Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Save The Date! Virtual event, 10.22.2021

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! More info to come.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Date: Wednesday, October 22th
  • Time: 8AM - 1PM

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All Twin Cities Business Growth Conference attendees will receive exclusive content from each of our four panelists to watch on-demand. Attendees will receive a link to download this content after the event!

Twin Cities Business Growth ConferencePREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Rhoda Olsen

Rhoda Olsen

CEO of Great Clips

A seasoned business leader, Olsen began consulting with Great Clips, Inc. in 1984. These were the early days for this Minnesota-based brand, which opened its first location in 1982 and the first franchised Great Clips salon in 1983. During her time as a consultant, Olsen helped develop and deliver the brand’s inaugural franchisee orientation program and an operations manual.
Olsen joined the corporate team as vice president human resources and training in 1987, at which time she also became an owner. Over the years, she assumed additional responsibility for several other functional areas including marketing, communications, operations, and facilities and purchasing. She was named president in 1998 and transitioned to CEO in 2011.

In these roles, 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. During that time, Great Clips also grew system revenues four-fold increasing 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. Great Clips, Inc. employees 250 corporate staff.

Olsen used her business acumen and passion to set Great Clips on the road to success evidenced by more than 49 straight quarters of growth. 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.

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 2006, 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