About Us

IT Support Driven by Strategy and Process

Support your technology with service that is designed to focus on business goals, keep your team productive and secure your company’s data.

Established in 1999

Technology services for small and mid-market businesses

From the early days, our mission was to help businesses realize the promises that new technologies could offer. That technology exists to serve the business and the people who make those businesses thrive.

People are at the center of what we do each day, technology just happens to be the environment. That said, we have hired and developed a deep bench of professionals that can problem solve most any technical issue simple or complex. And as a long time Gold Partner, we possess deep expertise with Microsoft technologies. 

Our team’s number one priority is to serve. It’s how we hire, it’s what we measure and the focus of our continuous improvement efforts. Having fun is a collateral benefit of serving.

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Key stats – experience, scale and happy clients

We’ve been managing and supporting our clients’ technology needs long enough to have the systems, people and processes in place to deliver consistently strong results.

Years experience offering managed IT and security solutions

Professionals we support daily


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Steering the Ship

Leadership Team

This group will be the first to tell you they stand on the shoulders of highly capable teammates that make them look good every day.

Daniel Petersen


Pete Sholts

VP of Operations

Anne Vitale

Director of Talent Management

Ken Jensen

Director of Finance

James Walstad

Director of Sales

Kris Cears

Chief Security Officer

Phil Ouellette

Director of Marketing

Providing Guidance

Our Board of Directors

We are lucky to have a board that listens, questions, supports and continually pushes us to be better.

Rob Burkholder

Board Member

Don Epstein

Board Member

Kurt Sippel

Board Member/Founder


Based in the Midwest.

With offices in Madison and Milwaukee, we also have professional staff in a dozen other markets across the US.

Madison Area

Serving clients in central and southern Wisconsin.

Greater Milwaukee

Serving clients in eastern Wisconsin.


Serving clients in northern Wisconsin.

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Featured Case Study

“Having Applied Tech frees us to focus on what we do: trust settlement. And that helps us build and keep a really good customer service model that preserves our excellent reputation in the industry.”

Chris Foregger

President and CEO, Capital First Trust Co.

Growing Company Quadruples Assets with Managed Services

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