We're passionate technologists
At Praece, we're a little different. We're passionate about what we do and who we serve, from Pacific Northwest clients to global ones. We embrace change, but don't worship buzzwords. We filter important trends in the context of our clients' goals.
Praece was born in 2008 with a simple goal: Help small and midsize businesses accelerate success with innovative technology strategies. Along the way, we've continually honed our craft. Our mission continues today, inspired by our clients' confidence and growth.
Praece also accelerates success in our community. We provide pro-bono technical services and retired equipment (data securely destroyed) to local non-profits. Our team takes pride in the small boost we provide these remarkable organizations.
Meet the Team
Beyond our singular focus on client goals, our team brings a wide-ranging mix of perspective, experience and approach. Oh, and we love what we do.
Mike started Praece in 2008, full of youthful naivete and zest. These days, he’s significantly less naive but still a bit zesty - something the rest of the team manages to see past. Mike is the lead consultant for most PraeceTech clients and a supporting developer for PraeceDev, in addition to driving business development (thanks to our talkative clients, this is easy) and operations.
Mike has a love for all things integration. Tying best-of-breed systems together with the simplest possible technology is Mike’s nirvana. Vendors - expect Mike to ask about your API... And you’d better have a great answer.
In 2016, Michael joined Miles's PraeceTech team with a unique combination of passion for both customer service and information technology. Michael assists clients with everything from troubleshooting to network, cloud service and workstation changes.
Michael's background in software engineering gives him unique insight into the underlying systems behind projects and troubleshooting. When investigating anything, his persistence and attention to detail yield confident and reliable solutions.
Tyler joined the PraeceTech team in 2011 and has provided a uniquely level head at our fast-moving company. Never afraid to learn something new or fazed by the unexpected, Tyler works with clients on everything from cloud systems and mobile devices to local servers and network infrastructure.
With a background in applied mathematics, Tyler excels at logically understanding processes. His penchant for quickly recognizing patterns allows him to learn systems quickly and provide effective support from the early days of a client relationship.
Jacob joined Tyler's PraeceTech team in 2016 with a background in systems, software development and customer service. Jacob works with clients on workstations, cloud services, vendor management and more.
From simple hardware components to large networks and cloud integrations, Jacob loves to understand the mechanics of how things work. At Praece, he applies this passion to both day-to-day troubleshooting and projects he is involved in.
Jeremiah joined Praece in 2016 with deep experience in enterprise technology and a track record of providing personable support to a wide range of internal clients. Jeremiah is a member of Tyler’s team and supports PraeceTech clients on workstations, mobile devices, servers, cloud services, and more.
Jeremiah's interest in efficient integration between systems - from simple mobile devices to wide-ranging enteprise products - is driven by a passion for delivering a simple experience to users. His experience in attaining his Computer Science degree from the University of Washington both stoked this interest and provided valuable tools with which to deliver that simple experience.
In mid-2012, Miles joined our team with a penchant for understanding physical systems and infrastructure, an additional skill set that has proved invaluable for providing complete client solutions. Day-to-day, Miles is a versatile member of the PraeceTech team, helping clients with everything from desktop support to vendor negotiations.
If you’re a tech-related vendor and not supporting our clients in a timely and professional fashion, watch out - Miles is a fierce advocate. Weathering sneaky sales drones and massive hold times with grace, Miles gets Praece clients great prices, great support and great respect.
Jeremy joined Miles's PraeceTech team in 2016, bringing experience in client computing systems and customer service. Jeremy works with Miles to support clients on workstations, cloud services, servers and vendor interactions.
From a young age, Jeremy was enthralled with technology, from simple physical infrastructure such as cooling systems to the most minute details of GPU and CPU performance. At Praece, he applies this same passion to both day-to-day troubleshooting as well as understanding client technology strategic needs.
Joining Praece in 2016, Matt brings the team a passion for simplicity and efficiency in business processes. Building on that core focus, his knack for efficient troubleshooting and a friendly, professional approach to clients make him a natural fit for Miles's PraeceTech team.
Matt graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a degree in Computer Science. Between graduation and starting with Praece, he was immersed the client service world professionally - in combination with his lifelong love for all things tech, this makes Matt a technologist to be reckoned with.
Coming on board in the early days of the company (2010), when Praece was a one-person show, Kevin stepped in to provide a near-perfect complement in skill set and demeanor. Currently, Kevin leads PraeceDev, driving the creation of amazing web sites and apps. He spends his days hand-crafting user experiences and his nights studying and improving the most efficient platforms to build those experiences.
While Kevin enjoys building a beautiful system, Kevin is a user experience (UX) fanatic at heart. He’s constantly ranting about giving users the best possible path to what they want, or need, to accomplish. While this can get a bit repetitive around the office, his results can't be denied.
Chelsea joined the Praece team in 2014 with a background in computer science and user-centered design. Chelsea is a member of the PraeceDev team and spends her days collaborating with Kevin and Praece clients to create beautifully-crafted software that fulfills client needs.
Chelsea is passionate about continually learning new, better ways to build software, and about puzzling through the best way to organize sites and applications to make it as intuitive as possible for users to achieve their goals.
In 2015, Janis joined the Praece team with experience building and designing websites and a background in education. As a member of the PraeceDev team, Janis creates custom dynamic websites, and consults on online content strategy tailored to each client's unique needs.
Janis loves puzzles, for her effective solutions are just the start, the "how" and "why" are just as important. When she's not at Praece, Janis spends her time tutoring students of all ages.