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About Us

Yellow Dog Networks, Inc. is focused on helping customers position their IT infrastructure to maximize business goals.  We are a vendor agnostic company that is uniquely positioned to design and implement a converged network infrastructure that enhances employee productivity, increases ROI, and reduces TCO.  Yellow Dog Networks is aligned with its customers’ business goals rather the goals of its manufacturing partners.  This alignment allows us to be your trusted advisor rather than an extension of the manufacturer.

Yellow Dog Networks continually evaluates emerging technologies that it believes will help its customers maintain their competitive edge. Our experience in large government, enterprise, and Service Provider networks allows us to design and implement the most effective technologies using proven methodologies in our customers’ networks.  Combining these philosophies allows us to provide networking solutions that keep our customers in front of their competition.

Yellow Dog Networks is headquartered in Kansas City, MO with offices in Springfield, MO, St. Louis, MO and Omaha, NE.

Methodology:

Yellow Dog Networks has years of complex network design and implementation experience and uses this experience and proven methodology to ensure exceptional results.  The following methodology is utilized in every Yellow Dog Networks’ engagement:

  • Review
  • Plan
  • Design
  • Implement
  • Operate

A Note From Our Founders:

We founded Yellow Dog in 2002 to fill a gap in the industry that we felt required a vendor-agnostic, service-oriented approach that kept the customer’s business goals as first priority.  Having worked in all aspects of the supply chain spectrum from end user to suppliers and manufacturers, we wanted to make our focus solving our customers’ business problems, not promoting our manufacturer’s goals.

Having over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we strive to tackle the challenge of integrating the right equipment across multiple manufacturers, if necessary, to design and create an efficient, competitive technology solution, customized for our customers. Our staff, with decades of experience working in complex IT environments, is dedicated to continually seeking out and evaluating new technologies, and educating themselves on multiple vendors and solutions so the right solution is at their fingertips.

Our Midwestern values of uncompromising integrity and unmatched work ethic have fostered relationships that continue to grow, and benefit our customers.

We look forward to new technologies, new challenges, and new customers, and can’t wait to do business with you!

–Gretchen Gregory, President and Rod Pfender, Vice President, and co-founders of Yellow Dog Networks

  • Yellow Dog has been a trusted consultant, partner and friend for almost 10 years. They take the time to understand our vision, goals and long-range plans; they know my technicians and provide personalized support to help us meet our goals.
    Melissa Tebbenkamp, Director of Instructional Technology at Raytown Quality Schools
  • Our relationship with Yellow Dog Networks is not the traditional IT Vendor/Customer relationship. They have been our friend and partner ! YDN has guided and accommodated our growth and we value our long term partnership relationship.
    Pete Clune, CEO, Cavern Technologies
  • Yellow Dog was instrumental in building a network design that has afforded the 1 million customers of BlueKC the reliability in network performance that won BlueKC the JD Powers award for Customer Service in 2012.  Yellow Dog continues to assist BlueKC today in an arm-in-arm, roll up your sleeves partnership that is vendor agnostic, comprehensive, and forward looking.
    Kevin Sparks, CIO, BlueKC