Executive Leadership Team
STRENGTHS: Strategic, Ideation, Relator, Achiever, Developer
Michael is making a difference by creating and growing a company where people can flourish and become the best version of themselves. This is done with intention by creating a culture where people’s strengths are recognized and honored, allowing them to be authentic. We encourage everyone to grow and apply their strengths, so they can find passion and energy in their work. The intent being that this passion and energy will carry over to their homes, communities and personal relationships, as well as to our clients.
Michael believes in giving and helping others and being part of his local community. He has worked extensively with youth groups, chaperoning youth service trips and helping establish a local food shelf and family resource center in Eagan.
Michael enjoys spending time outdoors, some of his favorite activities include fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking and recently photography. He even enjoys spending time doing the traditional out door chores. Michael finds that being out in nature is one of the best ways to revitalize himself – especially if it involves hands on work with nature. He has never been afraid to get his hands dirty or to work up a good sweat.
STRENGTHS: Achiever, Individualization, Significance, Futuristic, Learner
Allen drives delivery innovation and excellence for Aeritae with a focus on providing exceptional value and customer experience. Prior to joining Aeritae, Allen spent 13 years as a consultant and consulting executive leadership at companies including Accenture, PWC, Solutions Consulting and Magnet 360. Allen also spent nearly 10 years on the client side serving in IT executive leadership roles for two Fortune 500 companies, as well as tours of duty across App Dev, EPMO, shared service centers of excellence (ERP, QA, etc…), Business Partner, and IT/Business Relationship Management. Allen is a graduate of St Johns and holds an MBA from the U of M.
STRENGTHS: Achiever, Relator, Focus, Competition, Activator
Susan began her professional career starting up Digital People; a creative and digital staff augmentation business under the Atterro brand, where she grew it locally to be a well-recognized and respected brand in the community. As a member of the executive leadership team at Atterro, she helped lead the team to win several Fortune 500 clients locally and nationally. Susan’s passion is helping companies understand the convergence of marketing and technology and how to best leverage the two in order to increase productivity and profitability for her clients.
As the newest member of the Aeritae executive leadership team, Susan leads the account and new client development teams expanding Aeritae’s presence on a regional and national basis.
Susan enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters. A few of her favorite activities include SCUBA diving, backpacking, canoeing in the boundary waters, gardening and attending her daughters’ hockey, cross-country and karate tournaments.
STRENGTHS: Connectedness, Adaptability, Strategic, Individualization, Empathy
Linda joined the Aeritae team in 2012 as the Director of Strengths-Based Organizational Culture. She employs her expertise and emotional intelligence to create safe spaces to have strategic conversations that foster community, promote leadership identification, and build meaningful teams. Linda spent 15 years in higher education administration in private universities in Minnesota and California. She began her consultancy in 2008, and brings to the table national and international experience in StrengthsFinder™ applications, team building, talent management, change management and adaptive leadership principles. Linda has a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies. In 2009, she joyfully married Brian, president of Leadership Vision Consulting. In addition to consulting together, they are proud parents to a teen daughter and travel the world finding life from Europe to Southeast Asia.
Linda battled breast cancer in 2011 and won. She entered 2012 cancer free, with a passion to live a full, meaningful and generative life. To Aeritae, she brings a desire for individuals to flourish, teams to excel and the company to thrive through the continued cultivation of a positive organizational culture.