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Our Leadership

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.

Board of Directors

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Bruce Kannry

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

Member Board of Directors

Michael Haugh

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.

Member Board of Directors

Jim Kochalka

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.

Leadership Team

President

Shaun Lovick

Shaun joined NVISIA as junior consultant in 1995 and worked his way through the ranks including Principal Consultant, Vice President, Senior Vice President and eventually to his current position of President.

“We fundamentally have a different model. Our goal is to develop highly integrated solutions that are owned by our clients. This focus almost makes us a roving software engineering firm rather than a classic consulting company.” - Shaun Lovick

Cheif Financial Officer

Dan Dexter

Dan Dexter is the Chief Financial Officer and he is based in our Chicago office. Dan’s primary responsibility as CFO is to manage our financial engine and assure we are both a stable partner for our clients and a secure place to work for our employees.

Dan joined NVISIA as a Controller in 1995 and he worked his way up to Vice President of Finance and eventually to the Chief Financial Officer post that he holds today.

Dan has served as President for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and is currently Treasurer for Operation Support Our Troops America and other local organizations.

"NVISIA has a pretty strong culture in that we’re highly collaborative and we really encourage that with all of our employees." - Dan Dexter

Vice President of Sales

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels is the Vice President of Business Development based in our Chicago office. Mark’s team is responsible for aligning our unique ConnectedDelivery capabilities with clients who can benefit the most from our software partner model. In his role he oversees our account management operations across the entire company.

Mark joined the NVISIA sales team in 2010 as a senior account executive and was promoted to an executive leadership position shortly after starting at NVISIA.

“I came here because NVISIA is very good at architecture, custom app development and the integration of disparate core business systems. After being here for a while I realized that in the end, we actually help organizations be better. ...better at delivering solutions to support their competitive advantage, better at architecture, better at development and integration.” - Mark Daniels

VP, NVISIA Technology Center

Mark Panthofer

Mark Panthofer leads NVISIA's Technology Center and he is based in our Chicago office. Mark’s role is to support the adoption and enablement of new software technology through thought leadership, training and mentoring. Over the past 20 years Mark has held positions ranging from a software engineer to Vice President. Mark joined NVISIA as a consultant in 1996 and has held various positions in the service delivery organization over the years.

“Our team has an incredible track record for delivering mission-critical software platforms in highly compressed timeframes. ...and we do a great job of preparing our clients’ staff to support and extend these new platform for 10-plus years after we roll off.” - Mark Panthofer

Managing Director

Dru Henke

Dru Henke is a Managing Director based in our Chicago office. As a Managing Director, Dru’s responsibilities include consultant career development, engagement staffing and client development within in the Chicago Region. Dru joined NVISIA as a senior consultant in 1996.

“It’s a culture built on competence, passion for what we do, and treating both clients and co-workers with respect.” - Dru Henke

Managing Director

Tracey Barrett

Tracey is a Managing Director based in our Milwaukee office. As a Managing Director, Tracey’s responsibilities include consultant career development, engagement staffing and client development within in the Milwaukee and Madison Region. Tracey joined NVISIA as an entry-level software developer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1997.

“I'm motivated by taking on ambitious tasks and delivering software that others can’t. I remain convinced that I can accomplish more by working with the NVISIA team than any other.” - Tracey Barrett