Steve Knutson

Marco Member Since: 1999
Marco Member Since: 1999

Steve Knutson

Chief Technology Officer

Steve always wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up—or better yet, the CIO/CTO of Marco. His down-to-earth personality and “no geek speak” philosophy make him a sought-after speaker on “all things IT” nationwide.

Steve graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Before joining Marco, he worked for the United States Department of Defense (high clearance needed and no, he can’t tell you about it). Prior to that, he served as a computer analyst for BDM, Inc.

Today, he leads Marco's progressive IT strategy as Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for Marco’s product and services portfolio. As Chief Information Officer, Steve oversees Marco’s internal use of technology, which gives him insight into technology challenges our clients may face.

If Steve wrote a biography, he would title it How to Walk Through the Mine Field of Life and Not Miss Any. Minefields aside, Steve tackles the technology battlefield daily, helping to increase security and effectiveness of devices.

For fun, Steve and his wife own a hobby shop and indoor RC raceway. He loves technology gadgets and is always inspired by learning.

 

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, University of New Mexico, 1991

 

Awards

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Titan of Technology, 2017
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's CIO of the Year 2011
  • HTG member of the year 2012
  • HTG Rockstar Award 2015

 

Community Involvement

Member of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) and the Greater Saint Cloud Cybersecurity Consortium. Steve participates on several partner advisory councils for Marco’s manufacturers.  He is involved with the MN Tripoli high-power rocket club and the Upper Mississippi River Smallie Club. Steve is an ad hoc board member for several non-profit organizations and an active volunteer for his church.

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Joined Marco

1999

 

Steve's Blogs

An Inside Look at Marco's Help Desk Support

The moment you need support, support desk services become very important. We all know downtime is expensive, and frustrated employees come at a cost. But a great help desk can do more than just answer calls; they’re also committed to…

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6 Common Copy Machine & Printer Problems and the Path to Resolution

Anyone who has worked in an office knows the frustrations of copy machine and printer problems—and anyone who's seen the film Office Space likely remembers its dramatization of printer frustrations. If you haven't seen it, the film…

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VOIP vs. Unified Communications: What You Need to Know

When I begin working with a customer, the first thing we have to uncover is how their business communicates. What ways are employees talking to each other, and are your current means of communication supporting your employees and your…

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