John Gerdes President


John Gerdes has been involved with technology and computers since high school. During high school and college he worked for his father's company, helping to bring it into computerization. After college John was able to land a job in a dot com company as the "computer guy" in a 4 man operation. In under two years the company grew from 4 to over 40 employees and he managed to cram in about a decade of experience into that short but frenetic period. After that he worked for the first time as a computer consultant before returning home to Nebraska where he worked again as an IT administrator and CRM software support engineer for nearly two years. Finally, in April 2005 all the various history converged into the beginning of innovation5 technologies as a full time venture.

John holds multiple certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA and enjoys continuing to keep up with the ever changing world of technology. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and is active in serving in his church. John's life goal is to first serve and please his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, serve his wife and kids as a present and active husband and father, and serve his employees and clients as he would want to be treated.

"John Gerdes, of innovation5 technologies, has served me and the ministry well. We needed a computer network using several applications. He just doesn't quit until the system is working. I believe he is blessed with special abilities in installation and in problem solving. His kind and gentle spirit joined with his computer knowledge and strong desire to see God's kingdom served all commend him as a trusted brother."

Gene Schachterle, Director (retired), Life in the Spirit Ministry

Support Team

Aaron Ott Director of Managed Services

Bjorn Olson Director of Customer Support

Franklin Wood Office Manager/Dispatch Technician

"When we have asked for new ideas, you always help us brainstorm. Once you give us a quote you have always finished the work at that price even when you had to invest extra time. You answer the phone and respond to email quickly. You are not afraid to come over and check things out if necessary."

Dan Thrasher, Thrasher Basement Systems, Inc.