Dan Gieser CEO

Dan started in the wireless industry in 2003 at Midwest Wireless. He specialized in the packet-core and wireless broadband networks. He assisted merging data to Alltel (who purchased Midwest Wireless) and Verizon (who purchased Alltel). After spending several years with Verizon's National and Regional engineering teams he came to Mankato Networks in 2012. His background includes LTE (PGW/SGW/MME/HSS), 3G (PDSN/FA/HA/AAA), IMS core, data roaming, MPLS and general IP routing and switching.

Levi Pederson Network Engineer

Levi came from a diverse background with expertise in virtual environments, networking, and application development. In 2003 Levi started working with Minneapolis Public School District 1 as Network and Administrative technician. Levi then worked for Geek Squad as an In-Store Agent working heavily with small businesses and network integrations, upgrades, and modifications. Coming to Mankato Networks in 2013 Levi has continued to apply his diverse background to the tasks and projects at hand. Levi Pederson was a core part of the engineering and implementation of the OmahaIX Internet Exchange Point in Nebraska.

Alexandra Nickels Accounting/Office Manager

Alexandra came to Mankato Networks in November of 2014. She has a degree in Business Management and has plans to continue her education with a degree in accounting thereafter. She is responsible for all the accounting, contract management, and E-Rate solutions and generally keeping the office going.

Dennis Vasquez Network Engineer

Dennis began his career at Mankato Networks in 2016. He studied Electrical Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Although his career path started in electrical engineering, working with PCB design, coding in VHDL and Visual basic, his professional interest gravitated toward networking. His career at Mankato Networks allowed him to expand his knowledge in provider edge routing and switching, Juniper, Cisco, Ruckus products, and maintaining great relationships with customers. In his free time, he is active in CrossFit and serves his community through his work as a volunteer firefighter.