Nora Gottwalt is an experienced technical professional with 8 years of IT experience, a BA in Computer Science and a Business Analysis Certificate. In her prior experience as a business analyst, she created user documentation, provided technical support and acted as liaison between user and IT department for retail locations during an Oracle ERP implementation. Nora also worked to resolve business and technical problems while supporting a variety of software applications
Wade comes to the B2E program after relocating to the Twin Cities. Most of Wade’s career has been spent in purchasing. Has a Masters in Business Management as well as a passion for IT. Wade is eager to utilize his experience, education, and formal training from B2E to help him relaunch his career in a new industry, IT.
Tyler comes to the B2E program after spending most of the first part of his career in retail and customer service mainly in the optical industry. Tyler has a BS in Communication and is eager to couple his experience, education, and formal training from B2E to kickstart the second part of his career in IT.
Prior to joining the B2E program Robin spent 10+ years in finance working at all levels of the organizations she supported. Robin is excited to leverage her fiancé knowledge has she moves into IT.
Prior to joining the B2E program Krishna has worked in the banking industry. She also has 5 years of experience in Software testing. Krishna is looking forward to moving back into IT to continue her career.
Kaitlan joins the B2E program after spending 10+ years in service-oriented industries, including globally in China and Mexico. Kaitlin’s past roles included project-based, consultation, teaching, and event planning responsibilities. Kaitlan is eager to couple her skills and education along with formal training from Barriers to Entry while starting a new career in IT.
John Johansen has an extensive background in Operations, Sales and Management. With attaining a Master’s in Business, John is hoping to apply and extend his current skills, education and formal IT Project Management training through the Barriers to Entry program to help jumpstart his new career in the IT industry.
Dan Paltzer joins the B2E program with a background in sales and teaching. Dan possess strong analytical skills and can offer solutions to complex needs. He is an independent thinker who can work effectively within a team or alone. Dan is looking forward to jump starting his new career path with the B2E program.
Dan joins the B2E program after taking sometime away from the corporate world to focus on his family. Dan spent 17 years prior in the IT industry working in a plethora of roles from Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, Compliance, and Technology Manager. Dan is anxious to update his current skill set with formal training from the Barriers to Entry program to re-start his career in IT.
Christina comes to the Barriers to Entry program after spending the last 5+ years in the automotive industry ranging from phone support and office administration to management. Christina has a passion for business intelligence, big data, and data analysis. Christina is looking forward to utilizing skills and formal training to follow her passion to a fulfilling career in IT.