GEMKO is a business solutions consulting firm that delivers technology & process solutions to empower clients using IBM Power / IBMi technology. Our core competency is IBMi technology. We are passionate in helping our clients leverage their investments in IBM technology to exceed the needs of their business. Our 30 years of experience positions us as your one stop partner for a complete IBM Power / IBMi service offering.


We were founded in 1990 under Gaines Kriner Elliot & Co. accounting firm and became a subsidiary of The Bonadio Group in 2013. Bonadio is a top 50 CPA firm who delivers a full spectrum of services to help clients overcome their financial and business challenges, more about Bonadio at www.bonadio.com

Michael Budzich

Managing Partner/CEO

With over 25 years of I.T. and Business Consulting, Mike is a CIO and trusted adviser to numerous client companies in various industries. Mike is an IBM Certified Specialist in Power Systems Scale-Up Technical Sales. He is the lead at GEMKO Information Group, and one of the original partners.

Ron Schmitz

Senior Consultant

A member of GEMKO’s Power Systems Group, Mr. Schmitz is the firm’s leader in iCare Managed Services activities, including system migrations, operating system upgrades, and security assessments.

Christopher Burns
Senior Consultant





Michael Szczepanik

Senior Developer




Chris Burns is a technology expert specializing in IBM Midrange Computer based business systems, solutions architecture, database design, programming, telecommunications, desktop technology, web enablement and technical education.

Michel Szczepanik is a designated IBM Fresh Face, considered the next generation of innovators who push the boundaries of what is possible with IBM Power Systems. He is a Programmer / Analyst specializing in the development of business applications on multiple technology platforms.

Zach Todtenhagen

Systems Engineer

Zachary joined the GEMKO team in 2010 as a front-end software developer and marketing assistant. He is an information technology specialist, graphic designer, software developer, systems engineer, and more. 

Samantha Huff

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Samantha is a skilled sales and marketing professional, passionately working in a presale role to ensure a high level of customer service in addition to strategically leading GEMKO’s marketing initiatives.

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