From the day it was founded in 1991 by local entrepreneur Tom Salonek, Intertech has been a company with an important difference: unwavering commitment to customers, employees and the broader community through excellent work, smart workplace and financial management, and creative philanthropic involvement.
Intertechʼs unwavering commitment has been rewarded with highly loyal customers and employees, which has fueled the companyʼs impressive growth. Under the leadership of CEO Salonek and Intertech Partner Ryan McCabe, Intertech has grown into a technology powerhouse that puts people first. On track for over $15 million in revenue for 2014, Intertech is the largest combined software developer training company and research-supported consulting firm in Minnesota.
Intertech designs and develops software solutions that power Fortune 500 businesses, mid-sized companies and state government. Intertech also works with major organizations such as NASA, Medtronic, Microsoft, the Mayo Foundation, and Intel around the United States helping their IT professionals to learn and use technology.
With the companyʼs expansion, hiring has been steady. Today there are over 80 employees working under the Intertech "umbrella." Salonek and McCabe expect those numbers to continue increasing. A new 13,000-square-foot building in Eagan, Minnesota was purchased and renovated by Intertech and completed in 2012. That space already is “getting tight,” which is why Intertech recently purchased an adjacent lot next to Intertechʼs current headquarters at 1575 Thomas Center Drive.
Intertech team members are frequently published in magazines, online websites, and are requested to speak at conferences. CEO Tom Salonek published the book, “Building a Winning Business” in 2011, which summarizes the successful management practices used at Intertech, as well as lessons learned through his executive education work at Harvard School of Business and MIT Sloan.
The Intertech Foundation focuses on two major areas when considering grant applications:
The results of an internal customer satisfaction survey presented to over 4000 Intertech students and consulting clients during the year 2005 and 2006 illustrates what you can expect when you work with Intertech.
Intertech has received more than 35 state and national awards. One dozen awards were for being a great place to work, including being a finalist in the prestigious Wall Street Journal award for “Winning Workplaces” and the Minnesota 2008 Minnesota Work Life Champion Award, for promoting healthy work and life balance. Intertech also has received 16 awards for fast growth, five awards for being a “top company” and several other awards for community impact, and sound financial and communications practices. In 2005 Salonek was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” top leaders in Minnesota.
Intertech was named the #1 mid-sized employer in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine in 2012. Intertech is an nine-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota award, a finalist in the Wall Street Journalʼs Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a multi-year winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award.
Intertech has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Upsize, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business. Intertech is on the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. Federal government and a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is a Microsoft Gold Partner.
Intertech frequently is listed in “fast growth,” “top,” and “best” lists including: