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About Evolve

How We Evolve to Help Our Clients Grow

At Evolve, we are a partner that listens to your unique goals and leads with trust and education to provide measurable growth. The why, how, and what we provide all come down to our collective dedication to make a positive impact on our clients. We are a full-service digital, creative, and technology agency based in St. Paul, Minnesota evolving businesses in the Twin Cities and nationwide.

THE WHY: Invested Passion

We are invested in the pure excitement of our clients. Passion is rooted in our purpose to evolve businesses; to lead with the intention to create deliberate value.

THE HOW: A Team of Evolvers

Our team is our niche, a selection of distinctly talented and caring individuals. We evolve in order to lead digital and creative movements for our clients.

THE WHAT: Return on Time

We’ll transform your goals into tangible results using our strategic leadership as your digital partner. Our results are engineered to provide clients with a return on time (ROT).

What’s Our Process

With all clients, we follow our five-step process that has been tested and approved for years. It’s the roadmap between your business’s goals and the things that will make it a reality.

STRATEGY

Our discovery session allows us to get to know you and creates a full understanding of your business’s direction so we can create a customized plan to map out how to reach your goals.

DESIGN

We focus on aligning your branding and design materials with your business for a cohesive visual identity. This ensures all work going forward represents who you are and what you offer.

DEVELOP

Our developers build sites on the right platform to ensure your website is a measurable marketing tool that meets the needs of your unique business and digital opportunities.

MARKET

Based on your business goals, we create a marketing plan and execution strategy that delivers measurable results so you can precisely understand your ROI and ROT (return on time).

SUPPORT

As the digital world and your business evolve, our website support programs and hosting services ensure your #1 marketing tool (your website) continues operating at its highest level.

Our Core Values

We don’t just believe in our core values, we live them. We deliver great work because we focus on building partnerships that reflect our values.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

We lead with strategy. Strategy affirms we understand your needs and sets the plan to move forward. And as a team, the strategy emphasizes our ability to listen and educate.

PASSION

We are passionate people, plain and simple. Our work, the reason we love what we do, is fueled by our collective enthusiasm for your success.

COMMUNITY

We’re actively engaged with our community of local charities and organizations because it’s through our community that we grow together and support one another. We give back because the community has given us so much.

PURPOSE

Define a destination, map out a thoughtful plan, and work with grit and innovation to achieve it. That is how we articulate our strategy in every one of our actions.

EVOLVE

To evolve is to embrace change. In order to move ahead, we continue evolving and bringing our clients along with us. Are you ready to evolve?

Who you’ll be working alongside

The Personalities and Talents Behind Evolve

Evolving Since Day One

It’s been nearly two decades since Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, CEO, and her husband Donald Raleigh, President, founded Evolve Systems. While a lot of things have changed, there is one thing that has yet to deviate – we have never ceased to evolve.

As a 6th generation entrepreneur, Marnie was bound for a life of growing and inspiring something great. When Marnie and Donald realized that ecommerce was going to be the thing of the future and the noticeable lack of proficiency at the time, they knew their expertise could fill the gap. So, Evolve Systems was created.

We started as a technology-based company providing merchant processing and custom ecommerce solutions while partnering with local design and marketing firms for non-technical needs. But as Google became more prominent for search and firms weren’t familiar with designing or marketing for the web, we knew our technical knowledge combined with full-service, in-house website and marketing capabilities would provide our clients with the best results. So, we evolved.

At Evolve Systems, we quickly became a digital, creative, and technology agency while our sister company, Evolve Payment was born to spearhead the merchant processing side of things.

Today, we call St. Paul, Minnesota home, located in the North metro, and we serve businesses across the U.S. We are a team of evolvers motivated by our history to never stop learning, adapting, and making a positive impact on our clients.

Associations

Together, We Can Achieve Your Goals

“Not only do the people at Evolve Systems give back to their clients by providing great web development and merchant processing services, but they also give back to the community. They are a great company to work with.”

Eric Tiffany Agent, Tiffany Insurance Agency

“Don Raleigh III is a very knowledgeable resource. Don and everyone at Evolve Systems is on top of their game, and it goes to benefit the end user, which is you! Highly recommend!”

Jeff Anderson Owner, Exteriors Unlimited

“Thank you Evolve Systems for doing making the tech stuff easy to understand. We are excited by your proposal that will help our group re-brand and re-fresh with a new web presence.”

Erika Dragich Board Member, Minnesota Mortgage Association // Owner, Mega Star Financial

“Knowledgeable staff that leads you through the process. Up to date on what is needed to make sure your site has all the functions you need and also everything the government requires you to have.”

Anita H Sales & Marketing, Seven Corners Print and Promo

“Anchor Paper & its Express Retail Stores have had the pleasure of working with the Evolve Systems team for several years. They are prompt and knowledgable, and have been a valuable resource for our company.”

Brooke Lee CEO, Anchor Paper

“Williams and Hall Outfitters has worked with the Evolve team for several years. Evolve has great people and great customer service. Their response time to our issues is quick, and dedication to our success is strong.”

Kevin Lynch Co-owner, Williams and Hall Outfitters

“Evolve Systems does a great job in sharing their content and being a thought leader in the marketing world. They have a pulse on the industry, and if you are considering a website or marketing project, consider Evolve Systems”

Kate Mudge Executive Director, Hamline-Midway Coalition

“Extraordinary customer service with access to real people who genuinely care. Highly recommend! They make the complex simple and consistently go above and beyond.”

Joe Johnson Founder, Trust Vets

“Our experience at Evolve Systems in design and since has been very positive. They have always made sure our questions are answered and followed up on our satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to work with them in future developments of our mnme.us site to serve MN 'military connected'!”

Ali Alstrin Executive Director, MNme

“Evolve has created two websites for non-profits that we coordinate. The online giving increased 100% once our website was updated. We highly recommend the services that Evolve has to offer.”

Jerry and Jana Kyser Honor Flight Twin Cities, Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Charity

“I have had the pleasure of sitting in on many client meetings with Evolve systems and I am very impressed with their professionalism. They come to meetings prepared and with great ideas as well. I would use them and will recommend them when the opportunity presents itself.”

Angela Bulson Talent Development, Warner's Stallion

“Such an awesome team here at Evolve. They start with your brand, walk you through a branding strategy, marketing strategy and truly set you up for success. They don’t leave you high and dry after setting up the strategy and their follow up is great. I love the company and their staff!!!”

Whitney Emanual Owner, Founder, Whitney Wealth Group

“Professional expertise delivered by a team who really care to make your business more well known, respected and successful. My Marketing spend has seen return on investment much sooner than expected. Highly recommend!”

Julie Keyes Owner, Founder KeyeStrategies

“Evolve is our ongoing strategic partner for SCN Inc.’s digital presence and website. We rely on the Evolve team to respond quickly to our business needs while providing valuable and thoughtful leadership. We’ve worked with their team for many years now, and the responsive communication and wide range of capabilities allow them to respond to our different projects to reflect our manufacturing goals.”

Scott Adams Vice President, SCN Printing Inc.

“We have worked closely with Evolve Systems for over 7 years to facilitate a variety of marketing objectives including the continuous improvement of our website, upgrading our CRM system and developing a strategic marketing program. We value Evolve’s commitment to our business and consider their support to be a key contributor to our growth.”

Paul Ebnet President & CEO, Straub Design

“Working with Evolve Systems has been a great experience! They have made sure they understand who we are, details in what we provide (which can be quite complex), and what our goals are. They provide us great strategies, recommendations, and support to then reach our goals, adjusting each month depending on what’s working and what’s not. We have worked with a few different digital advertising and website developers, but Evolve Systems has been the most comprehensive and organized of them all. I would recommend any company, big or small, to put their trust and business in their hands”

Rachelle Strasburg Corporate Marketing Consultant, Ebenezer Senior Living

“From start to finish, Evolve Systems is a professional team that seamlessly guided us through the process of building our new website, giving us valuable information about how to increase our presence in the World Wide Web.”

Lisa Wallraff Office Manager/Controller, Gunderson Construction

“From merchant process to inventory management, Evolve's technical background helped to improve the function of our online store, improving our ability to serve and sell directly to our customers. On top of that, the Evolve team was incredibly easy and enjoyable to work with. Thanks Evolve!”

Anne Hed CEO, HED Cycles

"Thank you so much! This [website] is completely changing the way we do our business!"

Sharleen Grahn

“We interviewed with two other website companies and felt most comfortable with your team, after going through your process, we think you nailed it.”

Katie W. Office Manager, Gary Anderson Landscaping

“Evolve keeps things simple. They bring a personalized approach to our website and marketing strategies so that the agreed-upon plan aligns with our current business needs and opportunities. With Evolve, we have a partner at every pivot and need. They have the people and experience to get things done.”

Marissa Bauer Owner and President, SafetyFIrst Playground Maintenance

“At YESS!, we believe effective communication and leadership delivers success. They’ve helped us with our online store while delivering results on short timelines. They have a responsive and positive approach, and we’ve enjoyed working with everyone on their team.”

Sue Hawkes CEO, YESS!

“I reached out to the team at Evolve Systems and we discussed a solution that would ensure the [website] core of our system was managed, as well as the front end of our site. As a result, our website is now faster, more secure, and stable. The Evolve tech team is extremely responsive, and I receive a monthly report detailing the work that was performed. If your company relies on your website as its #1 marketing tool, I recommend investing in the WMP to ensure you’re protecting your most valuable marketing asset.”

Sean Sullivan Marketing Director, Redpath CPA’s