President | Nelson Window CompanyPresident | Northland Glazing & GlassExecutives’ Club Founding Member
Nelson Window Co. is proud to be a family-owned company. That pride shows in the work we do every day. We’re known for friendly employees, quality products and services. Begun in the mid 1950s as a glass and screen service company, Norman Bertsch arrives at the firm in the early 1960sand purchases Nelson Window in 1968. His employees include himself, one part-time installer and one semi-retired gentleman. In 1971, Norman’s son, Nolen, joins Nelson Window Co. as an installer and in 1983 Norman builds the current building at 2921 Fiechtner Drive in Fargo.
Co-Founder & CEO | AdShark MarketingExecutives’ Club Founding Member
Rick is a ND native, born and raised in the small town of Hillsboro. He attended UND, where he studied Commercial Aviation. After realizing he wouldn’t ever be allowed to do “loops” or “barrel rolls” he switched his focus to Marketing and graduated with a General Studies degree so he could be “good at everything”. Rick helped start AdShark with co-founder, Sean Maki, in 2013. Legend says that Rick never sleeps or eats, and his favorite craft beer is Bud Light.
CEO Spotlight: Rick Berg on AM1100 The Flag 08.26.2020WATCH
President & Founder | JBC Commercial Real EstateOwner | Dovetail Development, LLCExecutives’ Club Leadership Team, Founding Member & GOLD Sponsor
Jim has enjoyed a nearly 30yr career in a variety of community development and commercial real estate ventures, having been affiliated with Fargo based GOLDMARK Commercial for 23yrs, before starting JBC Commercial Real Estate in 2019. In his free time Jim and his wife enjoy spending time at their lake home, traveling and NDSU athletics. He currently serves on the boards of Greater FM Economic Development Corporation, NDSU Research & Technology Park, 701 Angel Fund and the City of Fargo Tax Exempt Review Committee.
CEO Spotlight: Jim Buus on AM1100 The Flag 07.28.2020WATCH
JodeeBock.com | Owner & FounderExecutives’ Club Leadership Team
A dynamic business communicator who encourages riskful thinking as opposed to merely wishful thinking. More than 20yrs in the areas of corporate communication, media relations and executive coaching; the author of several books, podcast interviews, speeches, and blog posts; Jodee is a thought leader who has been called a boat rocker and a people enhancer, thanks to her unique ability to add a new perspective to common ways of thinking.
President & FounderHuman Resource Management Group, LLC
As a Human Resource Consultant and former health insurance executive Kim brings 30 years of experience to business owners and executives. Kim brings an insightful strategic and practical implementation talent to clients that are challenged, overwhelmed and even non-compliant in the complex world of HR Management. His question-“How is your HR Model serving your business purpose and do you need to reinforce, rethink or reinvent your current approach”-has served clients around the region. HRMG provides all the functions usually associated with a traditional in-house human resource department.
Director of Media Productions | BNG TeamFounder | Yarn ProductionsExecutives’ Club Honorary Lifetime Member
BNG has been a client of Yarn’s for years and we have seen firsthand how they operate with integrity and a passion for people. So when they approached me with the idea of acquiring Yarn to grow their internal production team, it was hard for me to find a reason not to say yes. For the last six years I have built Yarn on a few core values: Relationship, Quality, Integrity, and Impact. I have seen how the BNG Team embodies every single one of those values and we couldn’t have found a more perfect company to partner with.
President and CEO, The Authority Companies:The Home Authority, Inc., The Coatings Authority, Inc., The Cabinet Authority, Inc.Executives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD Sponsor
Rachael Boyer is a results-oriented, transformational leader, and business executive with more than 20 yrs in construction, healthcare, and numerous industries. Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries. Rachael’s passion for the construction industry has been built on the foundation of excellence with the customer at the center of the experience, and the framework of passion to transform vision to reality.
Highly-successful entrepreneur and P&L operations executive involved in multiple businesses including health clubs, publishing companies, public and private events, product distribution and TV, internet and multi-media outlets. Skilled marketing management professional who conceived, promoted, produced, and managed 7 Construction Expos that featured live demo’s, training, education and entertainment. Regarded by colleagues for unwavering honesty and integrity, in-depth marketing savvy, and the ability to out-think and out-sell the competitors. Instrumental in building lasting relationships with key clients.
Founder & President | EPIC CompaniesFounder & Owner | Spicy Pie
Working hard to develop real estate projects, offer investors high returns, and create long-lasting relationships. Offering investors return on their capital through debt and equity real estate investment opportunities. EPIC Companies seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the new construction of mixed-use buildings in secondary markets in the upper Mid-West. EPIC’s projects range from $3-20M with 25% allocated to commercial space (usually first floor) while the upper floors are dedicated to multi-family housing.
Managing Partner | Bortnem Family Ltd PartnershipOwner (President-Retired) | MidStates Wireless, Inc.Executives’ Club Leadership Team
MidStates Wireless, Inc., formerly known as Elder’s Radio Communications, was originally formed in 1946. The company has remained in the same family for the past 70 years and has been handed from one generation to the next. Today the corporation deals primarily in commercial two-way, public safety, interoperability solutions from the RF subscriber, to the dispatch center technology, up to and including the construction and maintenance of the tower facilities. GET TO KNOW LISA
Owner, Phone-n-FixExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & GOLD SponsorExecutives’ Club Signature Program Driver: Under 10 Roundtable Series
Phone-n-Fix is locally owned by Carl and Miranda Burfeind, our expertise in the electronics industry is backed by 30 years of experience fixing anything and everything electronic. As Owner of a successful company, with fewer than 10 full-time employees, Miranda also drives our Executives’ Club Under 10 Roundtable focused on those issues and challenges of smaller organizations. Miranda is also an avid photographer and volunteers with both Feeding South Dakota and Women in Science nonprofit organizations.
Financial Advisor | Red River Financial Group, LLC
Matt is a relationship builder and problem solver who works to understand high-net worth clients to simplify their financial lives. He assists clients in identifying and prioritizing their goals including estate planning, investments, tax minimization strategies, wealth transfer, business transition, and retirement income. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Ag Economics from NDSU. A native of Rutland, ND, he was raised on the family farm and learned the ethics of hard work, honesty, and integrity.
Cheryl is an attorney with 30+ years of experience, practicing in ND and MN. She concentrates in personal and small business bankruptcies, but also provides services in drafting wills, healthcare directives and powers of attorney for financial decisions. I see my business as more than just a law firm: I’m your support network as you take on life’s financial challenges. Whether you are struggling with an unshakable debt burden or considering the best methods for protecting the estate you have worked so hard to build, I will help you move quickly and efficiently toward a resolution and better tomorrow.
CEO | Boone Charitable FoundationDonor Relations Manager | New Life CenterExecutives’ Club Leadership Team & PLATINUM Member
Beverly is a native of Grafton N.D and holds a B.S. in Education from UND. In the 1980’s she learned the potato brokerage business from her father and was one of few female potato brokers in the state. After a long career in education, she moved to Fargo to continue her 20yr role as C.E.O. of the Boone Charitable Foundation. In 2019 Beverly also accepted a position in Donor Development at New Life Center in Fargo.
I live in West Fargo, North Dakota with my wife Kris, son Logan and two black labs, Maggie and Jazzy. I am a proud Shriner and member of the El Zagal Director’s Staff motorcycle corp parade and competition team. Not only do I love to raise money to support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, I love the camaraderie that it brings. I also love to hunt, fish, ride motorcycle and camp with family and friends.
Partner and General Manager | Buffalo River SpeedwayOwner | Jason Berg Racing
By day, Jason is the Purchasing & Inventory Manager for Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. of Fargo, by night (and most weekends) he is part of the new Ownership team and General Manager of Buffalo River Speedway. He is also a driver and Owner of Jason Berg Racing and Host of a weekly radio program on WDAY, Track Talk with Jason Berg.