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We are on a mission to be invaluable to our clients by building sustainable, next-gen software that drives competitive edge. After all, your success is our success.

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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.

Mohammed Owais Nasir, Director of Digital Platform Solutions, Enterprise Architecture | Aon Plc

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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Milwaukee Tech Showcase

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

The 2022 Tech Showcase will be hosted at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee on December 13th.

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ProdCon 2022

After a success full-day, 6-track software and product development conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, 40+ sessions, and more in Milwaukee on June 2nd, we're bringing it to Chicago.

Join us October 26, 2022 at the Lowe's Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont to talk all things product lifecycle and tech.

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Tech-Meetup

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 (Engaging Leaders in Technology, Exclusively) 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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Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in Technology
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Our Team is Our Differentiator

30+ years solving clients' toughest challenges

We are honored to announce that nvisia has been recognized as with the National Best & Brightest award as well as a Local Best & Brightest Awards for Milwaukee and Chicago consistently since 2016.

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, and with our team's built-in velocity and collaborative nature, we look forward to bringing that momentum to your next project.

Meet Our:
Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement Team

Always on the look-out for up-and-coming talent, with a focus on retaining the best in tech across our offices

  • Rachael Solorzano

    Rachael Solórzano

    Manager, Employee Engagement, Milwaukee

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    Rachael Solórzano

    Rachael Solorzano, Manager, Talent Acquisition  and employee engagement advocate for the Wisconsin Region, comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of employee satisfaction. She spearheads new incentives for employee retention, consulting best practices and consulting training. You can find her at college fairs and local technology meet ups as well as helping local boot camp graduates with their interviewing skills. If you are looking for a rewarding and successful career with nvisia, reach out to her!

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    Alyssa Evers

    Manager, Employee Engagement, Chicago

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    Alyssa Evers

    Alyssa serves as Manager, Employee Engagement, managing the recruitment of software specialists for the Chicago office. Her areas of expertise include recruiting strategy, candidate sourcing and screening. Her other role - as "fun cheerleader" - is celebrating our consultants' successes and helping to coordinate employee events.

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    Andrew Haught

    Business Partner, Talent Acquisition, Milwaukee

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    Andrew Haught

    Andrew Haugh is a talent acquisition business partner with 5 years of recruiting experience based in nvisia’s Madison area. He is dedicated to providing the best candidate experience possible, from initial screen to onboarding. Andrew enjoys the challenge of finding the right candidate for a specific role and helping someone acquire a new position they’re genuinely happy with.

Client Engagement Team

Our sales process looks a lot like free consulting - reach out to one of these folks to learn more

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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.

  • Josh Cherry

    Josh Cherry

    Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Milwaukee

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    Josh Cherry

    Josh Cherry

    Since joining nvisia in Spring 2017, Josh has become a tech advancement community leader in Madison and Milwaukee. As Director of Sales & Client Engagement, Josh is responsible for leading sales growth for nvisia and works closely to assist clients in the development of best-in-class solutions for their business and technology challenges. Additionally, Josh is the co-creator and organizer behind nvisia’s ELITE, the Tech Showcase, and ProdCon (formerly the Platform Conferences). Outside of nvisia, Josh plays a very active role within the technology community as a member of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition and Wisconsin Technology Association. Josh also is the organizer of TechMKE, MadTown, and Docker Madison Meetup groups. 

  • Dana Moyano

    Dana Moyano

    Director, Client Experience, Milwaukee

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    Dana Moyano

    Dana Moyano

    Since joining nvisia, Dana has become a prominent leader in the Milwaukee technology space. As Director of Client Experience, Dana works closely with leading companies to help develop best-in-class solutions for their business and technology challenges. Additionally, Dana is the co-creative powerhouse behind nvisia’s renowned tech events including ProdCon (formerly The Platform Conferences), ELITE, and the Tech Showcase. Outside of nvisia, Dana plays a very active role within the technology community as President of Women in Technology's Southern Chapter; Advisory and Bold Vision Board Member, MKE Tech Hub Coalition; and an organizer of the Milwaukee Agile Meetup.

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    Mark Caringello

    Client Engagement Executive, Milwaukee

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    Mark Caringello

    As a Client Engagement Executive, Mark partners with clients to see their technology projects from initial concept through to completion. A graduate of UW-Milwaukee, he began his career in tech staffing and is passionate about connecting clients and their technology needs with the quality talent nvisia offers. Mark is involved in a number of community groups working to build up Milwaukee as the next TechHub.
  • Kaitlyn Grant

    Kaitlyn Grant

    Client Engagement Executive, Chicago

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    Kaitlyn Grant

    Kaitlyn is a passionate and innovative client engagement executive with extensive experience and certifications in the creative and technology industries. She prides herself on delivering white glove service while being a genuine partner to her clients and listening to their needs. Kaitlyn is always up for a new challenge when helping out her clients, analyzing, implementing, and evaluating business operations to meet performance expectations while utilizing varied sales practices, all while maintaining brand identity and corporate integrity.

  • Brian Kannry

    Brian Kannry

    Client Engagement Executive, Chicago

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    Brian Kannry

    Brian Kannry

    As Executive of Client Engagement, Brian Kannry collaborates with nvisia's new and existing clients to help navigate challenges in their technology and business. Brian excels at creating and developing business relationships while providing effective solutions and exceptional customer services to clients. Brian also leads nvisia's Chicago microservices meetup.

  • Mike Lukowski

    Mike Lukowski

    Client Engagement Executive, Chicago

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    Mike Lukowski

    Mike Lukowski

    As Client Engagement Executive, Mike Lukowski partners with new and existing clients to help them solve their business and technology problems. Mike also manages and is a co-organizer of the Chicago Product Development Meetup Community here in Chicago. Mike is passionate about helping his clients succeed and staying involved in the Chicago IT community.

Delivery Leadership

Taking Teams from problem definition through to deployment

  • Carter Cates

    Carter Cates

    Director

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    Carter Cates

    Carter Cates

    As a director at nvisia, Carter Cates brings 20+ years' cross-industry software solution delivery experience, with demonstrated success in:

    • Overseeing projects and programs, building client relationships, developing IT strategy, driving account strategy
    • Coaching delivery leads and developers, building high-performance teams
    • Writing architectural assessments, solution designs, product roadmaps, and proposals
    • Providing thought leadership for consulting and delivery best practices.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Delivery Leadership
    • Strategic IT Planning
    • Agile Project/Program Management
    • Cloud/Microservices Migration
    • Machine Learning
    • Technical Writing

    Carter is PMP certified with additional Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Master certifications.

  • Bryan Coller

    Bryan Coller

    Director

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    Bryan Coller

    As a Director in Milwaukee, Bryan is loyal to his delivery teams and the clients they serve. With over 20 years experience at nvisia, Bryan leads by example by staying close to emerging technologies while embracing foundational architecture principles. He is a results-driven leader capable of delivering craftsmanship-level software solutions.

  •  Dave Furrer

    Dave Furrer

    Director

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    Dave Furrer

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  • Nick Schultz

    Nick Schultz

    Director

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    Nick Schultz

    Nick Schultz brings nearly 20 years of development and leadership experience to nvisia. As a director, he works to ensure that the development team's solutions are delivered to the client as expected. He enjoys working with new technologies and bringing them to clients, as well as helping his fellow nvisians advance in their careers. Nick runs Docker Milwaukee and Madison and can also be found speaking about Containers, DevOps, and Cloud at other meetups and conferences.

  • Jason Militante

    Jason Militante

    Principal Consultant

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    Jason Militante

    Jason Militante

    Jason Militante brings proven solutions and best practices honed over 18 years of experience in a variety of industries to his role as Principal Consultant, with expertise in strategy consulting, delivery leadership, company growth, and product management. Jason enjoys learning about emerging concepts in business technology, partnering with clients to help them bring targeted solutions to their problem spaces and fully realize their value potential. In addition to serving his client portfolio, he is directly involved in several company initiatives at nvisia including Digital Foundations, ELITE, and the nvisia nTernship program; co-founder of the Chicago Product Development Community; and active participant in IC Stars, SIM, React Chicago, and other Chicago-based product management communities.

  • Eric Nettesheim

    Eric Nettesheim

    Principal Consultant

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    Eric Nettesheim

    Eric Nettesheim

    Eric Nettesheim brings more than 15 years of IT industry experience to nvisia, with a decade as a developer and more since as a project manager/leader. As a principal consultant, he works to align client needs with technology capabilities and loves the challenge of working with the client to streamline their processes and create solutions that will improve their business. He is also a PMI Certified Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master.

  • Frank Noverini

    Frank Noverini

    Principal Consultant

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    Frank Noverini

    As a Principal Consultant at nvisia, Frank Noverini brings over 15 years of experience delivering large and complex solutions in a variety of industries including healthcare and insurance, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, and real estate. Frank specializes in product development, working with business sponsors and users to understand their goals and challenges and propose innovative solutions. Frank is also a certified Scrum Master.

The Team Behind the Team

Expertise added to each nvisia project

  • Mark Panthofer

    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.

  • Dan Christopherson

    Daniel Christopherson

    Fellow - Technical

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    Daniel Christopherson

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  • Jim LoVerde

    Jim Loverde

    Fellow- Technical

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    Jim Loverde

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  • Ken Lubert

    Ken Lubert

    Fellow - Product Management

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    Ken Lubert

    Ken Lubert

    Ken Lubert is a product management fellow at nvisia with over 30 years of consulting experience. He has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business strategy, process optimization, requirements / rules management, customer experience, and product management spanning a variety of industries including government, telecom, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. Ken has been instrumental in driving agile change in enterprise clients.

  • Barb Vandenberg

    Barb Vandenberg

    Fellow - Product Management

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    Barb Vandenberg

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  • Shawn Spartz

    Shawn Spartz

    Director, Creative + UX

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    Shawn Spartz

    Shawn Spartz

    Shawn Spartz brings more than 20 years of experience in web and technology-focused solutions to nvisia clients, from programming custom web applications to creative direction for the user interface. She has strong expertise in experiential user-driven interfaces in both B2B and B2C solutions. Shawn has a versatile work style; she works fluidly with Marketing, Technology and Operations departments to understand their user needs and provide a full user experience workflow including: Personas, User Journey Maps or Workflow Diagrams, Market and Competitor Research, User Analytics, Content Audit, Low-Fidelity Wireframes, High-Fidelity Visual Mockups, Interactive Prototyping, among others.

Executive Office & Board of Directors

Running things while our consultants run projects

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    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.

  • Shaun Lovick

    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.

  • Tracey Barrett

    Tracey Barrett

    Sr VP, Products & Services

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    Tracey Barrett

    As Senior Vice President of Products & Services, 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.

  • Janet Stroobosscher

    Janet Stroobosscher

    VP, Human Resources

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    Janet Stroobosscher

    Janet Stroobosscher brings over 20 years of human resources experience in the technology and professional services industries to nvisia. Her career success is defined by implementing HR best practices to effectively balance the needs of employees with the objectives of the organization. Janet’s passion centers around creating innovative ways to engage with employees, establishing a culture that celebrates the contributions of their diverse skillsets, backgrounds, and experiences. With a focus on training and development, Janet works diligently and collaboratively across all levels of the organization to develop leaders and empower employees.

  • Jurek Dzierzanowski

    Jurek Dzierzanowski

    Managing Director

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    Jurek Dzierzanowski

    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.

  • Jon Davault

    Jon Davault

    Director, Finance

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    Jon Davault

    Jon Davault

    As Director of Finance, Jon Davault brings over 10 years of accounting experience in the software and professional services industry with a focus on process improvements to efficiently adapt to changing business goals. His greatest satisfaction comes from when employees recognize how their contributions translate into the financial success of the company.

  • Ken Miller

    Ken Miller

    Director, Accounting

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    Ken Miller

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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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