Ralph A. Badtke


Ralph’s mission at Christenson Advisors is to provide strategic IT vision, leadership and enterprise solutions for the firm. Ralph supports the firm’s IT needs to meet CA’s goals, deliver results and enhance the firm’s overall performance.

Ralph manages the firm’s technology needs as Vice President, Information Technology.  He is responsible for advising technical support for the firm’s computer software and overseeing all aspects of the firm’s information technology functions.  Ralph aligns IT strategy with corporate mission and goals; enhances and renovates business processes for operating effectiveness and competitive advantage; and manages change that keeps the firm a step ahead of rapidly changing technology.

Ralph has over 15 years’ experience in information technology solutions. Prior to joining Christenson Advisors, he provided technical support and administration for across several industries including telecommunications, and technology product and services. He was responsible for formatting and configuring network infrastructures with servers, workstations, printers and other network devices in a timely manner.

Previously, Ralph was Senior Electronic Technician and Installer/Programmer at various companies throughout the Midwest. As Senior Electronic Technician, he played a key role in training staff and reengineering the support center to improve responsiveness for each establishment.

Ralph is certified in over forty technological certifications from Joliet Junior College, Advanced Technical Training Center and WILCO Area Career Center.