Jamf's Halmstad Receives Statewide Tech Council Honor
An Eau Claire software entrepreneur has won a statewide award for entrepreneurial innovation. Zach Halmstad – a UW-Eau Claire grad and founder of Jamf (formerly JAMF Software) will receive the 14th annual Ken Hendricks “Seize the Day” Award at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 6 in Madison. The prize is given by the Wisconsin Technology Council, which says the honor “celebrates entrepreneurial leaders who have been crucial to Wisconsin’s economic growth.” Halmstad, an Eau Claire native, received a music degree at UWEC while also working in the campus IT department. His software company now employs more than 600 people worldwide and is best known for the Casper Suite, a networking tool for Apple devices. “The story of Jamf is one of innovation, hard work, bootstrapping and, of course, a bit of fun in the process,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “Along with (co-CEO Chip) Pearson, Halmstad took the Jamf idea on the road and focused early on sales … winning a lot of customers along the way. When people told Halmstad he couldn’t build a company like this in Eau Claire, he proved them wrong.” To learn more about the award and the conference, visit wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.