APPION SOLUTIONS

Maximizing Results of Your Apprentice Program.

Brief History, Big Results

With the goal of becoming the premier, cloud-based provider of apprentice program management software, Appion Solutions was formed to meet the unique needs of the various organizations that run or support these programs. Built on foundational software designed by co-founder Lloyd Ebert, Appion Solutions has already helped numerous apprentice programs improve their operations and results by giving them the ability to manage the lifecycle of their apprentice programs effectively and efficiently in one easy-to-use system.

MISSION STATEMENT

Appion Solutions is 100% committed to growing the skilled worker pool by automating and optimizing the apprentice program management process through software.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mike Harris

Chairman & Chief
Executive Offer

Mike Harris, our CEO, is a prolific and highly successful entrepreneur having founded and sold several companies, including Patina Solutions (sold to Korn Ferry in 2022) and Jefferson Wells (sold to Manpower in 2001). Mike also served on numerous Boards for successful companies across the workforce solution sectors.

Jeff Hart

Chief Growth Officer

Jeff Hart serves as Appion’s chief growth officer, leading commercialization efforts focused on developing close relationships with our clients. Hart served as part-owner and VP, NA Sales for CPC Logistics, a national provider of truck driver sourcing and fleet solutions after serving as president of Manpower Inc.’s Transpersonnel subsidiary with nearly 800 associates in transportation and warehousing. Jeff also served in numerous Board and consulting capacities for successful companies and non-profit organizations.

Lloyd Ebert

Chief Technology Officer
& President

Lloyd is the creative force behind Appion Solutions who developed our software and serves as our president and chief technology officer. Ebert was the Director of Technology for Patina Solutions (which was sold to Korn Ferry in April 2022). Ebert has over a decade of experience developing custom cloud-based software solutions. Ebert is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Appion.

Robert Hopton

Board Director &
Strategic Advisor

Robert Hopton serves as an outside Director on the Appion Board. Hopton was most recently co-founder and CEO of Health eFilings, a healthcare IT company whose proprietary cloud-based software enabled providers and healthcare organizations to easily comply with complex reporting requirements. Health eFilings was sold in 2022. Before Health eFilings, he was CEO of Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer of patented, battery-operated auxiliary power units for the trucking industry.

Ann Hanna

Board Director

Ann Hanna serves as an outside Director on the Appion Board. Ann is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Taureau Group, a leading independent investment bank. She specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and recapitalizations, having completed both domestic and cross-border transactions. Her distinctive background also includes extensive operational experience as owner of several successful businesses and involvement in multiple corporate start-ups.

Dr. Bryan Albrecht

Board Director

Dr. Albrecht serves as an outside Director on the Appion Board. Bryan most recently served as President of Gateway Technical College and holds the title of President Emeritus. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in education, workforce, and economic development, serving as a technical expert for state and federal agencies including the White House and the United States Congress. Bryan’s expertise is highlighted through innovative industry partnerships including serving on the Wisconsin State Apprenticeship Board and the American Association of Community College’s Apprenticeship Advisory Board.

John Pulera

Director of Client Development

John Pulera serves as Director of Client Development for Appion Solutions.  Prior to joining the Appion team, John was a successful Director of Business Development with Health eFilings, a healthcare IT company, until the sale of the company in 2022.  John has also been involved with various healthcare start-up companies in the Madison, Wisconsin area.  John is known for his thorough and thoughtful approach to helping his clients achieve their goals.

What Our Customers Have to Say

“Appion has provided us with an easy-to-follow procedure for applicants to submit their documents and an effortless way for us to manage content on our end. Prior to this process, we would conduct quarterly in-person application events that would potentially cause loss of interest from probable candidates. This tool has provided a quick and efficient way for applicants to apply at any time and speed up the hiring practice. We look forward to working with them as they are professional and quick to respond to any inquiries.”

“Apprenticeship Coordinator” (Milwaukee, WI)

“The online application system from Appion has allowed our apprentice program to accept applications 24/7 online. Shifting to a streamlined online application and database, our apprentice program saves the time and effort of screening and accepting applicants in person. The system also allows more flexibility, accessibility and automates correspondence to our applicants.”

“JATC Apprenticeship Coordinator” (Chicago, IL)

“Appion has provided us with an easy-to-follow procedure for applicants to submit their documents and an effortless way for us to manage content on our end. Prior to this process, we would conduct quarterly in-person application events that would potentially cause loss of interest from probable candidates. This tool has provided a quick and efficient way for applicants to apply at any time and speed up the hiring practice. We look forward to working with them as they are professional and quick to respond to any inquiries.”

Iron Worker • Local 8 JATC

“The online application system from Appion has allowed our apprenticeship program to accept applications 24/7 online. Shifting to a streamlined online application and database, our apprenticeship program saves the time and effort of screening and accepting applicants in person. The system also allows more flexibility, accessibility and automates correspondence to our applicants.”

Iron Worker • Architectural Metal Trainee School Local 63

It’s Easy to Get Started

STEP 1:

Schedule Demo with an Appion Expert

We’ll introduce you to Appion’s easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.

STEP 2:

Integration, Onboarding
& Training

Appion specialists will customize your setup and optimize it for your program.

STEP 3:

Accelerate Your Apprentice Program

Attract more quality apprentice candidates and grow your program.