AE Business Solutions is a leading IT Integration and Workforce Management company serving enterprise organizations throughout the Midwest.


Our mission is to provide our clients with the right combination of information technology and people to deliver innovative solutions that create a competitive advantage for their organization.

When you invest in technology or consulting with AE Business Solutions, you gain a partnership with a company that is dedicated to your success and committed to the long-term support and service of your technology investment.  We look forward to the opportunity to serve you, now and well into the future.

Key Differentiation

  • Enterprise Portfolio 
  • Client First Approach
  • Innovative
  • Proven Track Record 
  • Specialized Skills
  • Best of Breed Partners 

history of AE business solutions

AE Business Solutions was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in September of 1949 as Lettercraft Press Incorporated. Located on University Avenue, Lettercraft Press provided custom printing, stationery and business forms for clients throughout the Madison area. Some key customers were the University of Wisconsin, Oscar Mayer, Ray-O-Vac, National Guardian Life and Mautz Paint.

In 1959, the company's name changed to Accounting Equipment Corporation to reflect a shift in technology and focus on electro-mechanical devices that provided the basis for data processing capability. Some notable business partners at that time were Burroughs, Olivetti and National Cash Register. Some of the larger point of sale installations were at Roundy’s, Piggly Wiggly, Rocky Rococo, Manchester’s and Shopko.

The advent of mini and microcomputers in the 70’s offered the opportunity to get into the software business and hire the first computer programmers. Initial customers of customized computing solutions were The State of Wisconsin, American Family Insurance and UW Madison.

In 1985, the Microcomputer Group was formed to focus on the emerging personal computer market. The business grew into the distributed and networked computer market throughout the 80’s. To reflect the emphasis on solving customers business problems with integrated technology solutions, the name was changed to AE Business Solutions in 1986. The Milwaukee office was opened in 1987 and the company began its journey to becoming one of region's top providers.

Today, AE is one of the area’s largest IT companies, with the privilege to work with a prestigious group of organizations across the Midwest.  Our corporate headquarters are in Madison, Wisconsin, with regional offices in Milwaukee, Appleton (Fox Valley) and Wausau, Wisconsin. 


  • Work Hard & Work Smart 
  • Laugh & Have Fun 
  • Propose Solutions
  • Listen & Ask Questions
  • Take Ownership & Show Respect  
  • Client First Mentality 
  • Care For Your Family 
  • Engage Locally
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Practice Honesty & Integrity

Executive Team

Portraits by Adam Lapekes

Rick Gordon


Dave Wierzba
VP of Business Development


John Harris
Chief Operating Officer, VP of Sales


Amy Ragatz
Director of Operations


Jeanne Blachowicz
Director of Sales and Marketing


Matthew Brundage
Director of Professional & Managed Services    

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