Green Lake BizStarts Mentors

Our mentors are seasoned volunteers from the corporate and entrepreneur community. Mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program. Interested in joining our mentoring team?


Featured Mentor

Phil Burkart

McClone Insurance

Phil first led a series of product development, marketing and management positions with GE Medical Systems. Subsequently, he became president of Wright Line, Inc. and grew the business to be a global leader in the design and manufacturing of furnishings for technical business environs. He then went on to become Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer of Applied Power Inc. where they developed and led the roll up of the global APW Electronics business with 27 world-wide municipalities, businesses and families throughout eastern Wisconsin.  Read More →


Dave Armstrong

President | Armstrong Investments
Area of Expertise: Budgeting, Financing

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Chris Barbin

Co-Founder |
Appirio, Inc

Area of Expertise: Corporate Culture 

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Dan Bierman 

Senior Real Estate Specialist | Adashun Jones Real Estate
Area of Expertise: Marketing, Real Estate


Marge Bostelmann 

County Clerk (Retired) | Green Lake County
Area of Expertise: Government Relations

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Evelyn Galster

Administrator | Freeland Foundation
Area of Expertise: Customer Service and Sales Training


Larry Gundrum

Vice President of Business Development | Madden Communications
Area of Expertise: Operations


Mike Havey

President | Havey Communications
Area of Expertise: Start-Up Planning

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Mary-Jo Johnson

Owner | McConnell Inn
Area of Expertise: Hospitality


Joan Lloyd

Principal | Joan Lloyd & Associates
Area of Expertise: Organizational Strategy

Jo Ellen Madden

Co-founder | Green Lake Renewal
Area of Expertise: Marketing and Social Media

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Lynn Grout Paul

Broker Owner | Special Properties
Area of Expertise: Small Business Financing

Jean Regan

President, CEO | TranzAct Technologies
Area of Expertise: Goal Setting, Growth Management, Logistics

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Nick Vandervelde

Founder | Sandstone Arbor Care
Area of Expertise: Small Business Financing


Phil Burkart

Area of Expertise: Marketing and Risk Management