Following graduation from Brown College with an Associates Degree in Computer Science, Demond “Dee” Bryant began his career as an IT Hardware Technician and served as a Workstation Analyst, Executive Support, and IT Analyst with various businesses throughout the Twin Cities. At 3M, where he then worked for over 10 years, Dee served as an IT Security Analyst, IT Change Management Coordinator, and IT Service Manager, specializing in process efficiencies, management, and risk mitigation.
His desire to make a difference in his community led Dee to Minnesota Tech for Success in 2022, and his excellent customer service skills led him from the Production floor to his current position as Sales Manager for schools and nonprofits, a career path in which he’s been interested for a long time.
“MTFS saw the potential in me, that gave me a chance to become the Production Manager. Shortly after I was given an opportunity to apply for the Sales Manager position, which I did. The company again saw potential in me and they felt I would be a good fit as the Sales Manager, so I took the position and ran with it.”
“Since I’m a Black American, and I come from the hard-core projects on the south side of Chicago, my life span was considered short. A short life span as a Black American male has not changed today. Today I can say wholeheartedly that I have achieved both of the goals I set for myself as a young, Black 20 year old kid entering the global IT workforce. Giving up was never an option for me, and never will be when I continue to strive to accomplish the goals I’ve set out to achieve.”
Dee is Six Sigma certified, Green Belt certified, A+ certified (a certification course we also offer here at MTFS), and Agile certified. He has two adult children and resides in Oakdale, and we’re thrilled to have him on staff! Young people interested in pursuing a career in technology are encouraged to reach out to Dee for mentorship: (612) 383-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.