Our Leadership

Bill Leonard
Bill Leonard
Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Bill Leonard is Co-CEO and co-founder of Charter Solutions, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in information systems management as President and CEO of database, software, and Internet Development companies. He was the President and CEO of Computer Petroleum Corporation for 12 years, a publicly traded company that was a database network for the petroleum and transportation industries. Prior to starting Charter Solutions, he was the President of XATA Technologies, a software and internet development company in the transportation industry. Bill also worked for Deltak, Inc. an information systems training company that provided in-house training systems for Fortune 1000 companies. He managed operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Bill began his career at 3M Company where he worked for seven years in sales, marketing and product management. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree for the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration from Mankato State University. Bill serves on the board of directors of two other companies.

Dee Thibodeau
Dee Thibodeau
Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Dee Thibodeau is Co-CEO and co-founder of Charter Solutions, Inc. Before forming Charter Solutions, Thibodeau was President of EDI Solutions, an international Electronic Commerce company. Thibodeau also founded and formed Charter Investments. Prior to the founding of Charter Investments, Thibodeau served as President of Arco Transcription, Inc. a national company specializing in providing medical transcription to the medical field. In 1987, Thibodeau founded and served as Managing Partner of Milestone Investments Inc., a firm which specialized in fund raising and acquisitions of real estate, service companies and hotels. Thibodeau was also President and CEO of Microworx. Ms. Thibodeau holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University. She has been President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Chair of the Minnesota High Tech Association and founder and President of the Twin Cities EDI Business Forum and also currently Chairs Marketing for the NACD. She is a founder of the National Women on Boards events, Chair of HCMC Health Services Plan Advisory Committee, founding member of Minnesota Women Corporate Directors and a member of the Women Business Leaders of the US HealthCare Industry Foundation.

Don Nutzmann
Don Nutzmann
Executive Vice President

Don Nutzmann is Charter Solutions’ Executive Vice President. In this role, Don is responsible for the leadership of the practice areas and vertical market segments, definition and delivery of Charter Solutions service offerings in those areas, assisting with the crafting of customer solutions, and management of the consulting staff. Don brings to Charter Solutions a broad and successful background in the leadership and management of growing companies. His leadership skills are augmented by his broad industry and technology expertise, his focus on delivering quality business and technology solutions that provide real value to clients, and a strong business acumen.

Before joining Charter Solutions in 2003, Don served in several executive positions including COO & Vice President of Technology Services for a local consulting firm, Vice President of Engineering for a semiconductor inspection company, and Vice President/General Manager for the Advanced Technology Division of Secure Computing. Don began his career at Honeywell/Alliant Techsystems where he held a variety of leadership and engineering positions.

Michael Krouze
Michael Krouze
Vice President of Analytics and Chief Technology Officer

Michael Krouze is Charter Solutions’ Vice President of Analytics and Chief Technology Officer. Michael brings to Charter Solutions a broad and deep knowledge of the Information Technology arena from both a technology and business perspective. He is an innovative thinker adept at planning and initiating change, a superb strategist with a solid combination of business and technical acumen, and a hands-on leader skilled in balancing user requirements, corporate objectives, and technology capabilities. Michael has a proven track record in the definition and leadership of IT initiatives for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups and non-profits.

Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University and has completed coursework at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management focusing on strategic management. He is a founder and active board member of the International Association of Software Architects; a national speaker on topics such as business architecture, business rules/workflow, and enterprise architectures; and has taught classes on software development and business rules.