About Us

 

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing are relatively new trends and can be complex. You want to work with a company that has depth and experience and has seen it all. 

 

Wizmo is one of the few companies that has been there from the beginning. With an exclusive focus on partnering with application developers to enable a SaaS offering, we have built deep expertise on technical and business issues.

 

With 10 years of experience in Cloud Computing and SaaS, Wizmo is uniquely positioned to serve you.

 

Mission

 

Our mission is simple: help you achieve your business goals by delivering a software-as-a-service offering that closely aligns your costs with your revenue stream.

 

We do this by providing a fully-managed hosting solution that lowers costs and relieves you of day-to-day operational activities, allowing you to focus on developing and selling your software solutions.

 

History

 

Wizmo is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. Founded in 1993, Wizmo became a pioneer in the SaaS industry in 2001 when we delivered our first cloud application architecture for a Fortune 500 company. We have been creating, delivering and managing successful SaaS environments for our partners for more than 10 years.

 

Wizmo hosts Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Electronic Medical Records, Physical Practice Management, Financial, and line-of-business applications including Construction Estimating and Bidding across a wide range of industries. Over the years, we have worked with a large spectrum of applications, user profiles, business requirements, and technology choices.

 

Management Team

 

Brad Balogh, President & CEO

With a distinguished record of leading technology innovation to serve customers' business objectives, Mr. Balogh serves as President and CEO of Wizmo. He was previously President and CEO of LSC, Inc., a provider of high performance storage software that was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2001. Mr. Balogh served in senior management and finance roles at Cray Research, the pioneer of supercomputing where he was tapped to be a founding member of the team that formed Cray Business Systems Division, a start-up within Cray that eventually became a multibillion dollar business. He started his career with Control Data Corporation. Mr. Balogh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. 

 

Kathy Holtz, CFO

Ms. Holtz serves as Chief Financial Officer for Wizmo, a role that is critical in supporting the company's objective to match customers' technology needs with their business objectives. Her extensive experience in high-tech finance, audit, international accounting, corporate planning, and information systems strengthen that objective as they enable a closer relationship between the company and its customers. Ms. Holtz served as an officer at LSC, Inc, and in finance management roles at Cray Research and Jostens, Inc. She has an accounting degree from the College of St. Benedict and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

 

Damon Durand, CTO

Mr. Durand is the Chief Technology Officer at Wizmo. He has led the company's technology practice for more than 10 years. With nearly 20 years of professional IT experience, more than half of which is focused on cloud computing and SaaS, he is an authority in highly-available/highly-scalable IT infrastructure. Mr. Durand introduced the now-proven methodolgy that is used by Wizmo to provide a successful SaaS infrastructure service, bringing together the requirements of robust application development with networking, multi-tenancy, security, and system management.

 

Nancee Melby, EVP, Business Development

As Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Wizmo, Ms. Melby represents the voice of the customer and assures that Wizmo's offerings are designed to match customers' requirements. Ms. Melby has a wide range of expertise in product marketing, engineering management, program management and professional services with stints at Shavlik Technologies, Sun Microsystems, LSC, Inc., and Cray Research. Ms. Melby is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

 

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