Interested in becoming a mentor yourself?
Mentors

"Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisors they succeed"

Proverbs 15:22

Below is a list of experienced and knowledgeable mentors who are eager to help you grow your business, advance your career, or start a business of your own. So take a look around and, if you think someone can help you, invite them to lunch.

Contact Mentor Coordinator Nick John at nickjohn0429@gmail.com for assistance in finding a good fit.

RICHARD DESLAURIERS

Owner at Recruiters of Minnesota

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Technology, Startups, Management, et al.

I have 18 years experience of owning my own business, avery strong business acumen and networking background. I am also a past Archdiocese of St.Paul Minneapolis "Leading with Faith Award" recipient.

JASON BERGER

P&C Risk Engineer at Chubb Insurance

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Insurance

I have 25 years as a technical consultant to a Fortune Global 200 company. Specializing in product and environmental liability risk management.

DEACON JIM BAUHS

Director of Operations, Emergency Management

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Technology, Management, General Business, et al.

My professional background is primarily centered in Information Technology but has led me to global travels, project, process, and program creation, implementation, and various management roles.  I also have extensive experience in people development and management. My experience spans global corporation, local parish, and the federal government.

NOAH BALEGO

Owner of Balego, Inc.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Entrepreneurship

I have a family-owned and operated business that distributes supplies and equipment for physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic medicine and athletic training. We specialize in product distribution, marketing and brand management.

JEFF PETERSON

Previous Executive for Best Buy

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  General Business, Property Management, Sales, et al.

I am a Strategic/Operational Executive focused on developing/executing strategies that drive growth while delivering exceptional strategic, financial and customer outcomes. My experience has been in operations, sales, and business unit experience developing sustainable/scalable capabilities while leading initiatives that improve capacity, reduce costs, and deliver best in class customer experiences. I have the ability to influence at all levels and manages diverse groups of people.
Currently I teach a class on Entrepreneurship to middle grade students at St. Peter’s Catholic School and am a member of the School Advisory Committee.

WES BEEDON

Senior VP/Management Team-Key Community Bank

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Banking/Financial, General Business, Real Estate

I have 30+ years of commercial and business banking experience. The job is about solving problems. I enjoy the opportunity to help business owners come up with creative solutions. My specialty is real estate, construction and entrepreneurship. I grew up working in our family business. Our family continues to own investment real estate.

ANDREW WAGENBACH

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Event Planning, Public Relations, et al.

I have been in full time Parish ministry for 12 years and able to help new youth ministers/parish workers enter the field and flourish.

MICHAEL NASH

Attorney at 3M Company (retired)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Legal Services

I retired from the Office of General Counsel, 3M Company after 30 years of service. I had four years experience in private law firm and specialized in regulatory matters, but was also involved in legal office management.

RICK ERISMAN

Redivive Coaching

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Coaching

In 2015 I left a 14 year career in juvenile treatment and responded to God’s call to Catholic leadership, life & marriage coaching. I'm an alumnus of N.E.T. Ministries and Saint Paul’s Outreach. I received my Coach training at the Professional Christian Coaches Institute, I work with Catholic leaders, teams, organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. Call me at 651-410-7051 to schedule a free coaching session or consultation about your team or organization.

DAVE KISBY

United Promotions Brand Solutions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Advertising/Marketing, Management, General Business, et al.

I have : 30+ years of accounting, business management and ownership, consulting, sales, productivity analysis, process documentation, human resources and whatever else is required to succeed in business - all while attempting to keep the Lord as my guide and goal.

SHAWN WALLER

Data Analytics

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Technology, et al.

I am a Data Analytics professional with 15 years of experience in the data warehousing, business intelligence, data analytics, data visualization field. I worked for MoneyGram International, Inc. for 20 years. I worked as a phone trainer, technical support analyst, operations analyst early in my career. More recently I worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst and Software Administrator. My last role at MoneyGram was as a Senior Data Analyst where I created various data analytics and visualization solutions for various internal business customers.

JON O'MALLEY

YouProfit Business Coaching

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:  Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management, Profit & Loss, Sales

I have owned four companies and sold two. Since 2006 I have coached over 300 small and mid sized businesses and their leadership teams, helping them eliminate disorder, gain control, and boost profits by implementing better operating systems. I am an EOS (from "Traction" book) Implementer and founding member of Pinnacle Business Guides.

JEFF SCHMIDT

IT Service Delivery Analyst at CHS

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Tech, HR, General Business

I have over 15 years experience in Customer Service/IT Service Management. I also have lot of experience/training with job searching, resume prep, interviewing both as a job-seeker and hiring manager. I also assist with performance management issues such as goal setting, review writing, and disciplinary measures.

ZACHARY STOKMAN

Account Executive at VidGrid

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Entrepreneurship, Startups, Tech, Sales, General Business

A serial entrepreneur, I have extensive start up experience, starting a lawn care company, clothing company, and aquatic invasive plant management. Currently employed at a tech start-up in St. Paul, I lead our direct sales team in partnering with institutions and organizations, helping them leverage video for training and education.

Areas of expertise in current job include: lead generation, sales start to finish, training and on-boarding, and traditional marketing.

NICK JOHN

Former Social Worker

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Social Work, Landscaping, Faith, Relationships

I was born in 1950 and raised in a large Catholic family. The family farm provided many learning opportunities including: the value of teamwork, gardening, building, mechanical, livestock care, and sharing. With a degree in Social Work, I was employed as a county social worker for 34 years and I am now retired. I volunteer at my parish by leading Bible studies and coordinating the RCIA program.

TONY DELDOTTO

Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Real Estate, Marketing, Sales, Startups, General Business

My primary business expertise is in the field of commercial real estate brokerage. I work as an advisor to a wide range of companies on issues related to the relocation process and contract negotiation. The focus of my business is working with company owners, tenants and real estate investors.

In addition to advising clients on commercial real estate matters, my passion is my Catholic faith. I have a strong interest to help men to discover how they are called to greatness. I am always seeking ways to partner with other Catholic individuals and organizations to share the incredible gift of our faith. Wherever one is on their faith journey, Catholic or not, I love meeting people who are passionate about life! Please do not hesitate to reach out.

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