies to help them flourish through consulting

Our current investment and advising themes are:

  • Enterprise IT
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Fin Tech


IT and business consulting

  • We bring decades of IT expertise to your most complex business problems.  Working with your team, we analyze customer needs, explore technology possibilities, and develop a path forward for success. 
  • Blue Sky has an extensive network of accomplished professionals that we can bring to any consulting engagement.

Enterprise product consulting for start-ups

  • Developing products for the Enterprise market can be very challenging --- great ideas alone are just not enough. 
  • We evaluate your ideas, validate them for the large Enterprise market, and help your team focus on effective sales and technology delivery.

Cyber Security Consulting

  • We have deep expertise in cyber security and building effective detection and defense systems.  Expertise includes: security program design and implementation, threat modeling, IT risk analysis, secure Internet solutions, including Firewalls, data loss prevention, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection and prevention solutions, and security operations and incident response.

IT Innovation

  • Most large IT organizations do a great job operating their applications and infrastructure.  We help customers build a "culture of innovation" in your team and generate new business value through IT innovation.  Innovation should be at the center of all large IT organizations --- and the investment in innovation can benefit both your people as well as your business sponsors.  We conduct innovation workshops and measure the innovation capacity of a company.

Enterprise Cloud Solutions

  • Few global Enterprises have been able to fully embrace the Cloud computing revolution.  Not utilizing the Cloud could put your business at risk.  Your competitors are able to deliver products and services faster and cheaper by using Cloud solutions.  We evaluate your "Cloud opportunity", infrastructure and organizational readiness, and map a sensible path forward with your team.

Internet-scale, Secure IT Infrastructure Design

  • Internet-scale web site and infrastructure design can be a critical success factor for today’s online global businesses.  We understand your needs, evaluate technology and vendor options, and help your team plan sustainable Internet-scale infrastructure and operations.  We have deep expertise on design and build-out of hyper-scale Internet deployments.

Global scale networking

  • Designing solutions for global networks is complex, in terms of options and engineering.  We analyze your existing global network and work with your architecture and engineering teams to optimize your network.  Expertise includes: Internet/Extranet Firewalls, DDoS protection, Web proxies, Intranets, and Remote access and VPN.

Corporate Boards

Steve MacLellan is actively seeking Corporate Board opportunities.  Steve work on several non-executive advisory boards providing startegic product and business advice.

Completed National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) training in 2017.