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We are nvisia

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As one of the first software development partners located in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, we are known to provide our clients with senior-level teams and enable them to transform their digital infrastructure.

With an average consultant tenure of 10 years, our teams have worked together and can hit the ground running to provide instant velocity and expertise to your product initiatives.

 

nvisia’s role has been not to just do things by themselves but to enable our teams to get to the next level. They are dedicated to upskilling multiple application teams that are varying stages of adopting containers and cloud-native development practices. From the beginning, their attitude was not about trying to stay with us forever; they pushed and uplifted our team to own the solution.

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Our Team is Our Differentiator

30 years solving clients' toughest challenges

For the 4th year in a row, nvisia has received the National Best & Brightest honor and the Local Best & Brightest Awards for Milwaukee and Chicago for 5 consecutive years.

Because we hire the most experienced and knowledgeable team members to partner with our clients, we have created a culture of open communication, work-life balance, and recognition, in order to make it known that our people come first. We believe that happy team members = happy clients.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Visionaries, leaders, and solution deliverers who are dedicated to your success.

  • Bruce Kannry CEO nvisia

    Bruce Kannry

    CEO, Chairman Board of Directors

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    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.

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    Michael Haugh

    Board of Directors

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    Michael Haugh

    Michael Haugh joined nvisia's board of directors in 1991 to help council the company'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.

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    Jim Kochalka

    Board of Directors

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    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's 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.

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    Shaun Lovick

    President

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    Shaun Lovick

    “We fundamentally have a different model. Our goal is to develop highly-integrated solutions that are owned by our clients long-term. Our teams can also solve the toughest challenges, enabling our clients to bring products and services to market quickly and effectively.” - Shaun Lovick

    Shaun Lovick is currently President of nvisia. He leverages his 20+ years of experience to challenge, inspire and move the company forward. Shaun has worked in every area of software development including development, architecture and large scale solution development. He is a sought out speaker on topics including technology innovation and management. Currently he is on the Computer Science Advisory board at University of Illinois at Chicago, which helps prepare computer science graduates for the tech market.

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    Dan Dexter

    CFO

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    Dan Dexter

    Dan Dexter is currently CFO at nvisia, managing the company's financial and accounting engine and ensuring a secure place to work for employees.  Dan served as President for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and is currently Treasurer for Operation Support Our Troops America and other local organizations.

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    Mark Daniels

    VP, Client Engagement

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    Mark Daniels

    As Vice President of Client Engagement, Mark Daniels leads nvisia's sales team, ensuring our clients realize the full benefits of our suite of services.  He brings more than 25 years of experience understanding and solving clients' tough technical challenges through nvisia partnerships.

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    Tracey Barrett

    VP, Wisconsin Region

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    Tracey Barrett

    As Vice President of the Wisconsin Region, Tracey has built the nvisia Wisconsin presence to include offices in Milwaukee and Madison.  With more than 20 years of software engineering experience, she leads the Wisconsin nvisia teams, ensuring success for our clients.  Tracey is a frequent speaker on topics including agile delivery and diversity and inclusion.

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    Mark Panthofer

    VP, DevOps and Cloud

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    Mark Panthofer

    Mark Panthofer has 30 years of experience as a software engineer, architect, and executive.  He currently supports the enterprise adoption of cloud native DevOps practices through assessments, workshops, and advisory services.  Mark published the book, Mastering Docker Enterprise, based largely on work as a consultant with Docker's professional services teams.  At nvisia, Mark leads the advisory service practice for cloud native DevOps and cloud platforms.

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    Jurek Dzierzanowski

    Managing Director

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    Jurek Dzierzanowski

    As Managing Director in Chicago, Jurek leads the Chicago delivery teams, ensuring client satisfaction through the successful delivery of nvisia's projects.  With more than 20 years of software engineering experience, Jurek possesses a unique blend of leadership, technical management skills and solution architecture.  He is a hands-on, collaborative leader providing vision and viable solutions to any challenge.

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    Sarah Barnes

    Sr. Director, Marketing

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    Sarah Barnes

    Sarah Barnes recently joined nvisia as Sr. Director of Marketing to help grow brand awareness and engagement in our key regional areas.  Having led marketing and business development initiatives from medium to large, publicly-traded companies, Sarah brings rich experience driving and creating brand marketing and sales strategies that contribute to the overall success and bottom line of an organization.

Connecting people through tech

We power a number of community events to connect people through tech. We hope you will join us!

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2020 MKE Tech Showcase - Virtual

Join more than 500 technology leaders for our annual MKE (Virtual) Tech Showcase. Through keynote presentations, co-presentations, and panel discussions, you'll learn about pressing strategies that will influence your work. 

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ProdCon

A full-day, 6-track software and product development conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, 40+ sessions, and more.

Stay tuned for 2021!

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Ongoing Meetups

From virtual to in-person, nvisia organizes a number of meetups to help developers and engineers improve their game. 

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ELITE

ELITE is an exclusive, member-driven community of technology leaders who gather for an invitation-only series of meetings where various topics around cultural, technical, and organizational challenges and opportunities are discussed.

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Helping develop our communities

Local groups and organizations we work with

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Our Locations

Located across three cities in two states

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