Sue Thaden

Sue Thaden

President & Chief Executive Officer

In 1999, Sue started CRi. As the CEO of CRi, the Omaha, Nebraska based staffing and solutions firm, has evolved through rapid growth and expansion into a leading IT staffing and solutions firm. Sue has developed a strong leadership team who assists in the day to day coaching of sales, recruiting, consultant management and solutions practice development. Sue provides the leadership and vision that keeps the company culture on track and the business growing.

In 2015, Sue led the launch of From Now On out of CRi’s Innovation Lab. FNO is a leading provider of Fan Engagement and digital mobile platforms, for over DI & DII colleges, tournaments and events. At the core of all we do is the passion around “getting it great” for our schools, their fans, and communities.

Sue is a graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Communications. She has received several leadership awards including the “40 under 40” leadership award from the Midlands Business Journal and is a graduate of Leadership Omaha, a program which develops local executives into community leaders.

Sue is a member of TechServe Alliance (TSA), based in Washington D.C., was the 2014 Chairman of the TSA Board and current Chair of the TSA’s Government Affairs Committee. She serves on Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Council. Sue serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Information Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and is the Chair of the Women in IT Fund Task Force for the University. Sue helped start a hugely successful program with UNO to increase interest and awareness for young women in IT called “CodeCrush”. Sue joined the board of the Omaha Community Foundation in 2016 and is currently a University of Nebraska Trustee.

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