We’re named Solstice for a reason.
Because like the Sun, we’re that same combination of energy, balance and unfathomable power. 
We’ve been around for a long time and have no signs of slowing down. We’ve created and sustained life in seemingly impossible ways. And when harnessed properly, we generate a force of change unlike anything else.

When it comes to the future of your business, we’re the burst of energy you need to get past theory, to get past hearsay and make a decision: Are you going to be a spectator to the unstoppable technological advances heading your way, or will you lead them?
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Balance is Brilliant: Our Culture
When it comes to great people doing great things, we believe you get out what you put in.

And as we constantly rely on the knowledge and creativity of our expert team, we work tirelessly to restore balance; to refill the tank.

Every employee has a self-directed personal education budget to ensure we never stop learning. We organize our office to balance different perspectives and skillsets. We sit by client project, not job title. Long days and tired eyes are cooled by Vender, our smart Vending machine. Hard work is rewarded, vacations earned and the coffee always refilled.

Because how can we teach you to surf if we don’t know a bit about balance ourselves?

Guided by the best in the industry
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J Schwan FOUNDER & CEO
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Dan Kardatzke CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
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Kelly Manthey CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
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Marisa Mann CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Gregg Wheeler VP OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
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Andrew J. Whiting VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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Paul Heckel VP OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Gastón Algaze MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUENOS AIRES
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Mark Wallace MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEW YORK
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Carl Grin DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
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Chris Weiland DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
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Scott Hermes DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
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Mike Koleno DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
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Henry Oyuela DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
J Schwan FOUNDER & CEO
Dan Kardatzke CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kelly Manthey CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Marisa Mann CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Gregg Wheeler VP OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
Andrew J. Whiting VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Paul Heckel VP OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Gastón Algaze MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUENOS AIRES
Mark Wallace MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEW YORK
Carl Grin DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
Chris Weiland DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
Scott Hermes DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
Mike Koleno DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
Henry Oyuela DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION DELIVERY
Awards & recognition
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We believe the future of humanity and technology are inseparable.
Empowering and encouraging our employees to give back to their community is central to our mission. We are honored to work with organizations such as i.c. stars, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) and many more.