From company ownership to day to day management we have been on the front lines of building solutions that last, and are now focused on building teams and culture. Our hands-on leadership team guides the best and brightest problem solvers in the software industry. We are inspired by our clients’ success. We help our clients to build software platforms and improve real lives with every release.
Bruce Kannry founded NVISIA, originally named STR (Strategic Technology Resources) in 1991. From the beginning he was determined to create a work environment where engineers could blend computer science with software craftsmanship to deliver highly customized business solutions through a continuum of advanced technologies. Over the last 25 years NVISIA has delivered solutions from their offices in downtown Chicago and Milwaukee to their market leading clients across the United States. NVISIA continues to deliver industrial grade solutions utilizing leading edge technology to a broad range of vertical markets by following Bruce’s vision.
Today as CEO, Bruce guides the company with his vision and values to make sure NVISIA continues to be a great software development partner and great place to work. He also sits on the University of Illinois Chicago College of Engineering Advisory Board as well as the Board of Directors for Operation Support Our Troops America where he supports active and returning US military service members.
Bruce Kannry, CEO and Founder
Michael Haugh joined NVISIA’s board of directors in 1991 to help council NVISIA’s leadership in the areas of legal strategy, corporate law and organizational policy. Michael’s deep knowledge of corporate, commercial and business law make him a valuable asset to NVISIA.
As a successful software development partner, NVISIA’s contractual agreements need to reflect alignment between NVISIA and their clients - emphasizing a team dynamic with mutual goals and accountability between the respective organizations. Michael’s open, practical and fair approach to working with NVISIA clients as true partners has been a cornerstone of NVISIA’s success.
Outside of work Michael gives back through his support for Operation Support Our Troops America. He has been there from the beginning, when he filed for their incorporation. Since then he continues to support their efforts by donating his legal services.
Michael graduated from Loyola University in 1975 an Honors Degree and Cum Laude. He earned J.D. from Loyola University Law School in 1978. That same year he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In 1981 he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Jim Kochalka joined NVISIA’s board of directors in 2002 to help guide the firm’s leadership in caring for the company's most valuable asset – the people. Jim’s deep experience with global consulting organizations such as IBM Business Consulting Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, enable him to provide actionable insights in direct support of NVISIA employee enrichment and growth initiatives.
Jim has been working as an executive coach and assistant to business leaders since 1990. Using as a springboard his PhD in clinical psychology, he brings a practical and no nonsense approach to the NVISIA board and management team.
In addition to helping his large corporate clients, Jim is a valued resource of the Young Presidents' Organization, where he delivers keynote addresses to business leaders around the globe as well as serving as a personal adviser to several CEOs and their management teams.
Jim holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.