Our team drives innovative technology solutions.
Faced with the fast-paced changes in technology and challenging requirements, our management team works together to develop cutting-edge technology solutions for our clients. Always striving for excellence, they collaborate with their teams to continually look for ways to improve the client experience. At Evolving Solutions, client partnership is a top priority. From developing long-term relationships to implementing technology solutions, our management team looks for ways to truly support our customers and keep them ahead of the competition.
JAIME GMACHPRESIDENT AND CEO
Jaime Gmach co-founded Evolving Solutions almost 25 years ago, and continues to lead the company today as its President and CEO. Together with the extended Evolving Solutions team, Jaime has built the company into a leading technology solution provider focused on helping enterprise clients modernize and automate their mission-critical infrastructure to support digital transformation.
In conjunction with a continued focus on the delivery of modern infrastructure solutions, Evolving Solutions is investing in the development of new and innovative business practices to support clients’ success on their journey toward a hybrid cloud operating model.
In addition to Evolving Solutions, Jaime founded Keyva, a services organization focused on cloud automation, orchestration and DevOps in 2018.
One of Jaime’s true passions in life is giving back to the communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. He has led multiple Evolving Solutions and Keyva philanthropic initiatives in which the companies provided technology, financial and labor support to charitable organizations throughout the region.
BO GEBBIEVICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, SERVICES AND MARKETING
Bo Gebbie joined Evolving Solutions in January, 2017 as the Vice President of Sales, Services and Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the sales, pre-sales services, post-sales consulting and marketing pillars within the organization. He is a member of the Executive and Management Teams, and represents the organization externally on vendor and partner Advisory Councils.
Bo and team develop the quarterly and annual sales strategies/targets, services offerings, marketing programs and cross-team KPIs. Additionally, Bo leads senior level relationships with key principals at clients, manufacturers and other technology organizations.
Before joining Evolving Solutions, Bo was an IBM executive, serving last as Vice President of Server Solution Sales, North America. In that role, he had sales and profit responsibility for a $3B portfoilio across Power Systems, z Systems and the Server Linux brands. Prior to that, Bo was the Business Unit Executive, Power Systems Sales, North America.
Bo has a finance degree from the University of Evansville and an MBA from Creighton University. He is the president of the board of Nebraska HOBY Youth Leadership; chairperson of the University of Evansville Board of Visitors; and a member of the Educational Foundation of Lambda Chi Alpha Board of Directors and Hanscom Park Church finance board.https://twitter.com/BoGebbie?lang=en
JOEL WYTTENHOVEVICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCE
Joel Wyttenhove has over 30 years of operations and financial experience in the technology industry. Joel’s career began as a Certified Public Accountant, where he specialized in tax and strategic planning for small to mid-sized businesses. He then worked as the CFO of a Minneapolis-based IBM business partner. In this position, Joel oversaw 100% growth while the company transitioned from a hardware distributor to a software and services systems integrator. Drawing from these experiences, Joel started his own business to create, design, sell and support a visionary ERP solution. This solution is used by over 75 companies throughout the computer technology distribution industry.
Starting in 2001, Joel joined Evolving Solutions as the controller, and in 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Finance. Based upon his past experiences, Joel brings a wealth of knowledge into the financial controls, reporting and strategic planning business functions.
SUSANNA WOODSDIRECTOR OF SALES
Susanna Woods joined Evolving Solutions in January 2018 as Director of Sales, with 30 years of experience in a variety of marketing, sales and sales leadership roles. As Director of Sales, Susanna is responsible for developing and executing all sales strategies at Evolving Solutions.
Prior to joining Evolving Solutions, Susanna was most recently the Director of Commercial Sales at IBM, where she was responsible for sales and profit for IBM’s distribution clients across the entire IBM portfolio of solutions. Susanna is passionate about the development of next generation talent, and serves as a mentor to many early career professionals.
Susanna is married with 3 children and lives in Medina, MN. She is an active member of Wayzata Community Church, where she served for 3 years as a member of the Board of Deacons. She also serves on the board for the Minnesota High Tech Association.
MICHAEL DOWNSCHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Michael joined Evolving Solutions in 2014 to develop solutions for our clients across hardware and software, both on and off premise. He brings over 18 years of creating architectures to solve complex business problems including big data, high performance computing, integration, automation and end user computing. His broad technology, business and industry experience provides valuable perspective to our clients working to implement innovative technologies to support their success.
As Chief Technology Officer, Michael leads our team of experts focused on helping our clients solve their most challenging problems. He also evaluates emerging and disruptive technologies to bring the real world experience of the Evolving Solutions team to help our client’s business.https://twitter.com/emeldi
HEATHER LENORTDIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Heather came to Evolving solutions in 2016 and brings experience from an array of industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Cloud State University and is an active member in the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
With more than 15 years of experience, Heather strives to capture the spirit of human resources through a desire to continually improve working conditions. From general development tactics to recruiting talent, developing benefit plans to experimenting with new HR tech tools and making HR processes more efficient, Heather is always looking to raise the bar and be a team champion to take people or processes to the next level.
When Heather isn’t looking to improve company and employee conditions, she spends a lot of her time volunteering with local athletic organizations.
Alissa brings her accounting skills and passion for organizational improvement and growth to the Evolving Solutions executive team. In addition to handling the normal stuff like financial reporting, budgeting, audits, contracting, etc. she helps build out the accounting backbone of Evolving Solutions, looking at systems, processes and teams for opportunities to improve and grow.
Majoring in accounting, Alissa graduated from The College of Saint Scholastica in 2000. She spent time in public accounting at a small firm and then went on to spend the rest of her career working in multiple industries, including in software firms, where she has extensive experience with both on-prem and SaaS. Her experience ranges from start-ups to well-established organizations.
Alissa lives in a small-town west of the Twin cities with her husband and three kids. Much of her free time is spent being a sports mom (couriering kids back and forth and keeping track of busy schedules), but when she’s not doing that, she enjoys being out on the lake, going for walks, and just spending time with her family.
BETH NAFFZIGERDIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Beth Naffziger joined Evolving Solutions in 2019 as Director of Marketing. In this role, she is responsible to shape the marketing strategy and build brand equity. She drives the marketing and communications efforts, including digital marketing, partnership marketing, messaging, creative and strategy.
Prior to joining Evolving Solution, Beth served in various marketing and brand management roles in consumer products, retail and helped develop marketing strategies and processes for start-ups.
Beth holds a Master of Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. She volunteers with many organizations, including helping students with post-college goals and organizations that support the welfare of animals.
JASON BLAKEDIRECTOR OF SERVICE DELIVERY
Jason joined Evolving Solutions in 2020 and brings over 20 years of technology experience to the organization. In Jason’s role as Director of Service Delivery, he is responsible for all consulting and professional services engagements with our clients. Jason’s team has a wide background of experience across hybrid cloud, data center and software solutions.
Prior to joining Evolving Solutions, Jason held other services leadership roles at technology organizations. He has developed deep skills around offering management, service delivery, strategy and technology transformation.
Jason graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.