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Meet the 2018-2019 Advisory Board of the Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Please contact Dan Brosman (brosmand@uwosh.edu) if you'd like more information.

 

Jon Dudzinski, Portfolio Manager
Carl M. Hennig, Inc

Jon Duzinski is a Portfolio Manager at Carl M. Hennig, Inc., a broker-dealer based in Oshkosh with 16 registered representatives. He is the founder and promoter of the UW Oshkosh campus chapter of Be The Match, a national bone marrow donor program. In 2015, Jon launched Bee Bella, LLC, a mission-driven organic skin care company with products sold across the United States. 

 

Kevin Eismann, Founder & Business Law Attorney
Epiphany Law, LLC

Kevin Eismann is the founder of Epiphany Law, a business law firm based in Appleton, WI. Kevin counsels clients exclusively in business law, including issues such as business entity selection, buy-sell agreements, trademarks, real estate development, leases, securities, franchises and succession planning. Kevin received his MBA from UW Oshkosh and JD from UW Madison.

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Arnie Enz, Founder/Principal
A.J. Enz & Company

Arnie is the founder and principal of A.J. Enz & Co. He's a seasoned business IT leader and strategist - skilled in program & project management and in understanding business needs and IT realities. Arnie received his BBA (Business & Computer Science) from UW Oshkosh  and MS in Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas. 

 

Christine Gantner, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Christine has served as the alumni relations director at UW Oshkosh since 1998 (previously with alumni relations at UW Milwaukee). She helps alumni remain connected to their alma mater through publications, the alumni website, special events on campus and alumni events held in various communities. Christine graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1991.

 

Dave Gerczak, Founder & President // Managing Partner
WatchCo.com // The Fantasy Football Players Championship

Dave is the founder of WatchCo.com, a watch specialty eCommerce industry leader. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Fantasy Football Players Championship (The FFPC), which has gone from a 2008 startup to the industry leader in season-long high stakes fantasy football. Dave is an alum of UW Oshkosh (BBA).

 

Audra Hoy, Director of Business & Economic Development
Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

Audra is the Director of Business & Economic Development for the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation. She has more than 13 years of marketing, brand management, client relations, non-profit, strategic planning, event execution and relationship building experience. Audra previously served as the Director of AeroInnovate at UW Oshkosh.

 

Rustin Keller, President & CEO
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Rustin is the President & CEO of J.J. Keller. Previously, Rustin was Executive Vice President and COO, as well as holding positions leading and growing the Technology Services, Consulting Services, Managed Services, Sales, Manufacturing and Supply Chain divisions. Rustin serves on several boards focused on advancing IT careers and entrepreneurship throughout NE Wisconsin.

 

Bob Larsen, Sr Director of Marketing and Sales Integration
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Bob is the Sr Director of Marketing and Sales Integration at J.J. Keller with over 20 years of progressive experience across multiple disciplines. Bob has provided management and oversight of all areas of a diverse marketing department, including P&L Ownership, Product Marketing, Business Services Marketing, Creative, Analytics, E-commerce, Sales Operations & Training, and Outbound Sales.

 

John Muraski, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

John is a faculty member at UW Oshkosh where he teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is also a speaker, consultant, and certified project manager experienced in project management, strategic planning, small business leadership, and entrepreneurship. John received his Doctorate of Business Administration (Information Systems) from UW Whitewater.

 

Dave Quandt, Senior Vice President
Alta Resources

Dave is the Senior Vice President of health care and insurance at Alta Resources. He has amassed more than 25 years of experience in business-process outsourcing and the contact-center industry. In fact, along with Jim Beré, he is one of the founding fathers, having been with Alta Resources since its inception in 1995Dave received his BBA and MBA from UW Oshkosh.

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Venkat Raman, Managing Principal
VR Advisors LLC

Venkat founded VR Advisors, a management consulting organization providing advisory services to clients spanning a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, wearable tech, SAAS, CPG, and financial firms. He has over 25 years of extensive global experience in strategy and corporate finance across large and small enterprises. Venkat has his CPA and received his MBA from Indiana University.

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Lisa Schulze, Vice President of Human Resources
Alta Resources

Lisa is the Vice President of Human Resources at Alta Resources. She oversees the global human-resources teams and strategy, including compensation, benefits, employee relations and performance-management programs. Lisa possesses more than 17 years of experience, which was jump-started with a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from UW Stevens Point.

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Yaz Shehab, Co-Founder & CEO
Brachium Labs LLC

Yaz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Brachium, a healthcare technology startup that is currently in stealth mode. He has built several technology companies over the past decade and is also an avid startup advisor to early-stage companies. Yaz received his bachelor of arts degree in Audio Engineering from UW Oshkosh and his Doctorate in Digital Media from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Rollie Stephenson, Founder & Chairman of the Board
Faith Technologies, Inc.

Rollie founded Faith Technologies, Inc. in 1972 and grew it to become one of the top 20 largest electrical and technology systems contractors in the U.S. He transitioned from CEO to Chairman of the Board in October 2013. Rollie has been named the Chamber of Commerce “Business Person of the Year” and was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011.

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David Swintosky, Managing Director
Dunning Capital, LLC

David has 24 years of professional experience in providing business and financial consulting services. Prior to forming Dunning Capital, David operated a financial consulting practice from 2000 to 2002. From 1995 to 2000, he worked in the Corporate Finance and the Entrepreneurial Services Groups of Ernst & Young LLC in Raleigh, NC. David received his BBA (Finance & Accounting) from UW Oshkosh.

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Jason Tienor, CEO & President
Telkonet, Inc.

Jason currently serves as the President & CEO of Telkonet, Inc., a leader in commercial intelligent automation supporting the emerging IOT industry. Prior to Telkonet, he co-founded EthoStream, one of the largest High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) vendors in the US. Jason received his BBA (MIS & Marketing) from UW Oshkosh and his MBA from Marquette University.

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David Trotter, Managing Director
Winnebago Seed Fund

David is the Managing Director of the Winnebago Seed Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Marquette University's Applied Investment Management Program, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designations. Trotter spent several years as a portfolio manager in Neenah, WI, managing over $350 million dollars in client assets.

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Vicki Updike, Founder & President
New Sage Strategies

Vicki is the founder of New Sage Strategies, a management consulting firm. Prior to consulting, Vicki Updike held President and CMO positions at Silver Star Brands (fka Miles Kimball Company) and was an operating executive with Bergstrom Automotive. She brings experience in the areas of strategic planning and execution, organizational development, leadership development, and executive leadership team development.

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Max Verhagen, Vice President of Sales Operations
STAT Informatic Solutions

Max is the Vice President of Sales Operations at STAT Informatic Solutions, which was founded in 2007 after recognizing a need and importance for a document management company that truly understood the business side of healthcare and how vitally important it is to get the information to the stakeholders in the most timely fashion. Matt received his BBA from UW Eau Claire.

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