Who We Are

WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

We’re a progressive technology group with big-time capabilities. We love what we do and we strive every day to be the best at it. Our team is made up of motivators, innovators, and problem-solvers who specialize in bringing you cutting-edge solutions to simplify, unify, and amplify your technology experience. Because we believe technology should complement, not complicate, your business. We are one team for all your technology solutions.

Where We Serve

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE

We work with hundreds of partners from Valentine to McCook, and Ogallala to Omaha, and all throughout Nebraska and beyond. 

 

We specialize in managing your tech remotely from our offices in Albion, Columbus, and Norfolk, but are just as happy to hit the road for a face-to-face when on-site work is necessary. So while we may or may not be headquartered in your city, we consider ourselves the “local” experts because we’re there—whenever and wherever you need us. 

Albion Office

2585 State Hwy 14, Albion, NE 68620

Norfolk Office

321 W Norfolk Ave, Suite 400, Norfolk, NE 68701

Columbus Office

4471 41st Ave, Suite 201, Columbus, NE 68601

What We Believe

UNCOMPROMISING VALUES

Simplicity

At its core, we believe the purpose of technology is to make your life easier—it should be an asset used to benefit your business operations, not to pile added challenges and stress onto your work load. Our mission is to provide you with technology that’s both cutting-edge and simple to use. 

Quality & Dependability

Our clients need to be able to rely on a wide range of technologies in order to perform their daily duties efficiently. We partner with and install only the highest-rated, top-quality brands and products so we can minimize needless downtime that costs companies unnecessary time, money, and gray hairs.

Midwestern Values

Exceptional service is what we’re known for, and we deliver it with honesty and transparency. Our vision is to continue cultivating strong, enduring, and mutually successful relationships with our growing list of valued partners. Our technical capabilities may be the cream of the crop, but our values will always be our bread and butter.

Our Team

Meet our starting lineup

Ed Knott, President

Will Zoucha, Voice Manager

Brigitte Burbach, Operations & HR Manager

Jarod Dendinger, Business Development

Ryan Robinson, AVS Service Manager

Justin Niewohner, AVS Project Manager

Nathan Niewohner, IT Project Manager

Sara Rasmussen, IT Service Manager

Matt Childress, Level 2 IT Technician

Curt Hart, IT Technician

Alex Herstedt, Voice Technician

Jessi Larson, Creative & Marketing

Colton Mazour, WISP & Voice Technician

Kelsi Havlovic, Level 1 IT Technician

Scott Whaley, Level 1 IT Technician

Eric Henn, Voice Technician

Cody Banzhaf, IT Systems Engineer

Chase Thieman, AVS Technician

Kris Wright, AVS Technician

Eric Petsche, AVS Technician

Oscar Bonilla, Level 1 IT Technician

Eric Beckman, AVS Technician

Heidi Kahlo, IT Technician

Mikki Mangus, Accountant

Grady Higgins, Level 1 IT Technician

Bryce Molt, Level 1 IT Technician

Casey Schalk, AVS Technician

Weston Ray, Inventory & Facilities

Mike Briseño, Level 1 IT Technician

Justin Borgmann, Level 1 IT Technician

Kurt Langer, WISP Technician

And let's hear it for our interns!

Logan Henn, IT Intern

Dylan Korth, AVS Intern

Careers

Applied Connective has grown by 17 awesome new team members in the past two years. We do quite a bit of growing around here, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Whether we’re technically hiring or not, the boss is always keeping an eye out for motivated individuals to join us in our Albion, Norfolk, or Columbus offices, who show great potential and whose values align with our own!

 

Think you have what it takes? Then we can’t wait to meet you.

COMPANY CULTURE'S A BIG DEAL

Get a feel for ours.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Don’t qualify for these positions? Never fear. Like we said, we’re always on the lookout for talented people who would be great additions to our team. So if you’re passionate, talented, driven, and team oriented, we’d love to hear from you in case (now or in the future) we’re able to invite you to come aboard in another role. 

JOIN OUR TEAM

We’re devoted to creating an environment that fosters development, encourages new ideas, and ignites creative and personal growth. If that sounds like somewhere you want to be, submit an application online by clicking the button below and email your resumé and cover letter to careers@appliedconnective.com

Justin Borgmann

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I assist customers in their daily IT needs, and respond to any issues that may arise.

Scott Whaley

Level 1 IT Technician

I’m part of the IT team at Applied Connective, so my days are spent setting up new PCs for customers; troubleshooting broken PCs, printers, etc., and installing new hardware.  

Ed Knott

President

As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.

Will Zoucha

Voice Manager

My duties as Voice Manager include the sales, service, and consultation of all things voice-related, along with the management of the voice department.

Brigitte Burbach

Operations & HR Manager

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Jarod Dendinger

Business Development

My role here at Applied Connective centers on business development, so that involves assisting our team in focusing on value-added processes as well as leveraging technology to provide solutions for our business partners that support them in continued success and growth.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

I provide and coordinate technical services and support for infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and audio/video solutions.

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ needs.

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Matt Childress

Level 2 IT Technician

I am a level 1 tech here at Applied Connective, so I perform a variety of IT-related duties. 

Curt Hart

IT Technician

My role here at Applied Connective is to provide support to our customers by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure the smooth and secure operation of computer network systems.

Matt Zoucha

Wireless Technician

I am a wireless technician for Applied Connective. This involves customer installations, infrastructure installation, tower maintenance, and wireless troubleshooting.

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

My role here centers primarily on creative content development. I do the advertising, design, copywriting, website management, and social media for Applied Connective, and I work with clients in a few other services (website design and cyber security awareness training). I also coordinate our philanthropy efforts.

Colton Mazour

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

As a Telecom/IT Technician, I work with traditional and hosted phone systems.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Technician, I provide general help desk support for clients.

Eric Henn

Wireless Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the wireless group, performing scouts, customer installations, infrastructure installation, tower maintenance, and wireless troubleshooting.

Cody Banzhaf

IT Systems Engineer

As an IT Systems Engineer, my job is to evaluate, monitor, and enhance IT infrastructure with an emphasis on availability, reliability, scalability, security, data confidentiality, and system integrity.

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Kelsi Havlovic

IT Technician

I am a Level 1 IT Technician at Applied Connective, so my role is to perform a variety of IT-related duties to different customers.

Eric Petsche

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Oscar Bonilla

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Tech, I do some IT work for businesses, such as setting up computers on a domain.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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Mikki Mangus

General Accountant

Some of my duties as General Accountant include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and reconciliation. I am happy that I am part of the Applied Connective Team.

Kris Wright

General Technician

My role as General Technician includes installation and troubleshooting of door access and camera security systems.

Eric Beckman

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Grady Higgins

Level 1 IT Technician

I assist customers with IT-related problems by answering questions on the helpdesk and working with customers to resolve the problems they have. I also assist advanced technicians with tasks for experience and faster project completion.

Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, internet, security, and voice technologies.

Weston Ray

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective involves the installation of video surveillance, security, Internet, and phones, along with pathways and running cables just to name a few of our many duties.

Michael Briseño

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I provide general desktop and printer support for clients. I ensure computer systems are running smoothly by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components.