Sandi Piatz, Business Development Director
Sandi has more than 13 years experience in the technology industry. She specializes in the recruitment, management and development of relationships with other organizations. Sandi provides information technology (IT) account management services for her clients. This includes understanding the organization’s business objectives and technology initiatives, and identifying ways to best enable the organization to meet those objectives through the use of technology. Sandi has worked with organizations across many industries which include manufacturing, architecture and engineering, insurance, utilities, municipalities and financial institutions. Sandi also manages a team of account executives for Eide Bailly Technology Consulting.
Amber Vogel, Business Technology Consultant
With more than six years business process improvement experience, including consulting, work flow analysis and integration of business processes with technology, Amber performs business process and system reviews, requirements definition, gap analysis, integration strategy, strategic business and information technology planning and solutions analysis for clients in a variety of industries. She is knowledgeable in SQL server maintenance, scripting and SQL reporting services. Amber is a successful project manager of software searches and implementations, and provides software training, data migration, upgrades and on-going support. She is a Certified Payroll Professional and Microsoft Certified Professional – Financials, HR & Payroll, Integration Manager and Report Writer.
Jeremy Martinson, Senior Solution Architect
Scott Kost, Chief Executive Officer
Scott has more than 25 years experience in information technology, many of which have been spent in roles of executive management and leadership. As the CEO of Eide Bailly Technology Consulting, Scott is responsible for oversight of the organization and ensuring seamless and superior client experiences. Scott’s wealth of knowledge has crossed numerous industries and involves managing all aspects of information technology, including systems development, information security, consulting services, computer operations, voice and data communications and desktop services. Additionally, Scott develops and facilitates training seminars that focus on leadership development, staffing, new technologies and strategic planning.
Kevin Bingeman, Senior Network Engineer
Kevin brings more than 18 years of experience helping companies plan, budget, design, implement, manage, secure and maintain technologies that support business operations and organizational goals. He has designed and implemented various technologies to support high availability, disaster recovery, performance and reliability for network and server systems to ensure very high level of uptime for business objectives.
Kyle Hendrickson, Infrastructure Security Consultant
With more than 11 years of experience in information technology consulting and internal information technology operations, Kyle has extensive experience in providing new solutions that best fit the business objectives and daily operations. He has provided support for an enterprise virtualized environment and has experience in developing project plans for enterprise networks.
Jon Ault, Senior Technology Consultant
With more than 15 years of systems integration consulting experience, Jon has significant experience developing and implementing business and information technology plans and strategies. As a Senior Technology Consultant, Jon has provided project management direction for large information technology efforts and managed several large infrastructure design and implementation projects. He previously led the server and application infrastructure team for a large regional bank, including VMware virtual infrastructure, SAN infrastructure, application servers, enterprise-wide imaging/workflow systems and Citrix servers.
Ross McKnight, Senior Engineer
Ross has more than 10 years of information technology experience, which includes network administration, database administration, web development and systems engineering. He has experience with multiple business operating systems as well as designing and implementing system migrations. His experience includes multiple business operating systems and software platforms, hardware platforms and appliances. Ross previously served as Technical Lead for an infrastructure team at a large international company with more than 1,200 retail and wholesale locations. He is a VMWare Certified Professional (vSphere 4), Microsoft Certified IT Professional – Server Admin, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Windows 2000, Windows 2003), and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (SQL Server 2000).
Adam Hanel, Senior Systems Engineer
As a network engineer, Adam provides advanced level service support on network systems, including problem resolution, technical change implementation and maintenance. He evaluates and manages networks in relation to emerging technologies as well as assists in the design, development, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of network architecture, including security, wireless, storage systems, voice, remote office connectivity and access, and DHCP services. Adam has more than 10 years of experience and extensive knowledge with networking, monitoring systems, operating systems, platforms, programming languages and software applications.
Craig Dummer, IT Procurement Specialist
Craig has more than 10 years of IT purchasing and inventory management experience and is knowledgeable in HP, Dell, IBM, Lenovo, Cisco and many other products and services. He assists both small and medium sized businesses in deciding which hardware solution is right for them while taking into consideration return on investment, cost and time to implement. Craig has extensive experience with various software, including Microsoft; licensing best practices including, open volume, OEM and Academic Campus Agreements; partnerships with TrendMicro, Symantec, Websense, Cisco, IBM, Sonicwall; and Antivirus and AntiSpyware software solutions. He is an HP: Business Partner, Cisco: Select Partner and Microsoft: Gold Business Partner, Small Business Specialist.
D.C. Lucas, Business Development Manager
D.C. joins Eide Bailly Technology Consulting as a Business Development Manager, focusing on corporate accounts in Northern Minnesota, as well as Northern and Western North Dakota. He has more than 15 years experience in the technology industry, with responsibilities that include sales, project management, consulting, training, coordinating implementations and marketing. D.C. helps organizations analyze, develop and maintain their current and future technology business decisions.
Kelsey Erbes, Associate Sales Consultant
Before being promoted to Senior Associate, Kelsey spent the past several years consulting on our security and compliance services to financial institutions. In her new role, Kelsey is responsible for the technology consulting marketing and strategic business development efforts across our Eide Bailly offices. She will continue to work with financial institutions as a subject matter expert.
Joe Tillman, Business Technology Consultant
With more than 10 years of experience in information technology working as a business analyst and project manager, Joe performs business process and system reviews and works with the business to define future strategic business goals, identify gaps and develop plans to meet customers long-term goals. Joe is proficient in writing and coordination of core pieces of business documentation, including functional specifications, process flows, business requirements documentation, test cases and usability studies. He is fluent in the coordination of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile Software Development processes.
Michael Ham, Security Consultant
Michael J. Ham is a Security Consultant with more than four years of Information Technology (IT) experience, including work in a dedicated information security role. Michael performs penetration testing, application security assessments, risk assessments, social engineering and security-related research in various industries. He conducts internal vulnerability assessments, external penetration tests and social engineering tactics for numerous financial institutions. Michael has led technology training sessions to technical coordinators and end users regarding implementation and policies. He is a Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT). With a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Network Security from Dakota State University, Madison, S.D., Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance, with Cyber Security specialization.
Shelley Earsley, Director of Consulting
Shelley Earsley, Director of Consulting, has 12 years of experience providing strategic business and information technology consulting. She assists companies of all sizes in the public and private sectors to synchronize business and technology initiatives. Due to her extensive experience with enterprise applications, ERP, MRP, practice management, EMR, accounting and industry specific business solutions, Shelley is a sought-after resource across many industries. Her expertise includes business process consulting, work flow analysis and integration of business processes into technology, solution analysis and implementation and systems integration. As a project manager for business and technology projects, Shelley manages project scope, timelines, costs, resources, risks, expectations, customer and vendor relationships, contracts and performance. She conducts strategic business and information technology planning and solutions analysis, business process and system reviews, requirements definition, gap analysis, and integration strategy for clients in a variety of industries. In addition, Shelley performs technology value assessments to analyze technology processes, applications, system integrations, organizational structures and personnel. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Project Management Professional.
Jeremy Schwarzrock, Infrastructure Support Analyst
Jeremy has more than five years experience providing network and other computer support services for a variety of industries, including healthcare, non-profit, and government agencies. In his current role, he conducts business and technical consulting, implementation and support.