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Exciting Announcements! TRA’s Managed IT Services business unit has been rebranded as Risetech Partners. TRA’s K-12 Computing Group has been acquired by ITsavvy. Please see below for more details!

About Us

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc.

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. was established in 2006 to fulfill the technology needs of local businesses, non-profit organizations, and school districts. The foundation of our organization is a set of core values and principles that guide our associates to build long-term relationships that focus on the success of our clients. Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. has four areas of expertise to serve our clients:  Infrastructure, Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity Services, and K-12 Computing.

In the summer of 2008, Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. moved into the P.H. Dye House located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Needing additional space to accommodate our growing staff and to prepare for future growth, Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. relocated to a larger office within the P.H. Dye House in July 2012. Less than twenty four months later in March 2014, Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. doubled its square footage footprint by leasing two additional office spaces in the P.H. Dye House.

In January 2017, Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. opened a 2nd Milwaukee location in the Monterey Business Park. This 16,000 square foot facility is home to our K-12 Computing Sales and Service group and includes greatly improved logistics capabilities for our ChromeCare repair operation. Our Managed Services/Cybersecurity/Infrastructure team relocated within the P.H. Dye House and occupies 6000 square feet which includes dedicated work areas for our Support Desk, Professional Services, and Deployment team members.

January 2006

TRA opens for business.

Summer 2008

TRA opens office in P.H. Dye House located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

July 2012

TRA relocates within P.H. Dye House to accommodate growing staff and to prepare for future growth.

March 2014

TRA doubles square footage by leasing two additional office spaces in P.H. Dye House.

January 2017

TRA opens 2nd Milwaukee office at the Monterey Business Park to accommodate the rapid growth of the ChromeCare service operation within our K-12 Computing practice.

June 2017

TRA’s Managed Services/Cybersecurity/Infrastructure Team doubles square footage by relocating in P.H. Dye House.

 Key Personnel

jason schmitt

Jason Schmitt

CEO, Founder

Born and raised in Fond du Lac, Jason graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University in 1995 with a degree in Business Management. Prior to starting Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. in 2006, Jason’s IT industry experience consisted of ten years in a business development role. Responsible for the vision and direction of Technology Resource Advisors, Inc., Jason enjoys participating in peer groups such as Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance. As a member of the Milwaukee Athletic Club and Ozaukee Country Club, Jason enjoys building relationships with other successful professionals. In his spare time, Jason enjoys attending concerts, watching sports, playing golf, and traveling.

tom reminga

Tom Reminga

CTO, Principal

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Tom attended MSOE and UW-Milwaukee with a focus on Information Technology. His IT industry experience includes 15+ years supporting the diverse technology requirements of organizations ranging from small business to large scale enterprises. A TRA team member since 2007, Tom’s primary responsibility is providing strategic technology direction and long term planning for our clients. Tom has a deep knowledge of the Microsoft, VMware, Apple, Hosted, and Cloud platforms. In his spare time, Tom is an avid skier, automobile racing enthusiast, and dog lover.

Greg Herpel

Greg Herpel

Director of Business Development

A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Greg received his Bachelor of Science, Marketing degree from Winona State University. Offering 20+ years of technology industry experience in the areas of marketing, business development, public relations, sales management, channel development, and technology advisement, Greg joined Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. in June of 2015. His responsibilities include finding new opportunities for TRA in all business units and maintaining long lasting relationships with potential and existing clients and partners. During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping, playing sports, listening to music, and watching movies.

Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of Education Sector

Raised in Appleton and a UW-Milwaukee graduate, Chris has 10+ years of experience providing Technology advice to K-12 and higher education institutions. Chris comes to TRA after spending the past nine years of his career as a part of Best Buy’s Corporate sales group. Due to his passion for technology and knowledge of the education space, Chris was one of ten Best Buy team members selected to be on their National Education Outreach Team. Specialty areas for Chris include Chromebooks, Wireless Networking, AV, and Digital Signage. In his free time Chris is an avid golfer, traveler, and automobile racing enthusiast.

greg renaud

Greg Renaud

Director of Operations – Warranty Services

Hailing from Kenosha and a UW – Parkside graduate, Greg comes to TRA with seven years of experience in management and logistics. He has managed operations for large retailers like Best Buy, Adidas, and Target, and has experience in managing IT groups with CompuCom. Greg’s responsibilities at TRA focus on the growth of warranty services, and innovating around efficiency and process improvement. Outside of work Greg enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

Kelly Pederson

Kelly Pederson

Business Manager

A Milwaukee native and UW-Milwaukee graduate, Kelly earned her Bachelors in Business Administration. Bringing experience in sales and marketing she joined the TRA team in 2009, taking on responsibilities that include marketing, inside sales, event planning, and purchasing. In her free time outside of work Kelly enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Becky Osborn

Becky Osborn

Director of Service Delivery

Born and raised in Oconomowoc, Becky graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Material Logistics Management. Becky joined TRA in 2013 with prior experience in IT Project Management, Operations Management, Logistics, and Planning Management. During her time at TRA, Becky has filled multiple roles including Project Management, Human Resources, Inside Sales, and Purchasing. In her free time Becky enjoys boating, running, and traveling.

Drew Arenkill

Drew Arenkill

Parts Specialist & Asset Disposition Coordinator

Born and raised in Aurora, IL, Drew graduated from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee where he played baseball and received a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Drew joined the TRA team in 2018, after previously working at the corporate headquarters for Kohl’s department store retailer. Drew’s responsibilities at TRA include assisting K-12’s with the procurement of required parts for Chromebook repair and the eco-responsible disposition of retired computing assets including Chromebooks, Laptops, and iPads. Outside of work Drew enjoys playing sports, going to concerts, and spending time with his family and friends.

Matt Goelz

Matt Goelz

Technical Services Manager

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area. Matt attended MSOE and UW-Milwaukee with a focus on Computer Science. Matt has 20+ years in the IT industry supporting organizations of all sizes with an emphasis on mission critical network/server infrastructure and core business applications. A TRA team member since 2009, Matt oversees the service delivery areas of Professional Services and Support Desk while serving as one of the organization’s highest technical escalation resources. In his free time Matt enjoys vacations to Northern Wisconsin, golfing, and spending time with his family.

Nick Zellmer

Nick Zellmer

Account Executive – Public Sector

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Nick is a UW-Madison graduate. Nick has fifteen years of experience in client-facing business development and technical sales support roles. Prior IT industry experience includes roles focused on Public Sector clients and cybersecurity while at Dell, Cylance, and Kaspersky. Nick’s responsibility at TRA is to provide predictable, consistent, and secure technology outcomes for public sector entities through our IT Care, CyberCare, and Infrastructure offerings. In his free time Nick is an avid golfer, skier, and enjoys traveling.