Updated: Jul 10
As a technology service provider, the strength of the Corterra team is paramount to the success of our clients and Corterra itself. We are thrilled to announce the following Corterra team members have been promoted! These promotions are a testament to the hard work and value each team member provides. Checkout our recently promoted team members and their stories below.
Lucas Bracher, Senior Developer
Mike Matook, Infrastructure Manager
Daniel Middendorf, Lead Application Engineer
Ryan Reed, Senior Developer
Lucas Bracher head shot
Lucas started with Corterra in 2018 after graduating with a degree in Economics and minor in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout his time as a Developer at Corterra, Lucas has been the consummate team player exuding a positive and determined attitude to take on any challenge he is given. Lucas has learned a multitude of technologies to meet the requirements of Corterra's clients. He has developed key system enhancements for our clients’ quality, production and warehouse operations leveraging application plugins in C# and data conversion processes leveraging SSIS. Lucas has acquired the skills to solve business problems with technology, which is why Corterra is pleased to promote him from Developer to Senior Developer, as a recognition of his contributions to Corterra and our clients. Congratulations Lucas!
Mike Matook head shot
Mike started with Corterra in the spring of 2016 as Systems Administrator after graduating from Governor's State University. Mike first set of responsibilities was to support all Corterra’s SMB clients. He maintained their network, servers and applications, and provided white-glove service and training for their users. This role gave him the opportunity to research the ever-expanding Microsoft cloud, including Azure and Office 365. Through his learnings, Mike has developed a toolset of strategies to migrate all of our SMB clients to the cloud and utilize the Azure tools and services to maintain or reduce costs while increasing
Mike was also charged with deploying Corterra's first on-premise Dynamics F&O server infrastructure. As many might know, F&O is primarily a cloud deployment with a very, very small percentage being on-premise. Not much documentation was available in deploying this solution. Mike spent many hours of trial and error with Microsoft support deploying the solution. It was truly a fantastic day he completed the install and we witnessed the first login screen! Mike's stick to it mindset and drive to completing this project lead to many opportunities for Corterra for learning and growing.
Mike’s “take the lead approach” and ability to implement and manage new technologies has earned the him the new title of Infrastructure Manager. Congratulations Mike on your hard work and support of Corterra Solutions and our clients!
Daniel Middendorf head shot
Daniel started with Corterra as an Application Engineer in 2019 after graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Having experience in IT Support during his time in college, Daniel was hired on for his technical acumen, communication skills, and problem solving. Not only is Daniel an excellent programmer, he is an even better problem solver. While he can code a solution to a problem, more importantly, he knows when not to code and a no-code solution is possible.
For the past few years, Daniel's main project has been extending Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations for a government contracting client. During this project, he played a pivotal role in Corterra's learning of the software. With an aggressive timeline, Daniel was, and still is, a key team member in successfully taking multiple sites at a client from requirements gathering to Go-Live in less than two years…a feat that many other firms require much longer to achieve. With all that said, we are proud to promote Daniel from Application Engineer to Lead Application Engineer. Congratulations Daniel!
Ryan Reed head shot
Ryan started with Corterra in 2018 after graduating with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout his time as a Developer at Corterra, Ryan has learned a multitude of technologies to meet the requirements of Corterra's clients. He has gone from interfacing product information to an eCommerce website from ERP, to writing application plugins in C#, to developing analytics solutions in Power BI. Ryan has acquired the skills to solve business problems with technology, which is why Corterra is pleased to promote him from Developer to Senior Developer, as a recognition of his contributions to Corterra and our clients. Congrats Ryan!