“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
Our team of experienced business advisors hasn’t just done it, we’ve lived it. That experience combined with a track record of helping companies achieve results is what makes our team unlike any other. Click below to learn more about the Resultants team.
I have a passion for business and an excitement for entrepreneurship. My business experiences encompass 30+ years of starting up, operating and selling various businesses (in other words, I can’t keep a job). When I engage with another business owner, my mind is light years ahead envisioning what that organization can be and valuing it at a potential that isn’t even there yet.
My wife and I have managed each and every one of them. Throughout our efforts at running these businesses, one critical success factor remains the same… that you must have specific business systems in place in order to be successful and to also increase the business value of that company. My constant quest for better systems is my way of balancing my entrepreneurial spirit. I call this proactive management with a creative twist.
I have been recognized in both business and community service for not only thinking but acting outside-the-box. That’s how I conduct business and it’s how I live my life. Leadership is what I excel at. Representing a nontraditional business development company, I work side-by-side with business owners doing whatever it takes to identify and instill the vision, plan the success, and create the systems so that your business can reach its full potential.
I also believe in giving back to our community and world through service. I am involved in service and leadership with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Rotary International, our regional St. Croix Valley Foundation, Junior Achievement, my University Alumni Foundation Board and my local Chamber of Commerce.
Although I am a huge fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers, our Team Behind Your Team is open to diversity and friendly rivalries as you will see when you checkout their bios.
Steve Wilcox, President
RFB® Business Development Advisor | EOS® Implementer | Certified Value Builder™
Having grown revenue and market share in all environments — booms, downturns, restructurings, acquisitions — I guide people and organizations to double digit growth, even in difficult economic times.Why? Because finding the right people and applying top-line growth strategies brings top-line results. Your business flourishes.
Leaving the corporate world after two decades of sales and management leadership, I had a single goal in mind: to bring the same level of business expertise enjoyed by Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses to help them thrive.
During my corporate tenure, which was sharply focused on sales and leadership, I developed expertise in strategic planning and execution, sales compensation, talent management, strategic communications, change management, yield management and creative ideation using the acclaimed Creative Problem Solving process. In my last corporate role at Clear Channel Communications, I directed regional on-air, online, and on-demand sales efforts that generated in excess of $75 million in annual revenue.
In addition, I was trained in the Gallup Consulting organization’s talent-focused management strategies and principles. This training helped me see the incredible power of having the right talent in the right seats in an organization, and gave me the tools to select and develop talented people to their fullest potential.
When I was introduced to Resultants for Business (RFB) and their process of strategic execution using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), it resonated powerfully with me. This simple yet powerful process can help companies achieve exponential growth and realize their dreams. It is perfectly aligned with my goals. I love my role as a Business Advisor on the RFB team. To help organizations grow and succeed; to hear clients call me their “go-to source” for business solutions, is deeply gratifying.
I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and the current President of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Board. When not working or with my family (often at kid’s sporting event), I’m an avid golfer, a newshound, an active member of Vistage Minnesota’s Trusted Advisor group, and a passionate fan of Gopher football and basketball.
RFB® Strategic Partner | Business Advisor | EOS® Implementer | Certified Value Builder™
Principal at Generate Consulting, Inc.
I have a passion for helping people and organizations grow and prosper. Every person and organization faces challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of accomplishing their goals. Helping people overcome challenges, grow personally, and lead their organizations to great. results and success is deeply satisfying.
Alongside EOS Implementation work, I help leaders gather great people and inspire them to top performance resulting in accelerated bottom-line results. This happens when the right people are in the right seats all working together toward a compelling vision. I help leaders align people strategies with organizational strategies and more effectively lead, manage, and hold people accountable.
In over 30 years of business experience I’ve been blessed with wonderful opportunities to provide leadership inside organizations as well as increasing leadership capacities as a human resources consultant and planning facilitator. My time inside organizations has provided a broad experience in varied industries including insurance, manufacturing, and telecommunications and has given me keen insights into how businesses operate, what obstacles they face, and how to overcome them. My work as a business consultant and facilitator with organizations small and large, both for-profit and non-profit, has provided understanding across many industries of the challenges organizational leaders face today and what it takes to be successful.
After many years of running my own business consulting and facilitation business, I chose to partner with Resultants For Business in 2013 as a Business Advisor because their values and goals align so well with my own. We truly help bring Big Dreams to reality by gathering great people around a passionate mission resulting in inspired performance.
When I’m not working I love spending time with my family and enjoy an active role in community leadership including the Rotary Club, my church, and health care. I’m also an alumnus and fan of the University of Minnesota enjoying the rivalry with my Badger friends across the river in Wisconsin.
Jerry Olson, SPHR Certified
RFB® Strategic Partner | Business Advisor | EOS® Implementer | Certified Value Builder™
Principal at Olson HR
My passion is working with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them create and achieve their business vision – ultimately, getting what they want for themselves, their employees and their customers. As part of the RFB team, I do this by teaching, facilitating and coaching, using a set of time-proven tools and a process that is both practical and effective.
Throughout my personal and professional life, I have continually sought new experiences and knowledge, especially in business. My 30-years of diverse experience includes owning, operating and running businesses across a variety of industries. I began in accounting and finance, transitioned into sales and marketing, and then into advising, teaching and facilitating. Businesses have ranged in size from small start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.
In the last 10 years I have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, becoming an Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business, and achieving an MBA degree. Most recently, I was introduced to “Strategic Execution”. I immediately knew this is a system that, when implemented properly, will generate tremendous results for business owners. That has proven to be true.
I have been an independent Business Advisor since 2006 with clients ranging from mom and pop, local businesses to multi-million dollar enterprises. Since joining the RFB team in 2012, I’ve seen firsthand how being part of a dynamic team with diverse business skills and experience can drive results. This allows me to focus on what I do best when helping our clients create and achieve their vision.
To balance things out, my free time is often spent at “the cabin” in West Central Minnesota. That’s where I can best relax, focus on the family and recharge. Sports? Go Vikings!!
Bill Wermager, MBA, PMP
RFB® Strategic Partner | Business Advisor | Certified Value Builder™
Principal at Advance Business Group, Inc
One of the biggest challenges I hear from entrepreneurs isn’t simply finding the right people or strategies, it’s growing their business without completely burning out. To grow sustainably – and be able to take a week off without worrying about putting out fires – you need to treat your business like you’re preparing to sell it. While this may sound like a simple concept, it requires experience, foresight and the collaboration of all team members to implement successfully.
That is exactly what I love helping entrepreneurs and leadership teams accomplish.
An adventurer and life-long learner, I’ve lived in four countries, explored approximately forty, started two companies and worked with top international companies in the areas of management consulting, business services, change management, human resources and higher education.
Since leaving my corporate consulting job in 2014, I’ve had the privilege of supporting entrepreneurs and helping leaders break through unnecessary overwhelm and scale up their businesses, without giving up their vision or all of their free time.
I believe that when we create a culture of authentic leadership within a company, we not only increase the bottom line, we allow everyone to work from their “genius”, creating a strong culture of empowerment and engagement. This generates a positive ripple effect within our families, across our customers, and throughout our communities, impacting the world far beyond our reach.
Following the passing of my mother in 2014, I decided to return to the Midwest to be near family. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of life, the sense of community, and the easy access to biking, skiing and time in the woods. If you want to get me talking, ask me about my favorite country (that’s like choosing my favorite child) or our favorite place to get away, which is our cabin up in Cable, WI.
Colette Belisle, MBA
RFB® Strategic Partner | Business Advisor | Certified Value Builder™
Principal at Colette Belisle International, LLC
I firmly believe that business development is an on-going, educational process; not some project-based initiative. Your business is a never-ending source of learning, especially when it comes to business skills. My approach is to facilitate this continuous learning process.
When it comes to developing a business, I am in my comfort zone. Who wouldn’t be after managing the “big picture” at seven different businesses and working side-by-side as a “co-preneur” (spouses working together in entrepreneurship)? I certainly understand the inner workings of family and business relationships, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit vs. management implementation.
My experience as a teacher and writer brings skill sets to support your team at all levels of communication. My passion lies in coaching. With a second degree and career in coaching, curriculum development and training at a national level, I have learned the importance of listening to what is important to you. Before I proceed with a plan of action, I evaluate it based upon balance. I work hard to bring facilitation and training of key business concepts to a level that all can understand and buy into.
Each one of these platforms has provided me with extensive skill sets that have transferred and blended to form the organizational development coach. People strategies must align with a company’s business and financial strategies. I have developed team-building sessions for management, train-the-trainer programs, and assisted organizations with their people strategies as well as facilitated many planning sessions in an effort to assist an organization’s culture with adapting to change.
I have used my training and facilitation skills to help many nonprofit organizations create their vision including churches and Rotary Clubs. As a cancer survivor, I am active with the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, and community survivor events. I am definitely a WI Badger fan since I schooled there… love the 5th Quarter!
Terri Wilcox, SPHR Certified
RFB® Business Development Advisor | Certified Value Builder™
I am passionate about helping organizations optimize their performance, while crafting sustainable capital structure and increasing company value; all with a unique combination of strategy, people, operations, process, and finance.
Even though my professional background includes both large corporate responsibilities and years of entrepreneurial ownership, I am most proud of my work helping owners and executives reach their vision, while helping them increase the value of their business. Yet, it really doesn’t start there. The meaningful start is before I was born. Being raised in a family of business owners with an entrepreneurial spirit, helped give me a rich experience of conversation, hard work, joyful appreciation for purpose, and a lot of courage.
I was only 8 years old when my father died, and my mother suddenly became the brave single parent of 5 young children. It was a very difficult time, but it shaped me and solidified my top priorities in life for family, faith, and my passion for helping others. Plus, all of this became the building blocks, the solid foundation, for my professional achievements. It was the underlying girder of my passion for creating viable strategies and systems, for solving problems, and for identifying, or creating, opportunities as part of my collaboration with leadership teams and owners.
I have had the privilege of being a CEO/CFO for several small to mid-sized companies. Now, as an RFB Strategic Partner, I bring the sum of my skills, experience, and energy to design and implement strategy, solve problems and create opportunities for growth oriented organizations. My skills lend themselves to clearly linking functions to cash flow, increasing financial health, and sustaining company performance. Throughout my career I have earned a reputation for getting great financial results and increasing company valuation.
My forte is Finance. Top financial performance is the result of aligning the best practices of vision, people, internal controls, and outside influences. I am accomplished at financial modeling and executing the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for increasing performance. I’ve developed intellectual property for creating high-end financial forecasts to help owners and management get the financing necessary for implementing strategy and achieving their goals.
I’ve always loved a challenge, from playing hockey for Shattuck to canoeing the big white waters of Canada, or hiking in Norway. But, nothing is more exciting than seeing a company make liftoff!
RFB® Strategic Partner | Business Advisor | Financial Strategist
Principal at Coherent Strategy Partners
For the past 25+ years I’ve enjoyed working with visionary owners and entrepreneurs helping to grow small businesses. I believe communication is the key ingredient for successful organizations that want to improve, lead, and deal with the many changes and challenges we face in the world of business today. I work within a role that manages the many communication links an organization must have, both internally and externally, to ensure organizational clarity and consistency.
I have a continuous improvement mindset and a passion for change. Simon Sinek said it best when he wrote, “Systems and processes are essential to keep the crusade going, but they should not replace the crusade.” As Integrator, I manage the day-to-day operations of the business; focusing on the development, implementation and execution of the systems and processes essential to achieving the company’s goals, mission and vision.
Prior to joining Resultants For Business in 2006, my career was centered in the photo industry where I had the privilege of working with creative teams and entrepreneurial owners. My background includes managing the operations, marketing, and service/product development of privately owned, portrait studios and photo labs. It was an exciting time as the industry was transformed by digital imaging technology. Photography is still one of my creative outlets.
My passion outside of work centers around my family, the great outdoors, and a Half-Arabian, Palomino horse named Jasper. My son attends UW-Madison, so of course I’m a Badger fan! Growing up in Eastern Wisconsin, I am also a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan… I’ve been known to tailgate with the best of them.
Jane Drigans, Integrator
Entrepreneurship and business has held a place in my life ever since I launched my first lemonade stand at the age of 8. No matter what degree you have or what you do with it, we are all in a business in some shape or form. Working with business advisors, leadership teams, and owners has further sparked my passion for business.
I have developed the patience and ability to understand people and situations allowing me to creatively develop processes and procedures that are scale-able and easy for companies to apply. I strive to be a change agent through facilitation bridging common business gaps, connecting the vision to the day to day business process. I often find myself thinking miles ahead of today’s tactical thoughts.
Much of My experience has been in Marketing, but I diversified early in life with customer service, administration, and sales. My roots are in leadership, management, marketing, and technology. I believe you make technology work for you, don’t let it work you. I also believe that it is not inbound (social media) or outbound (traditional) marketing, it’s the integration with your target market that makes your marketing successful.
As the daughter of two self-proclaimed serial entrepreneurs, I have also earned an honorary degree in Entrepreneurship from the “Wilcox School of Business” (Dean: Steve Wilcox and Business Department Head: Terri Wilcox). Early on in my entrepreneurial education, I received regular email and hands-on assignments, attended countless trade shows and conventions, and participated in dinner round-table discussions. I am excited to be serving RFB clients, and contributing to the success of our Sales and Marketing initiatives.
RFB Finance & Client Account Management
I have 15 plus years of Executive Assistant experience working with and supporting Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors both in large and small businesses. Being in this role has taught me that communication, client relations and patience are key elements of effectively running a successful business. I am focused on building strong relationships with clients, not only on a professional level, but personal level as well. I believe that a personal touch is an important part of serving clients and making them feel like “part of the family”. Going that extra mile is what I strive for with every client.
Prior to coming onboard with RFB, I worked at a small Life Settlement Company in St. Louis Park, Target Corporation in Minneapolis, and a Family Law Practice in Golden Valley. I studied at the Minnesota School of Business, where I earned a Paralegal and Legal Assistant Certificate.
Outside the office, my passion is running (literally going the extra mile). I have finished 8 marathons: Twins Cities (5x), Las Vegas, Chicago and New York (for the American Cancer Society). I have also finished one mini Ultra Marathon. When I’m not training, time with family and friends is extremely important to me. I also enjoy just about anything that will get me outside or on the water. While I may live in WI, I grew up in MN and I am a diehard Minnesota sports fan. Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, and Gophers; I cheer for them all!
RFB Client Account Manager
Since joining RFB as a Marketing Communications Specialist, I have learned the importance of implementing marketing campaigns that support and reflect the message a company wishes to portray whether it be a general overview or messaging geared towards a specific event. I am determined to never settle on what the norm would consider “acceptable”. Marketing is something that should communicate that unique, extraordinary message in many ways, across various mediums.
I am an active learner so I always enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts. Growing up, I was encouraged to be whoever I wanted to be and the Marketing industry provides a multitude of opportunities, which is ideal for someone like me who thrives on adventure, creativity and ever-evolving projects. In 2010, I graduated from The Arts Institutes International Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and obtained my MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2017.
Giving back to my community and supporting causes I believe in is extremely important to me. For the last six years, I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Big, a member of the St. Croix Valley Regional Board and volunteered on multiple event committees.
In my free time, my energy is focused on my family. I enjoy being outside as much as the weather permits. During the warmer months, I enjoy running, playing softball and attending as many Twins games as I can fit into my busy schedule! During football season, my family engages in a friendly Packer-Viking rivalry.
Katie Pierce, MBA
RFB Client Account Manager & Marketing Specialist
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