Q&A with Local IT Professionals

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Session Summary

Our IT Speaker Panel will highlight Mathew VanZeeland from TEKsystems®, Kevin Ristow from Navitus Health Solutions and Eric Stacey from Plexus providing their insight on the IT marketplace from an IT Recruiter, Developer/Manager and Infrastructure perspective. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Panel Member Biographies

Mathew VanZeeland

TEKsystems® is the nation’s leading staffing and services Company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused service approach, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their long-term technology initiatives.

As a technical recruiter for TEKsystems®, I am responsible for building professional relationships, understanding the local IT market and consulting with technical professionals to help them advance their long-term careers. Specializing in data center, network infrastructure, information security, and cloud services to align candidates with their skills, goals and interests.




Eric Stacey

Eric is a Systems Administrator at Plexus, a global electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Neenah, WI. In his IT role, he maintains and deploys enterprise scale solutions based on Citrix, VMware and  Windows Server systems. Eric also volunteers his time to the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Chapter of CompTIA AITP. He has been a member of AITP for the past three years as well as a member of the local VMware Users and Citrix Users Groups.

Eric graduated in 2010 from ITT Technical Institute in Green Bay with a Bachelors in Information Systems Security and has worked in the Fox Valley since 2011. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time learning to brew beer at home and getting together with friends for tabletop gaming. He also finds time outside of his work to read up on new technologies and test them in his home lab.



Kevin Ristow

Manager of Development Services, leads the Business Systems, Claim Adjudication Interface and Prior Authorization Development teams at Navitus Health Solutions.  He has a passion for technology, and focuses on scalability and maintainability through standard development practices.  Prior to joining Navitus Health Solutions, Kevin worked at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters developing software solutions and improving the tools used by employees throughout their U.S. based retail stores.  He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  Kevin is a life-long learner that enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, new challenges, technologies of all kinds, and stimulating conversation.