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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.

Company Growth

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 continued growth in 2017, Intertech is the largest combined software development consulting and training firm in Minnesota.

What We Do

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.

Hiring

With the companyʼs expansion, hiring has been steady. Today there are over 80 employees working under the Intertech "umbrella". Intertech’s headquarters are a state-of-the-art 13,000-square-foot building in a suburb of St. Paul (Eagan), Minnesota.

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Published: The 100 Building Blocks for Business Leadership

Intertech team members are frequently published in magazines, online websites, and are requested to speak at conferences. In 2016, Agate Publishing launched a book by Intertech CEO Tom Salonek. The book, “The 100 Building Blocks for Business Leadership” outlines 100 successful management practices that are used at Intertech as well as learned at Salonek’s executive education study at Harvard School of Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Exceptional Customer Satisfaction

  • Would you use Intertech again? 99.55% Answered Yes.
  • Are you happy with Intertech? 99.55% Answered Yes.
  • Would you refer Intertech to others? 99.70% Answered Yes.

The results of an internal customer satisfaction survey presented to over 4000 Intertech students and consulting clients. An illustration of what you can expect when you work with Intertech.

Philanthropy

The Intertech Foundation focuses on two major areas when considering grant applications. These areas include families with terminally ill children and students engaged with science/technology learning.

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Award Winning Company

Intertech has received more than 50 state and national awards. Over 20 awards were for being a great place to work, including being one of the top 10 consulting firms in America by Consulting Magazine and one of the top 30 tech employers in the nation by Fortune magazine. In addition, Intertech also has received awards for fast growth, being a “top company”, and community impact. In the past, Intertech’s CEO was recognized by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” top leaders in Minnesota.

Intertech has been named the #1 mid-sized employer in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine in 2012 and 2014 and was named the #1 employer in 2014 by The Star Tribune (50-150 employee category).  Intertech is a thirteen-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota award, and a multi-year winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award.

On a national scale, Intertech has been a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, a finalist in the Wall Street Journalʼs Winning Workplaces award, and recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Workplace for Flexibility and a Best Workplace for Technology.

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 is a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Intertech frequently is listed in “fast growth,” “top,” and “best” lists including:

Minnesota Business Builder of the Year
UpSize Magazine
Best Small IT Consulting Firms to Work For in North America
Consulting Magazine
Fastest Growing Firm in Minnesota
Minnesota Technology Fast 50
4 x
Top 100 Workplace Special Award Winner
Star Tribune
Top 25 Web Development Firms
The Business Journal
2 x
Fastest Growing Firm in America
Forbes ASAP
2 x
Top 25 Computer Training Firms
The Business Journal
3 x
Top Computer Training Firms
Twin Cities Business Monthly
Great Places to Work
The Business Journal
13 x
Finance & Operation Best Practices Winner
UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards
40 Under 40
The Business Journal
One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America
Inc. 5000
9 x
Minnesota Work Life Champion Award Winner
Minnesota Work Life Champion
Winning Workplaces finalist
The Wall Street Journal
Healthiest Employer
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and OptumHealth
Fastest Growing Privately Held Firms In US
PCI Entrex
4 x
100 Top Employers
Minnesota Business Magazine
5 x
Top Workplaces Award
Star Tribune
5 x
Community Impact Finalist
UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards
Communications Finalist
UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards
Press Room
  • 2017 The Business Journal, Top 25 Software Development Firms
  • 2017 Minnesota Business Magazine, 100 Top Employers
  • 2017 Upsize Magazine, Business Builder of the Year
  • 2017 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (13 time winner)
  • 2017 Star Tribune, Top Workplaces Award (five time winner)
  • 2016 Minnesota Business Magazine, 100 Top Employers
  • 2016 Fortune Magazine, Best Workplace for Flexibility (7th Place)
  • 2016 Fortune Magazine, Best Workplaces For Technology (5th Place)
  • 2016 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (12 time winner)
  • 2016 The Business Journal, Top 25 Web Development Firms
  • 2016 Star Tribune, Top Workplaces Award (four time winner)
  • 2015 Minnesota Business Magazine, 100 Top Employers
  • 2015 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (11 time winner)
  • 2015 The Business Journal, Top 25 Web Development Firms
  • 2015 Star Tribune, Top Workplaces Award (three time winner)
  • 2014 Minnesota Business Magazine, 1st 100 Top Employers
  • 2014 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (ten time winner)
  • 2014 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America (nine time winner)
  • 2014 Star Tribune, Top 100 Workplace Special Award Winner (Ethics)
  • 2014 Star Tribune, Top Workplaces Award (first place in category)
  • 2013 Consulting Magazine, 8th Best IT Consulting Firms to Work For in North America
  • 2013 Consulting Magazine, 1st Employee Morale
  • 2013 Ernst & Young, CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2013 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (nine time winner)
  • 2013 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America (eight time winner)
  • 2012 Minnesota Business Magazine, 1st 100 Top Employers, #1 Mid-Sized Company Winner
  • 2012 The Business Journal, Fast 50 growth firm (three time winner)
  • 2012 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (eight time winner)
  • 2012 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America (seven time winner)
  • 2012 Star Tribune, Top Workplaces Award (eighth place in category)
  • 2011 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (seven time winner)
  • 2011 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America (six time winner)
  • 2010 PCI Entrex, 4th Quarter "Entrex Growth Awards"
  • 2010 PCI Entrex, 3rd Quarter "Entrex Growth Awards"
  • 2010 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (six time winner)
  • 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and OptumHealth, Healthiest Employer
  • 2009 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (five time winner)
  • 2009 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America
  • 2009 The Wall Street Journal, Winning Workplaces finalist (one of 35 in America)
  • 2008 UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards, Communications Finalist
  • 2008 PCI Entrex, Fastest Growing Privately held firm in US (Q4)
  • 2008 PCI Entrex, Fastest Growing Privately held firm in US (Q3)
  • 2008 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (four time winner)
  • 2008 Minnesota Work Life Champion, Award Winner For Promoting Healthy Work and Life Balance
  • 2008 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America
  • 2007 UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards, Community Impact Finalist
  • 2007 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work (three time winner)
  • 2007 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America
  • 2006 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work, 10th in Minnesota
  • 2006 The Business Journal, Top 25 Software Development Firms
  • 2005 The Business Journal, 40 Under 40, CEO named as one of the top business leaders under 40
  • 2005 UpSize Magazine - Business Builder Awards, Finance & Operation Best Practices Winner
  • 2004 The Business Journal, Great Places to Work, top 20 in Minnesota (actual ranking not released)
  • 2003 Minnesota Technology Fast 50, 33rd Fastest Growing Firm in Minnesota
  • 2003 The Business Journal, Top 25 Computer Training Firms, 6th Largest Firm in Minnesota
  • 2003 Twin Cities Business Monthly, Top Computer Training Firms, 4th Largest Firm in Minnesota
  • 2002 Minnesota Technology Fast 50, 16th Fastest Growing Firm in Minnesota
  • 2002 The Business Journal, Top 25 Computer Training Firms, 9th Largest Firm in Minnesota
  • 2001 Forbes ASAP, 440th Fastest Growing Firm in America
  • 2001 Minnesota Technology Fast 50, 11th Fastest Growing Firm in Minnesota
  • 2001 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America
  • 2001 The Business Journal, Top 25 Computer Training Firms, 16th Largest Firm in Minnesota
  • 2000 Forbes ASAP, 335th Fastest Growing Firm in America
  • 2000 Minnesota Technology Fast 50, 16th Fastest Growing Firm in Minnesota
  • 2000 Inc. 5000, One of the Fastest Growing Firms in America