Passkey is a leader for Managed IT services and Microsoft 365 in the Twin Cities. We specialize in providing consulting and 24/7 support services for small and medium businesses. We can help with security, business continuity, backup strategy, disaster recovery, planning, monitoring, maintaining, purchasing, installing, and general IT support; remote and on-site.

Meet the Owners

Bret Erickson

After 10+ years of drumming, touring and recording in Minnesota band Mango Jam, Bret's second career started by going back to school. He spent a year at Brown College for PC/LAN and another year for Computer Programming. During school in 1998, he started interning for Passkey and ended up staying, falling in love with the relationships and challenges with business technology. Bret sits on several boards and technology committees. He is a formation committee member for the NSITSP (National Society of IT Service Providers), a local campus IT task force, a non-profit foundation, a IT grant giving committee, and an Insurance industry Automation Committee. Bret also sits on the board for the Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota Chapter and heads the Social Media and Innovation committee.  He enjoys speaking on IT, innovation, and most of all Cyber Security.

Rachel Erickson

Rachel Erickson grew up in Golden Valley, MN and has always loved that small town next to a big city feel. Why a small town feel? Because when you are working with a smaller company you are not a number, you are a name. Our clients make this business what it is. Rachel's background includes working for two large Twin Cities based non-profits as well as several years at Target Corporation. Her approach to owning a small business is to always keep our clients best interest and customer service as our top priority. In 2007, Rachel and husband Bret Erickson bought Passkey. Slow and manageable growth is the goal. Clients first. Rachel and Bret have grown Passkey to 8 network engineers and 3 support staff.