Offices in Plymouth, MN and Sioux Falls, SD Phone: 800-298-9543

Executive Leadership

Aric Blom – VP, Business Development

Aric Blom Sioux Falls branch manager for Xigent Solutions.

Aric joined the organization in 2001 and started the Sioux Falls branch. Subscribing to the IT-as-a-team philosophy, he believes that trust is the cornerstone of any positive relationship, whether in business or in life. Outside of work, Aric enjoys making memories with his wife and three children.


Blake Abdella – Chief Strategist

Blake Abdella Chief Strategist and VP Service Delivery for Xigent Solutions.

With over 30 years in information technology, operations management, supply chain management, and strategic planning, Blake is responsible for all aspects of Xigent’s IT strategy services, and leads the professional, managed and support services teams.


Denise Peterson – VP Service Delivery

Denise has served in various leadership roles supporting Infrastructure/Operations, Vendor, and Data management in a variety of industries ranging from Finance to Agriculture. Denise is PMP, CSPO, CSM, and ITIL Foundation certified. She served as a board member for the Minnesota Chapter of the Data Management Association (DAMA) and remains an active member.  She is an avid boater, water-skier and has a passion for innovation and excellence.

Hugh Voigt – Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Voigt CEO of Xigent Solutions. A managed service IT firm located in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Hugh started his IT career in 1980 writing mainframe software applications to pay for college.  Following college Hugh spent 15 yrs with IBM in a variety of leadership roles.  After IBM he was CEO of Espiria through its acquisition by Solutionary and went on to form Upward Revisions, a growth strategy and M&A consulting firm.


Rod Lucero – Chief Technology Officer

Rod Lucero CTO for Xigent Solutions in Plymouth MN

Prior to joining Xigent Solutions, Rod was the Founder and CTO for VMPowered LLC. Recognized as an industry expert in virtualization, disaster recovery and business continuity, Rod  has worked with businesses of all sizes aiding in the architecture and implementation of IT solutions to meet or exceed their business needs.