MNJ Technologies Ranked 15th ‘Best Place to Work in Illinois’

Latest Accolade for Rapidly Growing Solution Provider

BUFFALO GROVE, IL (August 14th, 2020)

MNJ Technologies, a midmarket-focused IT solution and managed services provider, today announced that it has been named as the 15th Best Place to Work in Illinois among medium size companies. It is one of only 19 companies recognized in the program’s 100-to-499-employee category this year, based on an analysis of nominees’ workplace policies, practices and demographics as well as an employee work experience survey.

The statewide competition is sponsored by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council and Best Companies Group.

The accolade is the latest in a series received by MNJ since January, including recognition on the CRN 2020 MSP Elite 150 and CRN Tech Elite 250 lists, advancement to Platinum Level status in the Dell Technologies Partner Program, and achievement of the new Cisco CX Specialization designation for maximizing customer satisfaction. These honors stemmed in part from MNJ’s rapid growth, including a 23% overall revenue increase in 2019 that far outpaced other companies in the space.

“We have spent the last three years in an extensive company makeover that has included a heavy emphasis on corporate culture. Initiatives have ranged from running improvisation workshops to help our employees think creatively to overhauling our commission and health insurance plans, establishing quarterly coffee talks and mentoring programs, and adding paid time off for community service or volunteer activities,” said MNJ President Susan Kozak. “These efforts have not only led directly to our Best Places to Work in Illinois honors but also have been instrumental in driving company growth.”

The final rankings were announced at an August 20 awards ceremony, posted on the Business Ledger website, and will be published in September issue of the Daily Herald Business Ledger on September 21st .

About MNJ Technologies

MNJ Technologies is a technology and managed services provider that focuses on helping midmarket companies increase productivity, simplify IT systems, and reduce costs through best-in-class vendor-agnostic solutions and services. The company’s certified solution consultants and engineers help clients optimize operations using SDWAN, unified communications, networking, security, cloud, and other technologies. Founded in 2002, MNJ headquarters is in suburban Chicago. For more information, visit www.mnjtech.com.


Jamie Porter
MNJ Technologies
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Matt Ogden

Chief Operating Officer

Matt Ogden is MNJ’s Chief Operating Officer. Matt is widely recognized as the voice of the customer. He was, in fact, a customer of MNJ for 14 years. MNJ customers trust Matt for his command of IT and Digital Transformation within the context of optimized business outcomes.

Matt bridges the gap between legacy technology environments and practical future state success. He has a rare ability to meet the customer where they are and build high integrity, cost effective plans to help technology teams function better. He has even been called a CTO/CIO whisperer. His command of best practices comes from his 14+ years of experience as a leader within the Fortune 19 company – Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Matt is a Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate from Kent State University. Matt is all about family and invests his free time into them while enjoying coaching and Disney World adventures. Matt is also an avid Cleveland Browns fan.