Thought Leadership

The Cost of Adding IT Staff to Your Team

May 5, 2022

Technology becomes more important for organizations of all sizes with each passing year. In fact, 64% of small businesses and 73% of medium-sized businesses name technology as a primary driving force behind pursuing and reaching their business goals.   You need staff in place to manage your technology needs and reach your larger goals. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IT manager, cyber security analyst, and help desk engineer, for instance, are key staff for a strong techn [...]

Attracting Great Talent During the Great Resignation

March 1, 2022

At the end of 2021, the US experienced what has been dubbed the Great Resignation. This unprecedented event saw 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in a single month, according to Fortune Magazine.  The is a silver lining: this is a sign of a strong and healthy economy because people were not just quitting their jobs, but leaving them for better, often higher-paying, jobs with more balance and flexibility. GadellNet added 12 employees to our ranks in January [...]

Team Changes at GadellNet

February 17, 2022

A note from our CEO We are excited to announce a series of promotions to provide more depth, knowledge, and capacity to serve your IT and cybersecurity needs. These opportunities reflect our commitment to improving our ability to deliver quality service, to protect your business from cyber threats, to onboard top tech talent, and to advance the overall client experience. These new roles will create more space for me to ensure we are investing in the right places and prioritizing the correct f [...]

Zero Excuses New Year’s Resolutions 2022

January 31, 2022

An important primer to this blog post is that it’s taken me nearly 4 weeks to complete this exercise.  No doubt, my marketing team is losing their mind as we head into nearly the 2nd month of the year.  That said, 2021 required more than a casual reflection before I publicly state my intention for 2022.   My goals are different this year.  Sure, I’ve put some placeholders along the way for big events – company milestones, long-endurance races, and a long-a [...]

Three Simple Ways GadellNet Makes Philanthropy a Priority

October 20, 2021

GadellNet has always put an emphasis on giving back to the communities we serve. When we were a small company with less than 10 people, we got together to rake leaves and donate technology. As we continued to grow, we have been able to grow our philanthropy efforts. Last year's Season of Giving campaign shined a light on five deserving organizations. There are three simple ways we have made philanthropy a priority and created a giving culture within our organization. 1. Paid Time Off [...]

There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together with Allison Melangton, Indianapolis

July 22, 2021

Allison Melangton is the Senior Vice President at Penske Entertainment, a job she specifically pursued to be the brains behind the Indy 500 operation. No small task. Given that she previously headed the host committee for the Superbowl in the past (making her only the second woman to have done so), she looked at the Indy 500 as just another exciting challenge and planned the 100th running of the race flawlessly.  When COVID hit, like most of us, her best-laid plans were tossed out the w [...]

There is time for investing in others with Blake Behr, Indianapolis

July 8, 2021

Blake Behr never imagined he would start his own company, but, as the saying goes, never say never. Now he’s President of Ridgeline Electrical Industries. A terrible work environment pushed him to make the leap and create a place where people actually enjoyed working. Pretty crazy concept, right? Basic things like showing appreciation and creating a positive culture might sound easy enough but require a lot of time and serious commitment - something many bosses aren’t willing to inves [...]

There is time for improv comedy with Tyler Mayer, Indianapolis

June 24, 2021

Tyler Mayer considered taking the cloth before he became an educator, a path that led him to his current role as the President and CEO of Providence Cristo Rey, a faith-based college and career prep high school.  There he helps kids become the best version of themselves. “If you don't show up every day striving to make that connection with those students and give it your all and run down the hill they're going to see right through you.” Tyler coaches “running down the hill” a [...]

There is time to be bold with Ryan and Kristy Rans, Indianapolis

June 10, 2021

Working side by side with your significant other may sound like a recipe for disaster. And yet, for Ryan and Kristy Rans, it’s something they spent years doing.  Fast forward. Prime Hospitality Group is thriving under their leadership even during the uncertainty of the pandemic. As Ryan shares, “It happened. Forget about how it happened. What‘s the best way to navigate the waters?” Instead of focusing on what happened, they’re looking ahead at how to overcome any challenge usi [...]

There is time for empathy with Liesel Mertes, Indianapolis

May 27, 2021

Liesel Mertes is a workplace empathy consultant and the owner of Handle with Care Consulting. Her job is to help companies learn how to support team members through what she calls disruptive life events, something she knows all too much about.  She experienced a tragedy that could have devastated her, but instead, she found a way to fight through the pain and help others.  How does she do it? She makes Zero Excuses.  Listen for: Sharing empathy in the workplaceThe imp [...]