Jeremy Ziegler, Chairman & CEO
Jeremy offers a unique combination of Internet marketing and technical expertise, helping clients uncover innovative ways to advance their businesses through technology. Since co-founding Aware in 1998 with business partner, Trevor Olson, Jeremy has demonstrated his management skills and business savvy to colleagues and clients. Under his leadership, Aware has grown to become one of the largest web firms in Minnesota. Jeremy is a noted writer, speaker and expert on Internet trends, content management systems, web development, ecommerce and Internet marketing.
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Trevor Olson, President & CEO
Trevor's entrepreneurial spirit, marketing experience and business understanding gives him the ability to see beyond project needs and help clients become profitable in the online marketplace. His diverse background includes market research, Internet marketing, design, human resources and public relations – including a stint at one of the world’s largest public relations firms. This combination of skills has helped him lead Aware to become one of the Twin Cities’ largest web development firms.
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Kris Kieper, Vice President of Client Delivery
Kris brings a diverse skill set to her leadership role of the client delivery team with over a decade of web consulting and expertise around content management systems, user experience, strategic planning, globalization and complex web development. Her consultative style, creative thinking, web expertise and leadership have been central to Aware’s success.
Kris has led the charge on crafting Aware’s service offerings and is heavily focused on robust project processes, organizational leadership development, client satisfaction and maintaining highly effective project teams. As such, she leads the staff within Aware’s web specialties into cohesive and centralized operational project teams that produce quality results for clients.
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Debra Francis, Vice President of Client Engagement
A 15-year veteran of the information technology industry, Deb has spent the past decade deeply focused on the web. Her experience spans from “in-the-trenches” work to strategic leadership of teams that plan, design and deploy robust web solutions for organizations spanning multiple industries and sizes. As leader of Aware’s client engagement team, Deb contributes to the creation of new and forward-thinking web solutions to bring to our clients, but mostly is passionately focused on developing new client relationships.
She regularly presents to businesses looking to leverage the web in new and better ways, contributes to business and trade publications and is a contributing author to Aware’s newsletters and blog.
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Jason Hedlund, Vice President of Technology
Jason has 15 years of IT consulting experience, with a concentration on Content Management for the past 12 years.
As Aware’s Vice President of Technology, Jason plays a key role in defining and driving Aware’s Sitecore development methodology and leading Aware’s development team to strengthen its Sitecore expertise, fine tune processes and improve the quality of execution.
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