Simplicity and Success
We value simplicity, managed innovation, and financial return for our clients. We come from a variety of industries, disciplines, experience levels, and personalities. We're open-minded, thoughtful, balanced, always looking to improve, and enjoy challenges. Some of us are bright business minds, some are live-and-breath-code geeks, and some both. Ardec's diversity enables us to quickly adapt to client needs, handle challenges, and deliver. Then celebrate success together.
President, Principal Consultant
Erik is President of Ardec and a Principal Consultant. Erik is a trusted name in executive circles when it comes to business and technology management. His rare combination of business and technical capability builds confidence in engagements when investment dollars are on the line...plans get clear, teams unite, work gets done, outcomes achieved. He loves to ideate, strategize, whiteboard, execute, and capture opportunities for his clients while collaborating with an extensive network of talented business and technical professionals. Erik is an alumnus of Duke University (MBA) and Brigham Young University (BSEE).
Chief Operating Officer
Anita is Ardec's Chief Operating Officer, co-founder with her husband Erik, and Practice Manager for the Talent Management Practice. Anita continues to manage Ardec's HR, Finance, Accounting, Billing, and other key business functions. Anita is an alumnus of Utah Valley University (BA).
Principal Consultant, Ardec University
Alan has extensive breath and depth of experience in management and technology including multiple CXO posts. He's provided strong leadership across commercial, government, and non-profit organizations. He has a passion for strengthening large organizations technology management capability including a pragmatic approach to technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Alan is an alumnus of Brigham Young University with a MS in Computer Science. He also holds degrees in Computer Science from Longwood University and Mechanical Engineering from BYU Idaho.
Principal Consultant, Cloud Native Architecture
Chris is an industry expert in cloud native architecture. Chris advises Ardec clients on microservices, enterprise containers, and other modern development and integration patterns. Chris is a recognized thought leader, MVP blogger, author, and former Gartner Analyst. Chris is an alumnus of The George Washington University (BSEE).
Director of Marketing
Tiera is a rising star in marketing, brand management, SEO, social networking, and media production management. Her experience extends across several industries including travel and tourism, food services, real estate, print production, supply chain management, design, and chocolate. Tiera is an alumnus of Utah State University with a BS in Marketing.
Salesforce Practice Manager
A big name and well respected in the Utah Salesforce community, Ben has 8+ years leading the design, development, implementation, and maintenance over global client/corporate-scale projects. He has extensive experience and certifications across the Salesforce platform. Ben and his rockstar team get Salesforce delivering its maximum value for your team and the results you expect. Ben is an alumnus of Weber State with a BS in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
Risk and Security Practice Manager
CISSP, CRISC, SANS GSEC, CCSK, CFE, ITILv3
Matt provides STRENGTH. He does this in security and risk management by listening, speaking a little (but mostly listening), building relationships, problem solving, identifying weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and broken processes, making other peoples' jobs easier, and executive reporting on progress and risk. Ultimately, his recommendations and guiding efforts realize executive team objectives. Matt is an alumnus of the University of Utah with a BA and MSIS in Information Systems.
Business, Functional, Design Analyst
Nichol has exceptional ability to listen to business discussion and clarify requirements, outcomes, and objectives in a simple manner. She uses this ability to help take great ideas to business value. She has worked across hundreds of projects including Web design, COTS, custom development, technology selection, strategic planning, CRM, Finance, startup, change management, and many more. Nichol is an alumnus of Westminster College with a BA in Business.
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