Meet Our Team

Leeanne McManus Master Microsoft Office Specialist MCT

Leeanne (SPHR, Certified ScrumMaster, Master Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Trainer)linkedinikuw

Leeanne is a highly respected and sought after Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Master Microsoft Office Specialist, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Consultant with over 20 years of applicable Training/Facilitating, Human Resources and Leadership expertise. She is an excellent communicator, mentor, facilitator and coach – impacting organizations and individuals alike; helping them to maximize their productivity through enhanced skills, knowledge and understanding of their professional environment.

Kevin McManus Java SE/EE Agile/Scrum Consultant and Instructor

Kevin (CSM, CSD, CSPO, CSP, Java SE, EE & Microsoft Certified Trainer, Agile/Scrum Consultant and Instructor)linkedinikuw

Kevin has 25 years of experience in the IT industry spanning Systems Administration, Software Development, Software Engineering Management and Technical Training.

    Interesting Facts:  Loves God, family and country, will weather any storm to support Griz Nation and is the runt of the family at 6’3″ (his “little brother” is 6’6″…Yikes!).

He is a Certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developer, Professional and Java Certified Programmer & Microsoft Certified Trainer. His passion is melding the capabilities of technology with the creativity and ingenuity of highly talented people.


Gary (Security, Java, Agile, Networks and the LAMP Stack)

Gary spent over 30 years on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Montana State University, and another 10 working in the software security arena for companies like Right Now Technology, Oracle and Security Innovation. He has always believed in bringing the real world into the classroom and he thinks that ikuw Solutions is a great place to do that.

Interesting Facts: When he’s not teaching, he likes riding his Kawasaki Ninja.
Gary has a broad range of experience in software development, software security, system administration and networks and he likes to share what he knows with others. He is fond of saying, “When you’re through learning, you’re through.”

Gary has an extensive background in both industry and academia and the breadth of experience he brings to the table will benefit all of ikuw’s clients.


Tom (Microsoft Guru – SharePoint, SQL Server & Visual Studio)

Tom has delivered SharePoint, SQL Server and Visual Studio classes in both our Helena and Missoula centers.

Interesting Facts: He loves dancing with his daughters. :0)

What we value most is his ability to take his real world consulting experience and integrate it into the classroom. Having a technology practitioner like Tom in the classroom brings an entirely new level of instruction and solutions to our clients. He is an essential business partner for us and although he lives far away from the mountains of Montana, he is a valued member of our team.

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Barney (Business Development Manager)

Barney brings a broad range and depth of understanding to the ikuw team through 35 years of real world information technology experience, stretching from early software development through executive level management. A native Montanan, Barney has always relished and enjoyed the many outdoor recreational opportunities of Northwestern Montana, especially a love for golf, while at the same time developing a passion for travel across the US and globe. Interest in learning and attention to detail, coupled with a knack for math and science, destined Barney to become a technology professional. With a degree in Computer Science from University of Montana, Barney’s career began at Boeing Computer Services and progressed through Montana state government. Barney has a well-seasoned understanding of the value training adds to an organization, along with a strong desire to ensure every customer’s needs are being well met.

Interesting Facts: Barney’s lead and coordination efforts helped to ensure compromise, allowing a contracted software development effort to produce an award winning product, even though the contractor was going through bankruptcy proceedings at the time.

Barney is a tremendous addition to the ikuw team and brings decades of experience in both technology and leadership. We are looking forward to him helping us build a world-class Sales and Customer Care organization within ikuw. His integrity, professional reputation, business acumen and understanding of our long-term vision is the critical foundation to growing and contributing to our clients’ success.

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Sean (Technical Business Specialist)

Sean has 23 years experience of living in the world and brings a youthful exuberance to the ikuw team. From a young age he had an entrepreneurial spirit and in middle school started a landscaping company that he would run until he was done with college. In college Sean was inspired by technology and decided to take his interests of technology and business to get a degree in Management Information Systems. Sean has over 10 years of experience interacting and building relationships with customers. He also has experience working at the professional services firm PwC.

Interesting Facts: Sean turned down opportunities from two well known companies: PricewaterhouseCoopers and Oracle to work at ikuw Solutions, Inc.

Sean is one of those people who just gets it. He’s an entrepreneur at heart and he has been invested in ikuw even before he started his first day. He has a very bright future and we absolutely love having him on the team. His fresh thoughts, dedication and passion for helping us change the way the world communicates, collaborates and learns are a testament to who he is and what he wants to do with his life.

What others say

Very well taught, will help me in my career when having to deal with excel spreadsheets.

Excel 2010 Foundation

Good facilities and equipment, ikuw goes out of their way to help and make you feel comfortable.

iOS Programming

Excellent class! I found it very informative. The instructor was a great speaker and provided good Stories!

Introduction to Agile Project Management

Kevin had excellent people skills, was able to address all questions with ease and could quickly get to answers.

Java 7 Fundamentals

He interacted with each participant throughout the entire week and ensured everyone was on board with their learning objectives.

Java 7 Fundamentals

Very personable and knowledgeable instructor.

Fast Track to Java for OO Developers

Couldn't be any better. Highly competent.

Fast Track to Java for OO Developers

Contact Us

ikuw Solutions, Inc.
2445 South Third St. West, Suite B
Missoula, MT 59801


Telephone: 1-844-GET-IKUW


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