WHO WE ARE
Version2 works as a team, combining our training, experience and knowledge with a drive to ensure that your business IT succeeds.
Many businesses previously relied on a single in-house IT person. Today, the complexity of the security and technology landscape requires a powerhouse force. Version2 offers all the advantages of an outsourced, managed IT service provider. We are hands-on with a variety of business customers every day, giving us the comprehensive knowledge that in-house IT departments often lack. We anticipate that what works today might not work tomorrow and we know if there is a better, easier, and perhaps a more value-driven strategy to solving their needs.
Since its founding 2007, “Turn On. Log In. Work.” is a promise that Version2 has delivered to every customer. We help our customers thrive in the current IT environment while preparing them for the future.
MEET THE TEAM
Owner, Senior Engineer
Craig’s interest in IT began early. He was already building an IT network for his graduate school’s lab while running his own small computer business in college. After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Craig began his professional career in 2003 as a desktop and server consultant at Alliance Technology Group, where he worked alongside Version2 partner Jeff Johansen. His strong desire to grow his technology skills propelled Craig’s career; he advanced to senior engineer and team lead at Netrix, an IT managed service provider, before joining Version2 in 2009 as an owner/partner. Craig works with Version2 clients to drive their technology as a business booster rather than just a necessity. He resides in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Julie, and their three children. Together they enjoy boating, snowboarding and working on their small farm.
Owner, Senior Engineer
Jeff has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years, back when Windows 3.0 was first released. In the late 1990s, he started his first IT services company and has been an owner or partner in every organization since. Jeff was a partner and director of network services with Alliance Technology Group prior to founding Version2, LLC in the early 2000s. From the beginning, Jeff’s mission has been to provide reliable and affordable enterprise-level IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. At Version2, he specializes in hosted offerings that involve virtualization, storage, and networking technologies. Jeff resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. In his off time, you’ll find him enjoying his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, practicing his golf game in the summer and riding his Polaris snowmobile in Northern Wisconsin in the winter.