About JDB IT

Originally known as JDB Associates, the company was founded in 1993 by partners Jaime Engel and Dave Vernon.  After having met while working for Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture) in the late 1980's, Dave and Jaime learned to appreciate the value of a good consultant going the extra mile for the client.  

Much has changed since those early days before the web and cell phones.  Today JDB offers a broad range of applications development, web and support services for customers large and small. Our exceptional business knowledge allows us to see things from your perspective, not the other way around. In the end, you get the solutions you're looking for and a reliable partner to help your business succeed.


JDB Associates

JDB Associates, the company you have come to depend on for your application development, website and other consulting services, is now JDB IT to better reflect our focus on the Information Technology (IT) needs of our customers.  While the name and logo have changed, the focus on each customer's needs has not changed.

Jaime Engel

Jaime received his undergraduate degree in computer science with a management and finance minor and went to work for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in the late 1980's. Since then, he has worked in IT management and since 1993 has been working for and managing JDB Associates with his business partner.  Jaime has a passion for all things high-tech and manages JDB's web development and Kentico Content Management practice as well as still supporting many of JDB's legacy application customers.  

Jaime and his wife Lisa live in the Twin Cities with their yellow lab Maisy.  When not in the office, Jaime enjoys pontoon boating, Saint John's University football, photography, motorcycling and snowmobiling.  

David Vernon

Dave received his B.A. in Business from the College of St. Thomas, and went on to earn his M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dave joined Anderson Consulting (Accenture) where he began focusing on helping small- to medium-sized organizations implement company-wide information systems. In 1993, an entrepreneurial drive pushed Dave to co-found JDB with Jaime Engel. Dave is involved in many aspects of JDB's operations including sales and marketing, management, strategic alliances, and consulting services delivery.

Dave lives in St. Paul with his wife Nora.Their 5 kids are spread among a few different states. The Vernon family enjoys traveling (especially to their favorite vacation spot, North Captiva Island, Florida) and gathering with friends and relatives.

JDB provided the right level of project management for our needs.  They didn't bill hours because the could, they billed hours only when they SHOULD.

— Jim, IT Director