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.

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Daniel Petersen


Pete Sholts

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Cears

Chief Information Security Officer

David DeCamillis

Senior VP, Sales & Marketing

Ken Jensen

Senior VP, Finance & Accounting

Anne Vitale

VP, Talent Management

Sam Hickler

VP, Operations

Jeremiah Hepner

VP, Managed Services

Phil Ouellette

Director of Marketing

James Walstad

Director of Sales

Ryan Curtis

Director of Centralized Services

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

Treve Suazo

Board Member

Brent Allshouse

Board Member


Headquartered in the Midwest.

With offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau, and Denver 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.


Serving clients in the Denver area.

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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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Employee Spotlight: Nick Tesi

Employee Spotlight: Nick Tesi

This month we are shining a spotlight on one of the outstanding members of the Applied Tech team, Nick Tesi. Nick brings a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set to his role, making him an invaluable asset to our organization. Nick’s journey to his current...

Employee Spotlight: Tyler Chatterton

Employee Spotlight: Tyler Chatterton

This month, we are proud to shine the spotlight on Tyler Chatterton, a valued member of the Applied Tech team serving as a Marketing Specialist. Tyler’s journey into Applied Tech was paved by his roles as a Digital Marketing Specialist and later as a Digital Marketing...

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