Our Story

Founded in 2004, KlearSky launched with the goal of providing premier customer-focused IT consulting services to clients in the performing and visual arts industries. Over the years, the company has focused its services to four main offerings: digital design and branding, website development,  database management service and custom technology integration. While the service offerings have become more concentrated, KlearSky has expanded its client reach into new industries and verticals. Although the company has evolved, KlearSky still exists for the same reasons it did 10 years ago – to guide and support clients through the often complicated world of technology. From developing solutions and processes for complex issues, to implementing an online brand and presence in a particular market, KlearSky’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the overall business success of their clients.

Leadership

Ivan Medanic

President / CEO

As the Founder and President, Ivan is involved in the oversight and execution of all projects at KlearSky. Ivan’s leadership, experience, creative focus, and technology know-how help him guide his team through the thick-and-thin of the ever changing technology landscape. Prior to launching KlearSky, Ivan worked for two world class technology consulting companies. Through his experience, Ivan developed a project approach that balances a well thought-out implementation process with the exciting breakthroughs of new technologies and solutions. Away from the office, Ivan likes to spend time with his family. He is the soccer coach for both his daughter’s and son’s teams. He also enjoys taking the family on long road trips, often heading out to New Mexico for an annual summer family reunion.



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Favorites

  • Favorite European City: Barcelona, Spain
  • Favorite Instrument: Harmonica
  • Favorite Cheese: Feta
  • Favorite Holiday: Halloween
  • Favorite Show: Game of Thrones

Jasmine Hirst

VP of Technology Services

As KlearSky’s Vice President of Technology Services, Jasmine finds solutions to implement your organization’s vision and goals for a seamless use of data by your users.  She uses her experience to help guide your projects from beginning to end no matter how big or small. Jasmine’s favorite parts of the job are the great relationships she has the chance to develop with clients and the opportunity to learn the inner workings of the diverse projects that KlearSky works on.



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Favorites

  • Favorite Cereal:  Corn Flakes
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Favorite Genre:  Science Fiction
  • Favorite National Park:  Glacier National Park
  • Favorite Board Game:  Risk

 

Katie Ide

VP of Marketing & Client Services

As the Vice President of Marketing & Client Services, Katie manages all communication between KlearSky and current and potential clients.  In her past life, Katie worked in a variety of arts organizations including The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Harris Theater for Music and Dance in both sales and marketing. Some of Katie’s favorite perks from working for KlearSky include the diversity of clients and projects in which she gets to be involved, and that she can bring her two dachshunds, MCA and Mala to the office with her.



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Favorites

  • Favorite Tech Gadget:  Kindle
  • iPhone or Android:  iPhone
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Chicago Blackhawks
  • Favorite Band: My Morning Jacket
Clients

Applied Systems Client Network Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Ballet British Columbia Beyond Nines Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre Carmel Symphony Orchestra Caroline DeVillo Couture Bridal Center Theatre Group Center for the Performing Arts, The Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago Opera TheaterChicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago Symphony Orchestra Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Cleveland OrchestraColumbia College Chicago DCM DeLaRosa Studio Detroit Symphony Orchestra Elliott Marketing GroupExcel Displays & Packaging Gerry Brown & Associates

Global Alliance for Art & Health Goodman Theatre Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park Harris Theater for Music & Dance at Millennium Park Healthy Schools Campaign Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Huck Bouma PC Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Illinois College of Optometry Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Institute of Health & Human Performance Joffrey Ballet John Michael Kohler Arts Center La Jolla Playhouse Laguna Playhouse, The League of Chicago Theatres Logan Theatre, The Lyric Opera of Chicago M. Fishman & Co. Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois Natalie Sheedy Interiors National Association of Realtors Opera Omaha Pacific Symphony Patterson Law Firm, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Opera San Francisco Symphony Sandra Perlow Seattle Symphony Orchestra Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts Shedd Aquarium South Coast Repertory Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing & Royalties Steppenwolf Theatre Company Stratford Festival of Canada Stratigraphics Tessitura Network Writers’ Theatre

Partners

Lanus provides custom development services from their offices in Belgrade, Serbia, with an extensive portfolio of solutions to solve the business problems of various multinational clients. Their talent, customer service philosophy, experience and advantageous rate structure combine to provide the highest possible value as a development partner.

Softweb Solutions provides high value software application development services worldwide.   They offer software and application development services leveraging all effective technologies.

Sitefinity, a division of Telerik, empowers businesses to deliver personalized, responsive web experiences which engage, convert and retain customers. Sitefinity is the most modern .NET web content management platform available on the market today.

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