Leadership and Our Team

We have a pretty simple recipe for cooking up a great staff:

  • 1/3 strategists
  • 1/3 digital marketers
  • 1/3 web developers and designers

Can we brag a little? We create websites that create the future, and we practice the values that help our people do their best work.

Four times weekly our teams meet with their peers and review their projects and what they've learned. Designers share the latest in web design techniques. Developers look for ways to do more faster with less code. Project managers show how they've improved communication. There are no egos at Northwoods. Learning and improving are our obsession.

We all share a passion for creating "high return" websites and applications. Our clients reply on the what we do.

Jennifer, who works for one of our larger clients, sent us this picture. She's a very talented web professional herself and she made a bracelet that with the initials WWNWD - "What Would Northwoods Do?"  We're proud to have earned her trust. 

Every month we take what we've learned and create new free workshops to offer to our clients. Twice a year we invite everyone to TUG Conference at Northwoods and we spend the day sharing knowledge (and eating and drinking). We'd like to think this is why we've been around for 20 years, why we have a well earned reputation for excellence, and why we're still growing. 

Our staff is locally based in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Northwoods Web Solutions is closely held by three of its key leaders:

Patrick Bieser | Founder & CEO

Patrick Bieser

Patrick Bieser founded Northwoods Software Development in 1997. In addition to serving as president, Patrick oversees web strategy, Titan CMS product design, and software architecture decisions on major projects. Patrick is expert in the areas of content management, information architecture, co-branded web sites, and B2B web sites.

Rick Fessenbecker | Managing Director

Rick Fessenbecker

Rick Fessenbecker is a founding member of Northwoods Software. In addition to serving as a Managing Director, Rick oversees manufacturer website solutions and is a key contact for many of our manufacturing clients. Rick has been involved in website strategy and new customer acquisition for 15 years.

Fred Pike | Managing Director

Fred Pike

Fred Pike is the Managing Director/COO of Northwoods. He is particularly focused on SEO and conversions for Northwoods and client websites.

Northwoods Web Solutions Consulting Team

We attract the highest caliber technology and software programming professionals. Our team is 40-strong including strategists, digital marketers, programmers, project managers, technical gurus, design architects, web designers—all the specialists needed to execute a successful project.  What they all have in common is that they are bright, enthusiastic, energetic professionals who love what they do and were hand-picked to be part of the Northwoods team and culture.

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Northwoods Web Solutions

1572 E Capitol Drive

Milwaukee WI 53211


847-752-1095 (Chicago)

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