A Leading IT Consulting Firm

We ensure client success by recommending and implementing elegant, carefully vetted solutions to complex problems.

Below, explore who we are, what we believe, and how we'll help you achieve your goals.

Our Mission

As an IT systems integration & consulting firm, it’s our mission to enable better organizational outcomes for our clients. More efficiency, security, connection, and advancement.

Our Values

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

What Sets Us Apart

We're not like anybody else. Over the years, we've honed a unique approach that ensures our clients' success, both within the IT department and the organization as a whole.

We’re often the first to bring East and West Coast-born technologies to innovative clients across the Midwest.

We’re not tech agnostic — we’re too opinionated for that! We know what works, and we’ve carefully vetted a portfolio of recommended solutions.

Our clients are the priority, and we represent their best interests to vendors. We only recommend products if we’re sure they’re the best option.

Here, we take our values seriously; they guide our interactions and decisions. When we embody our values, we deliver better solutions.

Embracing the Pivot

The Evolution of AE Business Solutions
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1949 | Meet Lettercraft Press
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1970s | A New, Digital Era
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1990s | Broadening Its Reach
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1959 | The First Evolution
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1980s | Another Well-Timed Pivot
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Today | A Leading Consulting Firm

Embracing the Pivot

The Evolution of AE Business Solutions
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
1949 | Meet Lettercraft Press
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
1959 | The First Evolution
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
1970s | A New, Digital Era
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
1980s | Another Well-Timed Pivot
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
1990s | Broadening Its Reach
The arrow from the AEBS logo mark.
Today | A Leading Consulting Firm

Meet the Leadership Team

We can't wait to work with you!

Rick Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
John Harris
President
Matt Blanchard
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
John Urbanek
Senior Director of Solutions Architecture & Engineering
Morgan King
Director of Marketing
LQ McDonald III
Director of Data Intelligence & Project Management
Joseph Mattioli
Director of Sales Operations - East District
Riley Ruegsegger
Director of Sales Operations – Central District
Amy Ragatz
Director of Finance and Operations
Carrie Dawson
Director of Service Delivery
Sue Schneider
Account Coordinator Lead
John Moser
Principal Solutions Architect, Security Practice Lead
Justin Bell
Infrastructure Practice Lead
Dan Placek
Principal Solutions Architect, Cloud Practice Lead
Corey Rockwell
Manager of Talent Acquisition

AE Cares:
Supporting Community

Through AE Cares, a charitable branch of AE Business Solutions, we give back to our communities by supporting local food pantries, helping our veterans, and preserving and protecting the environment. We also join the fight for racial equality, speaking loudly with those whose voices have historically been ignored.

Career Opportunities

We pride ourselves on a positive, collaborative work environment where team members are supported in their growth.