About Spectrumware

Empowering Your Success​

Spectrumware's "Why"

We empower organizations to realize their fullest potential through intuitive and powerful software tools. Our custom-tailored digital solutions transform the way businesses operate by enhancing productivity, fostering collaboration, and driving sustainable growth. Together, we are shaping the future of work, one digital solution at a time. 

Our History

Originally called Spectrum, Inc., we were founded by Charles Ehresman in 1992 as a Professional Services Consulting company. In 1995, Custom Software Development services were added. With our founder’s retirement in 2000, the company’s mission was narrowed to focus solely on Custom Software, under the leadership of Rick Ehresman.  Upon Rick’s retirement, long-time employees Troy Graber and Jared Friesen took the reins of the growing company in 2023.

Our growth has come primarily through direct referrals and repeat clients, and we have the distinction of working with a few of our clients for 20 years or more.

Based out of Wichita and Kansas City, Serving Clients Across the U.S.

Meet the Team

Troy Graber

COO / CFO / Owner

Jared Friesen

President / Owner

Jake Barton

Director of Sales & Marketing

Rick Stewart

Project Manager

Victoria Main

Office Manager

Software Engineers

John Mierau

Desktop Application Developer / Database Specialist

John began working with Spectrumware in 2008 after completing his degree at Friends University. John is our expert at Windows Form applications and Microsoft SQL. He has significant experience developing complex logic in challenging environments, including Microsoft Access. Among his duties, John is tasked with developing numerous internal tools that make us superior developers.

Justin Seal

Web App Developer / UI Specialist

Justin has been with our company since 2016, shortly after completing his degree at Wichita State. Justin specializes in web applications, and frequently helps the team with user interface design. Justin deserves credit for many of our most significant UI advancements, and uses his skill to aid the rest of our team.

Cindy Conrad

Web App Developer / Access Support Specialist

Cindy became a part of our team in 2022. She started out with a Masters in Pharmaceutical Economics before transitioning into a teacher and administrator. Once her kids were grown, she shifted careers again. Using Udemy to teach herself, she learned to code in ASP.net (Razor and MVC), and joined our team part time. She quickly took on a role supporting several Microsoft Access applications, and since has started converting those applications into ASP.Net Web Applications.

Ian Thomas

Dedicated Angular / Spring Boot Developer

In 2022 Ian welcomed his first child and joined our team as he was still completing his degree at Wichita State University. We’ve asked him to specialize in some of our newest technologies, such as Angular, and Java Spring Boot. He has taken on the role of a dedicated developer for one of our largest clients.

Dwight McLeish, Jr.

Dedicated Angular / Spring Boot Developer

Dwight came on board in 2022 to join our expanding team. He brought a wide range of experience in a variety of tech stacks. He is skilled with Bootstrap, Spring Boot, Hibernate, React.js, and Angular. Uniquely on our team, Dwight is full time remote based in Valdosta, Georgia.

Jeff Carlson

Software Engineer / Internal IT

Jeff became a member of Spectrumware as of 2023. After over 10 years in the IT industry, Jeff has made the career switch into software development. With most of his schooling related to IT, he has spent many evenings self-teaching various concepts and programming languages.

Spencer Snawerdt

Web App / Mobile Developer

Spencer joined us in 2023. His interest in coding sparked during middle school, and this passion carried on through his high school years. Spencer pursued a major in computer science at Wichita State University. He gained a valuable skill in .NET during his Senior Design class, which has proved to be an asset in his current role.

Tayler Stoppel

Software Engineer

Tayler joined Spectrumware in 2023. He graduated from Kansas State University with a focus on C# .NET Core and specializes in developing applications using Blazor and Windows Forms.

Michael Bisges

Software Engineer

A graduate of Wichita State University, Michael joined the Spectrumware team in 2023. He develops and maintains web applications for various clients using Blazor and Windows Forms.

Bethany Weddle

Software Engineer

Spectrumware welcomed Bethany in 2024 as Software Team Lead. Bethany comes from a background of previously working at NIAR – Robotics and Automation as a Lead Programmer. She brings her experience in training and supporting other software developers as well as experience working with manufacturing, robotics, and automation to the Spectrumware team.

Join Us!

Interested in joining the Spectrumware Team? We’d love to hear from you!

Serving Wichita, Kansas City, and Beyond

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Your Solution Awaits

Troy Graber

COO / CFO / Owner

Troy has been an integral part of Spectrumware since joining in 2004. Initially starting as a software developer, he advanced to team lead and subsequently project manager, and finally taking the position of chief financial officer, and operations manager. His roles are diverse within the company, overseeing recruiting, onboarding, project management, QA, and DevOps, showcasing his extensive expertise in various aspects of software development. In addition to his responsibilities at Spectrumware, Troy has launched several small business ventures and contributed to external software projects. A Kansas State University alumnus, he embraces a philosophy of lifelong learning, and continues to engage in professional development opportunities to enhance his skills in project management, business operations, financial management, and leadership.

Jared Friesen

President / Owner

After joining Spectrumware in 2015, Jared’s work has included software development, project management, and client relations. He currently coordinates sales and marketing, and works with many of our larger clients. Jared is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and helping others make their organizations more successful.
He got his start as a programmer/analyst at Dillard’s, developing large-scale financial systems. He later served as IT Director for two Wichita businesses. Jared first ventured into entrepreneurship by starting a small IT consulting business that he owned for several years.
A proud graduate of Kansas State University, Jared also holds a private pilot’s license, showcasing his diverse skill set. Outside the professional realm, he finds fulfillment in volunteering at his church and enjoys family activities with his wife and children. Jared’s passion for travel reflects his adventurous spirit.

Jake Barton

Director of Sales & Marketing

Jake came on board to lead our Sales, Marketing, and Business Development initiatives in 2024 after having spent the previous 17 years in IT infrastructure sales. He has experience in many facets of sales, including inside/outside sales, business development, and sales management.

Rick Stewart

Project Manager

Rick joined our team in 2023. He served in the Army for six years before venturing into the IT field, where he held diverse roles including customer support and supporting the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Currently, he manages and helps guide our developers, ensuring a smooth progress in our projects.

Victoria Main

Office Manager

As the Office Manager at Spectrumware, Victoria joined us in 2023 and oversees daily office operations, including meetings, supplies, billing, and sales support, ensuring a productive and fun work environment for our team.