Emergent Software


Anna Stark

Anna Stark works as a Content Writer with GoodFirms – a Washington D.C.-based B2B Research company, which bridges the gap between service seekers and service providers. She firmly believes in the magic of words, always has ideas for new writing strategies, and strives to produce content true to each brand’s identity.

Brita Hammer

Brita Hammer joined the Emergent Software team in January 2020 and currently works as a Digital Marketing Specialist. She manages Emergent Software's online presence and loves to learn about how technology empowers our clients to reach their goals.

Chris Knopf

Chris is a Senior Software Engineer and has been on the Emergent Software team since 2018.

Chris Lefstad

Chris Lefstad has been with Emergent Software since 2016. As our General Manager, Chris works across our Sales and Consulting teams to make sure we deliver on our promises. Bringing clients together with talented engineers who can solve their challenges with exciting technology is his passion.

Dale Duppong

Dale is a passionate IT technical sales executive with a personal passion for data analytics and helping his clients create their single source of truth. For over 20 years, he has been building strong, long-term business relationships in the upper Midwest IT business community. He brings business-focused solutions accompanied by strong technical knowledge to the conversation.

J. Michael Edwards-Toepel

J.Michael Edwards-Toepel joined Emergent Software in April 2020 as a Software Solutions Engineer, bringing a career focused on the connection between custom software and the business it is built to serve as a bridge between bridge sales, engineering, and client needs.

Jacqui Vreeland

Jacqui Vreeland is our Recruiting Manager who has a passion for making a match between talented candidates and the employers that need them. Go figure, her favorite childhood board game was “Guess Who.”

James DeMeuse

James is a Senior Software Engineer who enjoys taking projects from discovery to finish. His passion for his career runs deep – he’s been writing code since he was in high school! When not at work, James like to spend his time watching football, playing video games and creating mods, and spending time with his newborn daughter.

Jameson Kummer

Jameson Kummer is not only an Agile enthusiast, he’s also a practitioner with multiple Agile certifications who brings over a decade of experience in IT in Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC). He works with clients to bring their products to fruition and ensure they can derive value as quickly as possible.

Jeremy Brewer

Jeremy Brewer is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert who is fanatically passionate about Microsoft Azure and helping clients migrate, modernize, and protect their digital assets in the Azure cloud.

Kevin Martin

Kevin is a Senior Data Architect on the SQL Server database development & administration team. He specializes in database architecture, development, reporting and performance tuning.

Kevin Meilander

Kevin is a Senior Software Engineer and has been on the Emergent Software team since October 2020.

Mark Bajema

Mark comes from a family of software developers, including his mom & dad as well as many uncles and cousins. Besides continuing that tradition, he enjoys time with his family, ping pong, board games & watching football.

Mike Allen

Mike has been the Principal Software Engineer at Emergent Software since 2017. He loves helping clients solve their business problems with technology. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find Mike brewing coffee, cooking, making photographs or rock climbing.

Nichole Hamelbeck

Nichole Hamelbeck joined the Emergent Software team in April 2020 and currently works as a Senior Business & Quality Analyst. She manages both the front end of projects (gathering requirements from clients) and the final stages (testing and client approval).

Nicolette Perreault

Nicolette oversees client services, sales, training, operations, and data analysis teams at Innovative Mentoring Software. A mother of two, she has seen first-hand the power a caring adult can have on today’s anxiety-laden youth. Her passion for technology and collaboration fuel her tireless work on behalf of mentoring organizations to provide tools to make their jobs easier and their impact go further. Nicolette received her B.A. in English from St. Catherine University and resides in Minneapolis. She loves winter and enjoys spending time with her family in nature.

Noelle Brockmeier

With a background in Social Work and mentoring at-risk youth, Noelle enjoys helping organizations think through their data to make it easier for them to do their job of creating meaningful mentoring relationships. She is active in her church and North Minneapolis community. In her free time, she loves being with her family and spending time outdoors.

Paul Bradish

Paul joined our team as Digital Marketing Manager in the first quarter of 2022. Having enjoyed a career in digital spanning 15 years and counting, he comes well-equipped with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with our clients and brand.

Sal Dagostino

Sal leads our project delivery team; responsible for management planning and quality of project execution at Emergent Software. He is a passionate Agile practitioner, with years of experience and a passion for helping others to achieve their business goals.

Sam Stuewe

Sam Stuewe is a Senior Software Engineer at Emergent Software. Sam is a free software enthusiast and specializes in systems design and integration.

Tom Hart

Tom is a Solutions Engineer at Emergent Software. By combining an abundance of curiosity with 8+ years of experience in software development, video production, and solutions roles, he predictably generates traction and momentum in dynamic environments.

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