iddea group: the real experts in virtual IT

iddea group brings both real expertise and real commitment to virtual IT.

iddea group
158 Napoleon Street
Suite 220
Valparaiso , IN  46383
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about iddea group

The Iddea Group brings both real expertise and real commitment to Virtual IT. Led by a team with hands-on experience in technology, operations and management, we know what it takes to succeed – and we are dedicated to partner success, with a devotion to an uncompromising win-win mentality. We recognize our accountability to our clients, our vendors and our community. We will clearly state, measure, and keep our commitment to design and deliver the most efficient and sustainable information technology solutions.

  • Grant Andres

    Managing Director
  • Glenn Abbett

  • Tim Ginn

  • Amy Bolen


Mike Heinold

As a founding partner, Mike brings over two decades of experience in production, operations, sales and management in diverse industries, including agriculture, finance, leadership training and IT for firms such as Franklin Covey, GE Capital and Chester Technologies. This breadth and depth of experience has helped shape the Iddea Group as an innovator in the effective application of virtual IT across all aspects of an organization. Mike is a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana, where he lives with his wife of 23 years and their three children.


John Mario

John Mario brings to Iddea Group over 20 years of extensive sales, consulting services, and management experience, including over 10 years of focus on virtualization and storage technologies. Prior to launching Iddea Group, John honed his skills at Chester Technologies and Zones Consulting Services, and was a founding partner at Xcedex Midwest.

John is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, currently residing in Chesterton with his wife and three children. An active volunteer in the community, John is Board President emeritus for Saint Patrick School and is currently on the board of Northwest Indiana Futbol Club.


Glenn Abbett

Glenn Abbett, one of the founding partners of Iddea Group, has been a life long resident of Northwest Indiana where he still lives with his wife and four children.

After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1994, Glenn became the sole manager of Abbett Farms, LLC. Witnessing first hand the effect of virtual technology on farming, Glenn, along with his partners, launched Iddea Group in an effort to bring virtual technology to other small and medium sized businesses.