Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021
Edina Country Club

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Reigniting Your Growth in a Changing Business World

Executive-only event

Empowering Professionals

Save the date for Twin Cities Business Growth Conference 2021!

  • Location: Edina County Club
    5100 Wooddale Ave.
    Edina, MN 55424
  • Date: Friday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30AM - 1PM

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference Keynote Speakers
David Reiling
2021

David Reiling

David Reiling is a social entrepreneur, who is an innovator in community development finance and financial inclusion. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Banks and has been in the community development banking industry for more than 25 years. Under David’s leadership, Sunrise Banks became the first Minnesota bank certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a certified B-Corp, a legal Benefit Corporation, and a member of the Global Alliance of Banking on Values.

Sunrise has grown its assets and social and environmental impact tenfold since David’s arrival in 1995. Sunrise’s total assets exceed $1.4 billion and is ranked by B Lab as one of the best banks in the world for positive social and environmental impact. Sunrise executes a two-fold strategy under one mission: to be The Most Innovative Bank Empowering Financial Wellness. As a place-based community development bank, it serves the urban core of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. As a people-focused financial institution, Sunrise partners with values-aligned financial technology firms to provide better access to convenient, easy-to-use, and fairly-priced financial services globally.

David is currently Chair of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an independent network of banks around the world using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. He is also a member of American Bankers Association Endorsed Solutions Banker Advisory Council.

Rhoda Olsen
2020

Rhoda Olsen

CEO of Great Clips

A seasoned business leader, Olsen began consulting with Great Clips, Inc. in 1984 before joining the corporate team as Vice President of Human Resources and Training in 1987, at which time she also became an owner. She was named President in 1998 and transitioned to CEO in 2011.

Olsen has grown Great Clips from 1,000 salons in 1998 to more than 4,100 salons across the United States and Canada in 2016, increasing its revenue from $200 million to well over a billion dollars. Today, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand with locations in more than 180 markets across North America.

Olsen’s business acumen and passion set Great Clips on the road to success. She is known for her analytical skills and her keen sense of what people need to be successful.

Also known for her down-to-earth style, Olsen is often found serving beverages and snacks to staff and visitors alike, and is rarely seen without a bag of M&M’s® nearby. She is loved by many, including franchisees, their stylists, vendors and the 250 corporate employees at Great Clips, Inc.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Olsen transitioned from CEO to the role of vice-chair on the Great Clips board of directors.

Wendi Breuer
2019

Wendi Breuer

Wendi Breuer is CEO of SeaChange Print Innovations, the largest WBENC-certified, women-owned and -led commercial printing company in Minnesota. A leader in Minnesota and beyond, she has led SeaChange through an extensive turnaround from its launch in 2014 to the thriving, successful business it is today. Her naturally inquisitive disposition, leadership style and passion for the changing print industry have kept SeaChange on the forefront of print and emerging technologies.

Wendi’s passion for helping others extends beyond the office to her involvement as a board member of NAWBO and a volunteer for organizations including The Hope Lodge, The Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Toys for Tots, Printing Industry Midwest, Girl Scouts, among others. She’s an avid reader of latest business and professional development books, surrounds herself with inspiring role models, and is eager to mentor young women whenever she has the chance.

Wendi earned a B.A. from Hamline University with a double major in economics and political science and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. She lives in Eden Prairie, MN, with her husband Jim, their two sons, and their much-loved golden retriever. When not working, she enjoys golf, travel, entertaining, and – more than anything – cheering her two young boys on in everything they do.

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 am Check-in / Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 am Keynote: David Reiling

8:45 am - 12:00 pm Sessions: SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Pivotal Advisors, The Resultants, CorTalent

12:00 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Our Panelists

Mary Nutting

Mary Nutting

Owner & President of
CorTalent

Gary Braun

Gary Braun

Partner & Co-founder of
Pivotal Advisors

Chad Haldeman

Chad Haldeman

Senior Business Advisor of
The Resultants

Bruce Lach

Bruce Lach

President of
SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Mary Nutting

Mary Nutting

Owner & President

Mary Nutting, Owner & President of CorTalent, a national recruitment and retention consulting firm located in Bloomington, MN .  Mary helps growing companies find, select and retain top talent with an emphasis on culture and values fit.  CorTalent’s expertise is in working with highly entrepreneurial organizations.  CorTalent’s services include search, hourly recruitment support, talent assessments, and retention strategies.

Mary has 30+ years of business experience with the first half spent in a variety of management roles in Information Technology and Financial Services.  She worked for a Global Human Capital company and helped create a new Executive Search practice there.  She started her first consulting company in 2006 which transitioned to CorTalent in 2010.  She volunteers with several local career support and transition groups and has partnered with the Minnesota Workforce Center to help strengthen their various career programs.  Mary is also the President of NAWBO, and CorTalent is WEBENC certified.

Gary Braun

Gary Braun

Partner & Co-founder

Gary Braun, Partner and, Co-founder of Pivotal Advisors. Gary has been a successful salesperson and sales leader since the late 1980s. He has worked in multiple companies with different sales channels (direct, through resellers and distributors). Prior to co-founding Pivotal Advisors, he was the VP of Sales and helped his company grow from 23 employees to 1,400 employees. He also helped grow the revenue from $1M to $400M in just over a decade. To scale the company Gary had to learn on the fly how to create systems, repeatable processes, hiring/onboarding systems, compensation plans, and more.

Chad Haldeman

Chad Haldeman

Senior Business Advisor

Chad Haldeman is a 25+ year sales and management professional with expertise in revenue development, strategic planning and execution, organizational leadership, structural innovation and the creation of high performing teams. In 2013, Chad partnered with The Resultants, a leading Twin Cities business advisory firm. As a Business Advisor, Chad advocates for the best interest of your business, using a process that has proven time and time again to help companies build value and achieve personal and professional success.

Bruce Lach

Bruce Lach

President

Bruce Lach has 40+ years of IT and General Management experience. During his first 20 years, he spent time in “corporate America” with IT stints at Twin City Federal, General Mills and Land O’Lakes. In the mid-90’s, Bruce began leading start-up and small businesses providing IT services to large enterprises in the Twin Cities area.  Many of these services were focused on building data warehouses for familiar companies including Wells Fargo, Toro, Valspar, Harvest States, and more. In the decade prior to joining SUCCESS, Bruce was a “turnaround guy” consulting with distressed and mildly profitable businesses to improve business operations and profitability leveraging Theory of Constraints.

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Meet the Hosts

CorTalent
SUCCESS Computer Consulting
Pivotal Advisors
The Resultants