As a successful entrepreneur, mentor, author and small business leader, Mark Burwell draws on his 35 years of running various successful businesses and helping with over 2000 business start-ups. Mark received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Public Address while becoming a collegiate All-American in Track. As President and CEO of a Wisconsin-based firm, Mark grew the company to a regional level from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and received national recognition. As President/Owner of Evolutions Business Group, he has studied, lectured and consulted nationally as well as internationally in Ireland, Montreal, Canada and Russia. Mark was chosen as Green Bay's Small Business Person of the Year, as well as one of the "Fabulous Fifty" as an evolutionary entrepreneur. He was honored as Wisconsin's "Small Business Advocate of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration for creating a level playing field for small businesses. The University of Wisconsin-Stout awarded him the "Distinguished Alumni Award" of the year for his career, business and civic achievements. Mark currently leads as the National Executive Director for the E-Hub, where he has been the architect for the successful model. With wisdom and a strong dose of customer reality, Mark offers innovative ideas. A compelling author and speaker, Mark Burwell informs, challenges, inspires and leaves you with a new and powerful understanding of your business, the market, and your customers.
Erin Kopitzke, Program Manager - Green Bay, WI
Ann Leurquin, Resource Specialist - Green Bay, WI
Our Board Members
Sara White - Board President (Co-Founder; civic leader)
Mark Burwell - Executive Director (Business industry CEO; Entrepreneur)
Lonny Charles - Treasurer (CPA; Wipfli's Business Advisory Services Group)
Erin Kopitzke – Secretary
Attorney Philip J. Danen - Board Member (Attorney; Roels Keidatz Fronsee & Danen)
David Cuene - Board Member (Managing Member; Broadway Automotive)
Dr. Robert Borremans - Board Member (CEO; Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board)
Michelle Madl-Soehren – Board Member (Alumna, Entrepreneur, Small Business Development Consultant; NWTC)
Gregg Halvorsen – Board Member (Vice President of Business Development; Greenleaf Wayside Bank)
The program services many other communities with its programs and materials, mentoring and consulting with other organizations to build and empower their community’s ecosystem. The model is built on the hundreds of volunteers, peer to peer mentors and business partnerships.