Catherine Wendt brings her unique background and 35+ years of business experience to the Construction Industry, including clients, industry associations, publications, and our team members. Today, she is a trusted advisor for businesses across the country, the active owner and President of Syscon, and an active musician.
In addition to her consulting responsibilities, Catherine stepped into the role of President at Syscon in 2013 after heading up the Network Department for five years. As with many family businesses, she’s held various roles at Syscon including Controller, Sales and Marketing, and Project Management. Under her leadership, Syscon has expanded its Consulting, IT Support, and Cloud Hosting services to the Construction industry, introducing the company’s first App focused on Field Time collection.
Growing up as the oldest of 11 children, raising four children, married to Larry since 1984, and having worked with construction companies of many sizes, locations, and trades has allowed Catherine to support clients during their business journey. Her weekly video blogs with helpful tips on tech-related items, as well as published articles and blog posts have provided many opportunities to educate our clients and our industry. The IT industry, including software, changes quickly, so attending industry events and staying current with the technology, then passing that along for the success of our clients is a primary goal in Catherine’s role at Syscon.
• C12 Affinity Group
• CFMA Valley of the Sun member
• ASA Chicago member, Educational Committee member
• ASA of Arizona member
• Women’s Business Enterprise, Certified
Catherine’s articles have been shared in a variety of publications including the Daily Herald Business Ledger newspaper, TUG Newsletter, Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce newsletter, CFMA Connection Café, Construction Business Owner magazine, to name a few. Catherine is also a major contributor to Syscon U, a monthly client newsletter. She writes and records a weekly video blog highlighting topics within the IT and Construction community, Sage 100 Contractor, and updates on It-related security to the business community.
Aside from her day-to-day responsibilities at Syscon, Catherine has been a participant and support of the arts. Catherine spent five seasons singing with the Chicago Symphony chorus and in 1999 service as the ‘Artist in Residence’ at Hubbard High School in Chicago, assisting vocal students in preparation for competitions and performance opportunities. Catherine has served as a soprano section leader at a variety of churches and with community choruses. For nine years, Catherine served as the Director of the Elmhurst German Men’s Chorus, participating in the Directors’ Forum at the National Association level.
In her newer Arizona community, Catherine served for several years as an interim choral and orchestra director at North Ridge Community Church, participated in the Chandler Chamber series recitals, as well as the Paradise Valley Chamber Consortium recitals, and serves as President of her community’s Home Owners Association.