About MANIFEST Technology

You need MANIFEST Technology.

MANIFEST Technology invites you to the convergence of genius IT and critical business solutions. When you turn to MANIFEST Technology, you receive:

  • Clear vision and laser focus on customized solutions that meet your needs and address your concerns
  • Industry best practices, standards, and legal acumen accessed through membership in the TechServe Alliance, a nationwide collaboration of IT consulting firms
  • Dramatically expanded search success through national recruiting and innovative recruiting processes
  • Dedicated international Off-Shore Delivery Manager and team in Hyderabad, India working collaboratively with MANIFEST’s On-Shore Delivery Manager in the U.S.
  • Proven experience for discernment and wisdom in addressing challenges and providing results
  • Immediacy that your situation demands and the quality you deserve
  • A strong background in complex compliance-driven industries such as healthcare and insurance
  • A company culture that addresses challenges proactively while maintaining an emphasis on sensitivity, tenacity, and outcome
  • Agile, local, veteran-owned and Minnesota-based firm that reflects a Midwest work ethic while maintaining the capabilities of a company with global reach

At MANIFEST Technology, we know that the value of IT increases in direct proportion to the talent of the team. Let us show you how.

Where strategy, technology and innovation converge.

At a time when the marketplace and technology are rapidly evolving, when seamless, ongoing IT systems operations have become complex and essential, when optimizing your success is only possible with exceptionally talented technical consultants possessing superior soft skills, you need an experienced dependable partner to meet your Business and IT Consulting needs.

At MANIFEST Technology, we know that the value of IT increases in direct proportion to the talent of the team. Let us show you how.
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Meet Our Team

MANIFEST Technology is proud of its history as one of the metro’s most reputable and respected Business and IT Consulting Firms. Our team of experienced, reliable, and talented leaders make it their priority to support your success. We encourage you to “meet” our team by reviewing their bios posted below.

John Nesser
John NesserChief Executive Officer / Director of Delivery
John Nesser has over 20 years of experience locating superior talent within the IT business community at both a local and national level. He brings 10 years of hands on custom development experience, primarily in the Microsoft windows and web environment along with a solid understanding of the SDLC. John held the position as Staffing Manager at Systems Group, an Inc500 consulting firm, from start up until the sale of the company. He has worked for both smaller consulting firms as well as national staffing organizations. He has experience staffing within the consulting industry as well as traditional direct hire.

Having been raised in a family where his father was a successful entrepreneur, owning multiple grocery stores and delicatessens, John learned from an early age the concept of hard work and commitment. He also learned from his father the value of customer service, honesty and “your word is Gold” mentality. Serving four years with the U.S. Marines, John learned what it truly means to work as a team.

A key perspective that John brings to the table, due to his technical development experience, is a strategic understanding of how the specific roles fit together within an IT environment. He also has an innate sensitivity to the detailed requirements desired within each technical role. This in depth understanding translates into a more accurate, successful and timely staffing solution.

If you believe you can or believe you can’t, you will be right.”
– Henry Ford

Brigitte Nesser
Brigitte NesserManaging Partner / Senior Sales Executive
Brigitte O’Brien Nesser has over twenty years of experience in the Twin Cities Information Technology industry as a sales executive, business manager and INC500 entrepreneur. She founded Systems Group, a Twin Cities based IT consulting firm, where she forged strong partnerships with Microsoft, IBM, and Lawson Software. Systems Group was a preferred vendor for numerous Fortune 100 corporations based in Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis City Business Monthly selected Nesser as a 40 Under Forty recipient, and she was selected by Coopers and Lybrand to be part of the Trendsetter Barometer Panel for the Wall Street Journal. She and Systems Group executives were included by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office in a business mission to the Middle East which met with Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Weizman, King Hussein, Queen Noor and other dignitaries.

Systems Group was featured in Money Magazine and Minnesota Business Monthly Magazine. It was also included in Minneapolis City Business’ 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Hottest New Small Businesses in America. Systems Group was 93rd on the INC500 and was sold just prior to 2000 so Nesser could stay home with her four children.

Nesser has core competencies in the medical, technical, and compliance driven industries.   A strategic thinker, key perspectives which she brings to MANIFEST Technology are technical sales expertise and solution selling, relationship building skills and a large network, intuition, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself.”
– Joel A. Barker

Laurisa Koch
Laurisa KochFinance and HR Manager
MANIFEST’s Finance & HR Manager, Laurisa Koch has over 20 years’ experience in Business Accounting, Finance and Human Resources. Laurisa’s keen attention to detail and wealth of specialized knowledge, gained from her extensive work within the Commercial Property Accounting and Business & IT Consulting industries, makes her a truly valuable member of our internal team.

Growing up on a farm in North Dakota, Laurisa has always loved animals. For nearly five years she has donated her time as a volunteer with the Minnesota Valley Humane Society and has provided her sweet Pixie with a loving home.

Laurisa enjoys sewing, arts/crafts, cooking and reading, but her biggest passion is music. She lends her musical talents to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church’s Celebration Chorale, Peace Chimes (hand bell choir), and Praise Band and is a proud member of the Minnesota Valley Women’s Chorale. Some of the MANIFEST teams’ fondest moments have been attending her Christmas concerts together and listening to beautiful sounds of Laurisa playing the organ.

“There is a reason for everything that happens, even if we never find out why.”

Tiffaney M. Styles
Tiffaney M. StylesVice President, Business Development
Tiffaney (Tif) Michelle Styles has over ten years’ experience servicing the Twin Cities Information Technology markets first in sales support, and for the past seven years as a sales executive. Tif excels at meeting the needs of her all her clients, whether they are Fortune 100 firms or a startup, by utilizing what she has learned in the various roles she has played throughout her life and career. Using skills developed as a farmer, athlete, solider, and working mother Tif serves her clients by mixing elements from each role resulting in exceptional relationships, stronger matches and a happier client.

Growing up on a farm in Gaylord, MN, Tif learned the values of hard work and commitment and belief in opportunity. Having lived these values, she better understands the types of individuals who will succeed in a client’s unique environment. Having a little “dirt under her nails” is a good thing when trying to understand client’s needs and consultant’s abilities. As an athlete, Tif excelled in track & field still holding school records, she’s taken this commitment to hard work and attention to details and channeled it towards understanding and meeting the needs of her clients. Her experiences in the United States Army have taught Tif to quickly assess most any situation, identify a solution, and build a winning team to overcome obstacles. Leveraging her experience in the service Tif can see untapped potential in consultants, resulting in exceptional teams for her client. In her current, and favorite role of working mom, terms like organization, caring, flexibility, dedication and commitment are givens. Like all successful people Tif doesn’t turn these attributes off when serving a client, rather she doubles down resulting in a long term, values based partnership.

Tif balances her “free time” between spending time with her husband and three girls, exercising, cooking watching soccer and just “hangin’ with the family.”

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Steve Blatnik
Steve BlatnikChief Technology Officer
With over 20 years in the information technology industry, Steve brings a wealth of business and technical knowledge and experience to our team.  Steve has experience in a diverse set of industries with extensive expertise in the healthcare space.  Throughout his career, he has been heavily involved in dealing with cross platform solutions as well as projects that allowed businesses to better understand and utilize the data in their systems.

After spending numerous years as a developer/analyst within midrange and Microsoft technologies, Steve went on to found Systems Group, a former INC500 IT consulting firm located in the Twin Cities.  While with Systems Group as the Chief Technology Officer, Steve worked on establishing new business practices and partnerships-Microsoft, IBM, and Lawson Software- as well as working with the sales and recruiting teams to craft solutions that best met the client’s needs and were creative, smart, cost-effective, and fit the long-term goals.  Staying current with trending technologies and how they can be leveraged in helping businesses to excel, provides an outlet for Steve’s creative side.  Top attributes:  Honesty, Tech-savvy, Creativity.

Caleb Nesser
Caleb NesserOperations Technician
A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Journalism Program, Caleb is branching out and discovering what makes him tick. He is an editor and critical thinker at heart, and his malleable abilities and prowess at learning have quickly allowed him to apply himself in numerous creative fields, particularly technology and design.

He is good at picking out flaws in technique, but he is also skilled at noticing synergy and developing effective solutions to creative and technology-related challenges. As the company’s Operations Assistant, Caleb strives to provide competent and punctual support for procedures and employees that require his skills.

Caleb was four years old when he started reading chapter books, and he was ten when he sat down at a dusty Dell Pentium 3000 to try writing something of his own. He would spend hours jotting in notebooks, coming up with details and trying to understand why they fit in his stories. He’s been using Microsoft word to write essays and fiction for more than half of his life, which came in useful when he went to college and ended up helping some friends edit their essays, lending a critical eye to their words and their ideas. In his work at MANIFEST Technology, he brings that same eye for detail and creative zeal to each project he works on.

During his time at UW-Madison, Caleb cultivated his interest in communication and his familiarity with information technologies. While he self-identifies as a communication amateur (from the Latin “amare”, meaning “to love”), he learns quickly and competently when introduced to new systems and software. Foundational skills form his childhood, the refinement of extensive experience, and a guiding desire to discover and learn have resulted in a sharp, technical mind that’s excellent at semantics and analyzing data. He thrives in spaces where there is always something to do and new things to learn that pique his interest.

These days, he spends his free time writing, reading, going on runs, and occasionally playing board games with his friends. He dabbles in poetry, novice-level Japanese, and dragon-training when he can fit it into his schedule.

You can’t give her that!” she screamed. “It’s not safe!”
“IT’S A SWORD,” said the Hogfather. “THEY’RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.”
“She’s a child!” shouted Crumley.
“IT’S EDUCATIONAL.”
“What if she cuts herself?”
“THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.”
―Sir Terry Pratchett, Hogfather