Adonica Randall, president and CEO of Pewaukee-based Abaxent, LLC, is the leader of the only technology solutions company that is a certified minority/woman-owned business by an African American. In the mid-1970s, she graduated with a computer science/electrical engineering degree from Missouri School of Science and Technology, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and received a patent in MRI suite lighting in the 1980s.
A former leader at GE Medical Systems and A. O. Smith, Randall led the Abaxent technical team that partnered with Johnson Controls on the network technology for Fiserv Forum and the COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park.
She also advocates for women seeking STEM careers and mentors those interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Randall is a frequent speaker on STEAM, DEIB in technology and joint venture partnerships and has been an associate professor in Alverno College’s Department of Computer Sciences.
She also serves as the vice chair of the North Central Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee that advocates for minority-owned businesses to gain access to increased opportunities within corporations.
“Adonica Randall is an ‘American Hidden Figure’ as well as a role model and industry pioneer in the field of technology,” said Sabrina Robins, director of operations for TAPFIN-ManpowerGroup Solutions.