Intertech is a leading Twin Cities based software development consulting firm and the largest software developer training company in Minnesota. Local entrepreneur Tom Salonek founded the company in 1991.
Intertech designs and develops software solutions for state government and mid-sized corporations. The company also creates pre-packaged software that powers Fortune 500 businesses, as well as systems for state government. Intertech works with NASA, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Intel and other major companies around the United States helping them learn and use technology.
Intertechʼs technical team frequently publishes books in the Intertech Instructor Series through a partnership with Apress in Berkley, California. The Intertech Instructor Series includes best-selling technology training books on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.
A typical Intertech engagement involves leadership in thought, process, and teams. With our consulting and training staff tasked to maintain an ever-changing understanding of the newest technologies, it is imperative that each member of Intertech exhibits leadership and keen decision- making. At Intertech, everyone must lead. Intertechʼs leadership team has a practical approach and a proven record of success. The leaders of Intertech are:
Mr. Salonek was named one of Minnesotaʼs Top Business Leaders under 40. Intertech has been
named twice to INC 500ʼs list of fastest growing companies, and is also a seven-time winner of the
Business Journalʼs Best Places to Work award. In 2003, he founded the Intertech Foundation to
financially assist families with critically ill children.
He has completed executive education at the Harvard School of Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a past instructor at the University of St. Thomas Management Center. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas. Salonek has written more than 50 articles on business, leadership and technology, and is the author of the book Building a Winning Business.
Mr. McCabe has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas and has completed executive education at the Harvard School of Business. Under his leadership, Intertech has earned local and national recognition for sales growth. This has included recognition by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing firms in America, by Forbes Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology firms in America, and The Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest-growing firms in Minnesota.
Mr. Brenner earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and has completed executive education at the Harvard School of Business. Prior to Intertech, he held finance-related positions with Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard and Northwest Airlines.
Tom Helvick brings over 25 years of IT development and management experience to his Director of Operations role at Intertech. He has oversight of the over 90 information technology professionals in Intertech’s consulting operation.
Mr. Helvick has experience with leading teams, coaching, consulting practices, managing large development organizations, developing best practices, service offering creation, and delivery, vendor evaluation, independent verification and validation of work products. These experiences are built up from working at Deloitte Consulting, Ceridian, GMAC-ResCap, Wolters Kluwer touching the Public Sector, Financial, HCM, Payroll, IAM and Consulting industries.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and has completed executive education at Harvard School of Business.
In 2003, Intertech, Inc. formed the Intertech Foundation, a nonprofit (501) private foundation for the provision of financial support to families of terminally ill children. Tom Salonek, his wife Linda, and Intertech partner Ryan McCabe comprise the Intertech Foundation board. Its charter calls for grants to be presented to Minnesota families who need financial assistance to fulfill last wishes, as well as help with costs associated with hospitalization, respite care, and other considerations.
Since 2003, Intertech has contributed over $175,000 to the Intertech Foundation. The Intertech Foundation works with Crescent Cove located in Minneapolis, MN in making grants to families with terminally ill children.
Intertechʼs unwavering commitment has been rewarded with highly loyal customers and employees, which has fueled the companyʼs impressive growth. Intertech has grown into a technology powerhouse that puts people first. With continued year over year growth, Intertech is the largest combined software development consulting and training firm in Minnesota.
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.
Intertechʼs unique combination of research and real-world expertise has provided our team members with the fortunate experience of working with some of the worldʼs most significant companies, including NASA, HP, Medtronic, Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Target and many others.Intertech's Clients
Intertechʼs elite group incorporates a trusted leadership team, a network that can be counted on, and the expertise to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction. Listed on the following pages are the results collected from three different surveys:
The following results were collected by an outside market research firm. Below, Intertech's results are compared with normative data from over 3,000 employees. 76% of Intertech employees were polled.
The following comments are just a few collected by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal while surveying for the "Best Places to Work" edition.
“By far the best place I have ever worked. Great communicators, great repeat customers, great brand marketing. I feel this organization genuinely cares for me as a person and values me as an asset every day.”
“I really love working -in- Intertech. Not -with- Intertech, but working -as part of- Intertech. I feel as though I am the IN in INtertech.”
“Intertech consistently fosters open and positive communication between workers and between management and employees. This is especially challenging in a consulting organization where most are working off site at client offices.“
“Intertech's focus on technology leadership gives me the opportunity to grow as a leader and architect.”
“I have never experienced a workplace like Intertech. The Owners and Management have created a unique environment. If I could define a workplace of my dreams, I could not have imagined it would be as good as Intertech.”
”Intertech has given me the experience of a lifetime. From ongoing training opportunities to our technology leadership that helps us land fantastic projects, Intertech is truly a great place to work.
Listed below are the results of an ongoing survey completed by more than 13,000 Intertech students and consulting clients.
Question: Would you use Intertech again?
Response: 99.60% answered "Yes"
Question: Would you refer Intertech to others?
Response: 99.75% answered "Yes"
Question: Are you happy with Intertech?
Response: 99.60% answered "Yes"
Because Intertechʼs research and development professionals create the majority of new courseware for our training division, Intertech consultants not only have access to our thought leaders, they have access to new technologies before they are released. This ongoing cycle of information keeps Intertechʼs professionals current and provides our clients with some of the top minds in technology.
Below is a list of Intertech's areas of expertise:
Intertech holds the following certifications:
Intertech is the founder and sponsor of the Twin Cities Java User Group (TCJUG) and one of the first Azure user groups in America. Expanding on these great forums, Intertech offers free learning events and expertise through live webinars, on-site forums, and the Intertech blog.
Intertech founded the Twin Cities Java User Group over a decade ago, and continues to sponsor and hold monthly user group meetings today.
Oxygen Blasts are free seminars/webinars that cover the essence of a topic and provide software development professionals the information they need to (1) make decisions about, and (2) clarify common misunderstandings with new and existing technologies.