A legacy of technology
Virteva is a leading provider of IT
consulting and managed services.
Proudly serving our world-wide
customers with our
Midwest based team
in Minneapolis MN.
A Clear Path to Expertise with Virteva University
Virteva is proud to offer a unique education program to our employees, designed to further their technical, personal, and career development.
“How do I get there?”
The question of “How do I get to a place of expertise?” is what Virteva University wants to answer for Virteva’s employees. In certain technical disciplines, there are so many courses, certifications, and activities a learner could do. Virteva University cuts through the noise and puts interested employees on a clear and focused path. They’ll take only the courses they need, balanced with active practice and creative learning opportunities.
At the same time, the available disciplines, or “majors”, are aligned with Virteva’s most in-demand services. Through Virteva University, Virteva will remain a leader with more trained staff ready to deliver visionary technology and services.
How Virteva University Works
Virteva University launched in June 2015 and was designed by Virteva from the ground up. We leveraged our existing technical experts and data from our service portfolio to build curriculum in four technical disciplines. Tiers were drawn in to each technical discipline to properly pace the program:
Certain foundation programming enhances all technical disciplines to acknowledge the fact that technical expertise doesn’t make the up the whole of development. Required Customer Service & Technical Support, Project Management, and Leadership coursework was curated for Virteva University as well.
What Virteva University Does for our Customers
Not only does Virteva University add to the fact that Virteva is a great place to work, it ensures that Virteva is a great partner to work with. Virteva invests in its employees to ensure quality delivery of its services by an educated and engaged group of people.
Virteva delivers managed IT services and project-based consulting services that optimize our customer’s IT infrastructure and operations. Headquartered in the Twin Cities and serving customers worldwide, Virteva services help our customers say “Yes” to the wide spectrum of information technology demanded by their business, employees and customers, securely and reliably, anyplace and anytime.
Today’s dynamic range of IT business technologies requires saying “Yes” to the cloud of Devices (tablets, smartphones and mobile end-user technologies) Servers (virtual compute, storage and networks) and Services (SaaS, collaboration and social media).
Saying “Yes” on a 24×7 basis, Virteva’s state-of-the-art Operations Center runs on ITSM best practices and tools from Microsoft, Cisco, ServiceNow and other leading technology providers.
Marty Kieffer, Chairman, Vice President of Finance & Admin
Marty has served as Vice President of Finance and Administration since co-founding Virteva in 2005. Marty assumed the Chairman role in 2010. Prior to work in the IT industry she was an Industrial Engineer at Honeywell Residential Controls, and Magnetic Peripherals (now Seagate). She started at Connect as a Software Engineer and then shifted to HR and accounting roles as the company grew. Marty was the Director of Accounting and HR for Connect Education Services, one of the then largest single site IT training companies in the country. Marty has a BS Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is a supporter and volunteer to Social Venture Partners, PEO and MHTA, is an active member of Women Leading in Technology (WLit), and is a licensed pilot.
Tom Kieffer, Chief Executive Officer
Tom Kieffer co-founded Virteva in 2005 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to co-founding Virteva, Tom founded Agiliti in 1999, a pioneer in the Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service marketplace. In March 2005, after transforming Agiliti into an IT managed hosting (data center outsourcing) provider, Agiliti merged with Houston-based VeriCenter and he served on the Board of Directors until August of 2007 when the company was sold to SunGard.
A career-long entrepreneur, Tom founded Connect, an information technology consulting and services company, in 1986. Following Connect’s merger with Norstan in 1996, Kieffer served as its Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development until 1998. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota High Technology Association and is also a charter member of the Itasca Project. Tom is a board member and mentor to several technology startups, and is actively involved in helping better the innovation and startup environment in Minneapolis St. Paul. Tom is a licensed pilot and aviation enthusiast and serves on the Board of the MMOPA owner pilot association. Always a geek at heart he was awarded a technology device Patent in 1988 and authored the book, Get Connected, A Guide to Telecommunications in 1983. Tom is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and was a member of the Track and Field team.
Jamey Anderson, Executive Vice President of Delivery & Operations
Jamey Anderson is Virteva’s Executive Vice President of Delivery and Operations. In this role, Jamey is responsible for leading both the managed services and consulting business groups, along with oversight of Virteva’s internal operations. Jamey has been with the company since 2008.
Jamey has over 20 years of experience in technology leadership. Prior to Virteva, he spent almost half this time at ADC Telecommunications in various management roles, most recently as Director of Offshore Services, relocating to India and overseeing the design and execution of ADC’s technology shared services center. Jamey’s previous roles were managing business intelligence and ecommerce teams and systems, technology for ADC’s European operations, and corporate technology services. Jamey’s initial foray into IT was at ExecuTrain where he served as a senior technical instructor for Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Exchange, Systems Management Server, and SQL Server.
Jamey has been a featured speaker and panelist at technology events and has held various Novell and Microsoft certifications throughout his career. Outside the office, Jamey has a number of hobbies including aviation, hunting, and anything involving outdoor activities. Jamey enjoys supporting his two teenagers through tennis, volleyball, band, orchestra, and various music and theater events.
Dave Walstad, VP of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development for Virteva, Dave is the senior executive charged with developing Virteva’s strategic customer relationships. In addition, Dave is the point person for the development of the ServiceNow/Virteva channel partnership. Dave started with Virteva in 2010.
Dave has held sales and marketing leadership positions in IT for over 25 years for companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to startups. Prior to joining Virteva, Dave was EVP of Sales and Marketing for a data storage (SAN/NAS) startup and prior to that, led the successful launch of a SaaS company and the turnaround of a custom manufacturing business with operations in three midwest states.
At Virteva’s predecessor, Agiliti, Dave was VP of Sales and Marketing. Dave held key positions in Product Management, Marketing and Sales, and was part of the team that guided the business from start up in 1999 to successful sale in 2005. Prior to Agiliti, Dave worked at Connect Computer / Norstan as Director of Business Development and has also held sales leadership roles at ADC Telecommunications and Qwest Communications.
Dave is a graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota having earned a BS and MBA. He serves on the executive committee as a board member for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, is a past board member of the MSPAlliance, and is a member of the Boy Scouts Presidents Cabinet at Northern Star Council serving the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Craig Schmidtke, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Product Strategy
Craig Schmidtke is Virteva’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Product Strategy. In this role, Craig is tasked with expanding Virteva’s Managed and Professional Services Practices across the country and globally.
Craig has spent 20 years in the technology industry working for companies such as Connect Computer, Agiliti, VeriCenter, SoftBrands and Infor. Craig attended the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota on the Evans Scholarship, awarded by the Western Golf Association, where he obtained his BA in Business Management. Craig also attended the University of London and the London School of Economics through the Institute of European Studies (IES) program.
Craig is active in the local sports community serving as the head coach for variety of programs such as soccer, hockey, softball and golf. At the ripe young age of 14, Craig was awarded the title of “Junior Business Leader” by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune (now the Star Tribune). Fast forward to today, where Craig was deemed one of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s “Movers & Shakers” in the Twin Cities business community.
Patrick Krischel, Vice President of Consulting
Patrick is Virteva’s Vice President of Consulting. In this role, he is responsible for leading the team working with Virteva’s new and existing clients on the design and deployment of project solutions that solve their most pressing IT problems. Patrick has been with Virteva since its inception in 2005.
Patrick has spent 20 years in the technology industry working for companies such as Carlson Marketing Worldwide (CMW) and MotivAction. He first started doing application development work at CMW and eventually became a Lead Engineer in developing solutions for their clients. At MotivAction, Patrick was the Manager for Information Technology Delivery, and his team was responsible for the technical aspects of all internal and client solutions.
Patrick graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and received his Master’s of Science Software Engineering (MSSE) from the University of St. Thomas. During his spare time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, doing the cabin thing, and tinkering with woodworking and old Volkswagens.
Dan Rosedahl, Director of Managed Services
Dan Rosedahl is Virteva’s Director of Managed Services. In this role, Dan is responsible for leading the managed services business, including the 24x7x365 service operations center and engineering groups. Dan joined Virteva in 2013.
Prior to joining Virteva, Dan was the General Manager of Corporate Technologies from 2006 to 2013, a top 50 ranked managed services provider based in Minneapolis with five other national locations. In this role Dan had overall sales and delivery responsibility for the Minneapolis office including managed services, professional services, cloud services, and IT equipment sales. Dan’s interest in services and technology before Corporate Technologies stemmed from five years of previous experience in the resold telecom space where he held various management positions in service delivery, technology, and product management.
Dan has been recognized by the managed IT industry, including membership in the 2010 and 2011 Top 250 Global IT Managed Services People by MSPMentor and featured as a panelist for board member of technology organizations at local and national levels. Away from the office you will likely find Dan with his family at the lake, a ski hill, hunting, or generally enjoying any Minnesota season outside.
Ken Holec, Board Member & Chairman of the Board at Insite Software
Ken Holec has more than 30 years’ experience establishing strategy, leadership and execution for both private and public technology companies. In addition to serving as a director on Virteva’s board, Holec serves as Chairman of the Board for Insite Software, guiding Insite’s growth with a focus on strategy, organization and financial guidance. Holec formerly held the position of chief executive officer at Lawson Software, ShowCase, Peopleclick Inc., and most recently at Jobs2web, where he helped build the leading Software as a Service recruiting marketing platform, recently purchased for $110 million by SuccessFactors/SAP.
Tom Goodmanson, Board Member at Virteva, President & CEO of Calabrio
Tom Goodmanson is President and CEO of Calabrio, an innovative workforce optimization software provider based in Minneapolis, and has more than 20 years of experience leading fast growing dynamic software and technology companies. Since assuming the CEO position of Calabrio in 2009, Tom is credited with reinventing the company and its culture around a strategy to expand value and reach through new, innovative products, and remarkable customer experiences. Addressing the market need for simpler solutions to complex customer interaction challenges, Tom’s vision to redefine the standard for software ease-of-use has been instrumental in making Calabrio one of the fastest growing companies in the industry.
Prior to his role at Calabrio, Tom was a senior leader in several successful technology-based companies, including Gelco Information Network and Magenic Technologies.
Tom has a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.
Virteva’s investment in world class team, business processes, ITSM disciplines and work environment is ultimately only as good as the tools and partners we equip ourselves with.
CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS
CRN Next-Gen 250 List – 2015
Virteva has been honored with the CRN Next-Gen 250 distinction for the fifth year running. The annual list honors technology solution providers who are ahead of the curve when it comes to transforming their businesses to meet demands for emerging technologies such as cloud computing, software-defined networking, cybersecurity, hyper-converged infrastructure and big data.
Microsoft Gold and Silver Certifications – 2015
Virteva actively maintains a number of Microsoft certifications:
Gold Cloud Productivity, Silver Cloud Platform, Silver Datacenter, Silver Devices and Deployment, Silver Messaging, Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud
CRN MSP 500 List – 2014
Virteva has again been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.
100 Best Companies to Work for in 2012
In Minnesota Business magazine’s first annual competition, an independent research firm, Gilmore Research, gathered information via phone and email from over 5,700 employees representing hundreds of Minnesota-based companies. Key award criteria included visionary leadership, benefits, work environment, happy employees, and innovative training programs.
MSPmentor 501 Global MSP Ranking
Virteva has landed on Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). MSPmentor publishes global reports that recognize the world’s leading managed IT service providers, executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders.
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Virteva is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with highly developed competencies across Microsoft’s core IO solution platforms such as Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server, Windows XP, 7 & 8, Hyper-V, App-V, System Center 2012 and SQL 2012. Microsoft has chosen Virteva as a go-to partner in the upper mid-west states to work with directly on core infrastructure products.
Virteva participates in a number of programs, including the VTSP (Virtual Technology Specialist Program) which provides Virteva with inside connections and insights directly with the Product group levels within Microsoft. Our engineering teams consist of seasoned experts, VTS (Virtual Technology Specialists) and Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) — all elite members of a select group representing the technical community’s best and brightest.
Citrix Silver Partner
Silver Partner status with Citrix is based on a combination of completing sales and technical certifications, sales volume, successful customer deployments and a close working relationship with the local Citrix team.
Virteva maintains a close association with MSPAlliance, the world’s largest professional association and accrediting body for the managed services profession.
Minnesota High Tech Association
MHTA promotes the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota’s technology-based economy through advocacy, collaboration and education.
Work with an innovative team that honors customer satisfaction, encourages your growth and offers the opportunity to work with the latest Enterprise IT technologies. Teamwork is in our DNA. We know that top notch customer service and complex problem solutions can only be delivered through the sharing of skills, information and experiences. Our culture is built on promoting and rewarding our mutual success.
Virteva is a nationally recognized leader in providing IT Infrastructure Services and Solutions in support of diverse enterprise computing environments. Our clients range from Fortune 200 to mid-tier businesses, all highly dependent upon their IT infrastructure. We typically engage directly with our customers via team-centered projects. We also serve of customers via individual skills and smaller solutions, as well collaborating with key technology partners such as Microsoft, Citrix and Cisco, all of whom rely on us to architect, design, install and manage their solutions for our mutual customers.
Virteva offers great opportunities to its team members. As a Virteva team member, you work with and learn from colleagues who are among the most knowledgeable in the business. And you’ll work in partnership with the best from premier technology providers such as Microsoft, Citrix and Cisco. Our talented and diverse team, broad customer & community network and continuing growth will improve your rolodex as well as your resume.
Collaborate, Grow, Learn New Skills & Take on New Responsibilities
Delivering IT solutions at Virteva is a Team Sport. Every customer problem is a shared problem and every solution is the result of having vast technical resources at your disposal. Our clients and partners rely on our consultants to solve even the most oblique and challenging infrastructure issues. Collaboration is about sharing and mutual growth and you’ll get the satisfaction of helping others by applying your own unique skills and experiences to their project challenges.
Beyond technical accomplishment, Virteva looks for energetic self-starters with high integrity, excellent communication skills and the ability and desire to learn new technologies. Virteva focuses on IT Optimization, Security and Innovation, so the candidate must think strategically as well as perform well tactically. And teamwork, both internally as well as with our clients, is a critical success skill.
Because we thrive on the cutting edge of IT innovation, our Team Members are encouraged to constantly cross-train, learn and certify in the latest technologies, processes and leadership skills. Equally critical to our success, we’ll work with you to help you sharpen your critical consultative and communication skills as well.
Lastly, we enjoy what we do and we enjoy working together to accomplish our goals. If you want to work with the very best people in our industry and experience life in a company that understands the importance of the individual, the team, the community and satisfied customers, then please take time to explore Virteva.
We are constantly recruiting for a range of technologies that span our diverse Infrastructure Practice areas. We are looking for bright, capable people with high energy and integrity. If this is you, please submit your resume to email@example.com.
Why You Should Consider a Career with Virteva
- Surround yourself with the best and brightest minds in the industry
- Work in a highly collaborative culture
- Enjoy the support of every member of our team, who help guarantee your success
- Participate in continual technical training to keep you on the cutting edge
- Gain exposure to the latest technologies and continually changing environments
- Work with a management team that knows what you do because they did it too
- Enjoy the opportunity to advance in many directions: Technical, PM, Team Lead, Management
- Work with a company that has an aggressive and strategic vision
- Work with strong partners and access to a nationwide scope
We live or die on the strength and commitment of our people. Your opinions truly matter. Your ideas help shape our future.
We take pride in offering a competitive, well-balanced benefit program:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Prescription Plan
- Life Insurance
- Optional Life Insurance
- Short-term Disability
- Long-term Disability
- Team Member Incentive Plan
- Referral Bonus Program
- Company/Team performance bonus program
- Competitive Vacation and paid Holiday plan
- 401(k) Plan
- Section 125:
- Premium Conversion Plan
- Medical Care Expense Account
- Dependent Care Expense Account
The plan benefits, options, terms and conditions, and providers are subject to change based on industry trends and the needs of the company and our Team members.
Background Checks And Security Compliance
All employment offers are contingent upon applicant successfully completing background and drug screens.
Our clients trust us to secure and protect their information, and this is a job we take seriously. To that end, all employees are required to agree to follow our information security, privacy, and corporate policies and standards, and review these policies annually.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Virteva is an equal opportunity and FMLA employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Thank you for considering employment opportunities with Virteva!