So what about Don:

1st jobs:

7 years old: Rantoul, Illinois: Shining shoes at the railroad station

11 years old: Champaign, Illinois: Bought ice cream wagon for $200 & rode for 4 summers (made a fortune)

Farm work: baling hay in 95 degrees

Grown-Up jobs:

Partner in NACON: Chicago area consulting firm

Banking career involving seven different banks: Graduated from bookkeeper to teller to head teller to auditor to assistant V.P. & re-po man to V.P. & marketing director to executive V. P. to President to C.E.O. to Chairman

Invented Silent Partners: A National speaking forum & consultant to entrepreneurial businesses & management teams


Management Performance Concepts, Ltd: SILENT PARTNERS

  • CEO and Primary Partner – Management Consulting firm ounded in 1977 in Lake Forest, IL.
  • Involvement with 250+ businesses throughout Wisconsin, the Greater Chicago Area and Southwest U.S.
  • Primary emphasis on Strategic Planning, Management Effectiveness, Executive Coaching, Sales Team Effectiveness, Quality Service, and Marketing Strategy & Programs

Past Professional Credentials:

  • President, U.S. Private Banking, Johnson International, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Director of Corporate Marketing, Johnson International, Racine, Wisconsin:Continental US, Switzerland, Grand Cayman
  • Chairman, Johnson Asset Management Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Chairman, Johnson Heritage Trust Company, Racine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Chairman, Biltmore Investors Bancorp, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
  • President and CEO, Financial Concepts Bancorp, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • President and CEO, University Bank and Banking House of Allouez, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Executive Vice-President, Mid-West National Bank, Lake Forest, Illinois

Professional Associations:

  • Institute of Management Consultants, New York, New York
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International
  • Independent Business Association
  • National Speakers Association, Phoenix, Arizona

Other Involvements:

  • Keynote speaker and presenter for National and Regional Business, Marketing and Management conferences. Strategic Planning & Structuring facilitation.