About Braden Business Systems

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Why Choose Us

Since 1989, Braden Business Systems has been committed to helping each of our clients achieve their business goals with the optimal combination of innovative technology, local decision-making and quality service.
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See why clients across Chicago and central Indiana choose us:

  • We provide state-of-the-art and scalable hardware and software that grows along with your business.
  • Our tenured and experienced employees have in-depth knowledge of technological solutions and services developed to increase your efficiency, productivity and profitability.
  • We work alongside you to create personalized technology strategies that ensure you meet your business needs, wants and goals.
  • We are invested in your business for the long term and are excited to see your business transform and thrive.
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Meet Our Leadership Team

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Dave Braden

Founder & President

Dave founded Braden Business Systems in 1989 with a single focus: Serving customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations. He built and led the company to where it is today, a leader and award winner in the business technology market in Central Indiana. He manages all the business’s affairs and has built an effective management team that serves our customers. Dave has over 30+ years of business office technology experience and continues to lead the business by example. He developed the corporate and personal ideals our company exemplifies, rooted in doing the right thing, having a hard work ethic, and always putting our customers first. Dave supports many various charitable organizations, including faith-based organizations in Indiana.  

He played baseball as a pitcher/captain and earned a degree in Accounting at Indiana State University during the Larry Bird era, of whom he remains a fan and friend to this day. Dave has three wonderful children — Erik, Sarra and Grant and a beautiful, loving wife, Terresa, and enjoys the occasional round of golf. 

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Erik Braden, CFA, CPA, MBA

Managing Partner

Erik’s role at Braden is to facilitate profitable growth through driving internal and external initiatives, including the execution of complementary acquisitions with the core mission of improving customer experience and value. He previously spent time at the private equity firm CID Capital. Here, he executed multiple acquisitions and helped manage key management executives and strategic decisions within these firms to build value. He also spent several years at JPMorgan Chase (New York City) in the mergers and acquisitions group, closing several large deals. He has also had experience at Credit Suisse (Zurich, Switzerland) & Bear Stearns (Los Angeles) in private wealth management as well as Village Ventures in venture capital.  

Erik grew up working at Braden, including summers in the warehouse and sales, where he created the company’s first online presence. Erik has the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CPA (Certified Public Accountant) credentials, as well as an MBA and BS in Finance, Accounting and Economics from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Erik loves spending time with his wonderful wife, Keity and his dog Pandora. 

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Dave Childers

Executive Vice President

Dave has been at Braden for over 25 years in various leadership roles. He helps lead and manage all aspects of the business with a primary focus on sales, sales administration and marketing. Dave started his career as one of the first team members of Braden Business Systems as a sales representative and has helped drive the firm as a leader to where it is today. Dave has over 25+ years of business technology experience and helps himself and his team stay ahead of the technology curve through continual training and education.  

Dave has an inspiring leadership mentality and leads by example through his hard work ethic and accountability, evidenced by the success and respect of his team that he has built and continues to build. Dave earned a degree in Business Administration and a master’s in Business Administration from Ball State University, where he played pitcher for the baseball team. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and wife, is an avid sports fan and loves coaching his children’s various sports teams. 

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Curt Hill

Director of Service Operations

Curt has dedicated his career to Braden Business Systems for over 20 years. He currently leads 20+ technical staff members who provide punctual and reliable service to customers. Curt began his career as a service technician in 1994 and was quickly promoted to several positions. In 1997, was promoted to his current role as Director of Service. He oversees Braden’s customer support, service technicians, inventory and deliveries. He is dedicated to the growth of Braden Business Systems as a thought-leading company and places high value on professionalism and dedication to the company and its customers as a whole.  

He began his studies at Indiana State University and later earned his Bachelor of Science, Electronics and Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis. Along with his degree, he has completed Microsoft MCSE training, multiple office equipment courses and management training. Curt enjoys time with his wife, two energetic boys and his golden retriever, Rowdy. During his downtime, you will find him coaching his sons’ sports teams, sharing jokes with his family and working in the yard. 

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Joe Lobraco


Joe manages and oversees all accounting and financial-related aspects of the business as well as the team members that make up this department. Joe enjoys helping to problem-solve financial tasks and issues that our firm faces internally and with customers. He has a true passion for helping our team meet and exceed all expectations.  

Joe graduated from Northern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation. He then went on to complete his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2007. He held previous roles as a COO and CFO with several firms in the Chicagoland area, where he started his career in the wholesale produce industry. In his spare time, Joe likes spending time with family and rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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Join Our Team

Want to conquer greatness? Experience personal and professional growth? Enjoy competitive benefits? Then join the Braden team! We are always on the lookout for passionate and entrepreneurial team members who meet our core values:

Exceeding Expectations

This is what we strive to achieve with every daily interaction with our external customers, internal teams and company-wide departments.

Work Ethic

Our team members embody certain principles that guide their motivation in providing consistent and high-quality work across the board.


We always operate with a servant-first mindset, allowing us to put service to others above ourselves. There is no “I” in Braden!


The difference between success and failure for our team is coming up with a solution before it’s too late. We not only care but take care!


We do the right thing every time, without exception, displaying our moral conduct throughout each and every one of our projects.

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