Steve is the founder and CEO of Dallas based Talenti Gelato. Talenti is already one of the top 3 brands, successfully competing with other premium ice cream brands in the premium grocery channel. It was acquired by Unilever in 2014. Prior to Talenti, Steve was a Co-Founder and President of Minneapolis based Millennium Import Company from 1993 to 2005 working as a partner with the Edward J. Phillips Family of Minneapolis.
Patrick was at Accenture for over twenty-two years, including eleven years as its Partner in charge of Customer Insight organization. He co-founded Accenture’s CRM cross industry service line, as well as creating and running the global Customer Insight business unit for eight years, serving some of their largest clients like Washington Mutual and Target. He sits on the board of Datalink, a company that analyzes, designs, implements, and supports information storage infrastructures that store, protect, and provide continuous access to information, and has also served as Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Entiera.
Judson has served as the National Director of Development for the Hazelden Foundation, the Vice President of New Business Development, and as the principal of Clere Consulting. He serves on the for profit boards of Technology, Inc. and Imaging Institute, Inc. as well as on the nonprofit boards of Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Minnesota Orchestral Association, The Guthrie Theater Foundation, Theatre Communications Group (in NYC), and MacPhail Center for Music. He currently has been appointed by the Governor to the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Jeff co-founded Northern Pacific Group, a growth equity investment firm based in Wayzata, Minnesota, and serves as a Managing Partner. Prior to co-founding Northern Pacific Group, Jeff focused on technology, business and financial services investments for Norwest Equity Partners. Jeff was a Founding Partner at Wessels, Arnold & Henderson. Currently, he serves as a director of DelaGet, Greater Twin Cities United Way, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Boy Scout Northern Star Council, Beta Theta Pi Foundation and Cathedral Church of St. Mark Foundation.
FOUNDING PARTNER, FALLON
Fred is one of the founding partners of Fallon Worldwide, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Known for their creativity, their client portfolio has included blue chip brands like BMW, Porsche, Holiday Inn, Sony, United Airlines, Citibank, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Fred is also very involved in local business and nonprofit organizations, and has directed the successful advertising efforts of the Minnesota Business Partnership, the Minnesota Department of Tourism, as well as two gubernatorial campaigns. He is also involved as an adviser or board member to several national children’s organizations.