Barry Nordstrand

Chief Executive Officer

Barry Nordstrand

Chief Executive Officer

Barry is a strategic leader who fosters employee growth and well-being within Solutran. He is passionate about maintaining success in legacy businesses as well as pursuing future growth opportunities. Prior to Solutran, Barry held leadership positions within Piper Jaffray and Fixed Income Capital Markets Division. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College as well as a master’s degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Barry and his wife, Carmen, have three children and four grandchildren. Barry is referred to by some as “slightly crazy” due to his passion of running mountain trails and ultra-marathons (as if 26.2 miles just wasn’t enough).

Jason Prigge

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Prigge

Chief Technology Officer

Jason has led the Information Technology department since joining Solutran in 2006, and has overseen the technical build for Solutran’s best-in-class public and private sector highly available EBT platforms. Prior to Solutran, Jason was the Director of Corporate Applications for a pharmaceutical market research startup in Philadelphia, and an Oracle architect for the Unisys Global Outsourcing division. Jason is credited to be the only member of the Leadership Team to have watched both versions of the movie “Tron”.  Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Tanwi, daughter Raina, and two gigantic dogs, Percy and Smokey. His hobbies include fishing, hiking, and dreaming of his beloved Vikings winning a Super Bowl during his lifetime.

Chad Kelly

Chief Marketing Officer
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Chad Kelly

Chief Marketing Officer
GM, Healthy Savings®

Chad is a marketing junkie who spends his time creating new initiatives and awareness for the expansion of Healthy Savings and other electronic engagement rewards. He is passionate about improving the health of Americans using technology to make it easy for everyone. Prior to Solutran, Chad served as CMO of Piper Jaffray and Unlimited Peak. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus, and a master’s degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Chad and his wife Shelly have five children. His favorite getaway is to northern Minnesota – to boat, paddleboard, fish, read and eat (mostly) healthy foods.

Carmen Nordstrand

Chief Operating Officer

Carmen Nordstrand

Chief Operating Officer

Carmen is among the most tenured employees at Solutran having started with the company in 1998. As COO, she is said to have a game plan for everything. She plays a role in helping define the strategic direction of the firm and oversees the operational, day-to-day aspects of the business. Carmen awakes early most days (before 5:00!) with a passion for delivering services that exceed customer expectations while looking for process improvements. Carmen holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College. Carmen and her husband, Barry, have three children and four grandchildren. Carmen usually has a game plan around the kitchen, too, as she loves to cook and entertain family and friends.

Michael Rahman

Vice President of Finance

Michael Rahman

Vice President of Finance

Mike leads Solutran’s finance team, focusing on financial management and strategic growth initiatives. Mike joined Solutran from UnitedHealth Group’s Corporate Development team where he played a leading role in evaluating and executing strategic acquisitions. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He could also be a CFA charterholder, but has stubbornly refused to pay the annual dues. Mike enjoys traveling the world, discovering new restaurants and almost any outdoor activity.

Joe Gabler

General Manager

Joe Gabler

General Manager

Joe leads Solutran’s fast-paced Benefits, Rewards and Incentives business lines, focusing on strategic growth and client relationships. His passion for technology began with a focus on cloud applications and building retail networks. Prior to Solutran, Joe was closely involved in Minneapolis-based SPS Commerce’ growth from a small company to a public IPO. Having held leadership positions in both customer operations and sales, he has a strong client-focus. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg University. With pride, Joe’s most useful skill is always having a Seinfeld quote for any situation. When not at work, Joe and his wife, Erin, are always looking for their next adventure around the globe.

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