circles of influence
Founder/CEO/Strategic Executive Coach
Jeff is the Founder of Breakthrough Impact Group and President of Redmon Law Chartered. He is a serial entrepreneur focused on being a trusted advisor to business owners in Minnesota and Wisconsin. After being a partner with Briggs and Morgan, now Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, in 2001 he left his big fancy law firm to start his own small fancy law firm in Hudson, Wisconsin.
His true passion is facilitating business owner roundtable mastermind groups and helping business owners create a life they truly love.
Author of: Cash, The Fuel for Your Economic Engine: How 1+1+1=19. Jeff helps businesses maximize their cash internally and has helped clients find billions in loans and outside capital.
Jeff has also been a serial volunteer having served on many economic development boards, his local school board for 23 years, and chaired his local hospital board for 5 years during a period of 3x growth. His longest volunteer passion and commitment has been to the Girl Scouts building opportunities for girls. Jeff has served on the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors and its executive committee, served as a GSUSA volunteer management consultant for 25 years, and currently serves on the local Girl Scout Council board as its Treasurer.
Jeff graduated from The University of Iowa College of Law in 1982 and Iowa State University with a bachelor’s in science in 1979.
Jeff resides with his wife, Cindy, in rural Wisconsin. He is a proud father to three married children and 5 grandchildren.
Rick began advising and investing in early-stage and emerging companies as a venture capitalist in 1991. Prior to that time, he covered and worked with early-stage companies as a research analyst and investment banker. For over two decades, Rick has helped numerous companies develop into “investment grade” opportunities, attract funding, and create shareholder value.
In 2005, Rick founded his own advisory practice, Brimacomb & Associates, where he assists business leaders in refining strategies, assembling resources, and securing funding. In essence, Rick’s main responsibility at Brimacomb & Associates is to act as a shareholder value architect on behalf of his portfolio companies.
Prior to founding his own firm, Rick joined Sherpa Partners in 1998 and co-founded the Sherpa Trek I venture capital fund in 2001. At Sherpa, he was responsible for firm strategy, fundraising, deal flow, due diligence, investment decisions, portfolio company support, executive recruitment, marketing, operations, public relations, investor relations, finance, legal, and human resources.
Previous to Sherpa, Rick was Senior Director at Smaby Group, Inc. whereas a venture catalyst he led strategic and financial advisory practices serving early-stage companies. He also co-founded Cartia, a venture capital-backed software startup, where he was Vice President of Finance and ‘right-hand man’ to the Founder and CEO.
Rick earned both his BS and his MBA from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He was named one of the “Real Power 50” in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine and also has been recognized by the Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” honoree.
Samantha is an accomplished Real Estate Professional, Thriving Entrepreneur, and Client-Centric Visionary who helps others see what’s possible and makes it happen. She leverages more than a decade of experience in management, marketing, and customer service to deliver the highest level of satisfaction in helping clients achieve their goals. She genuinely cares about her clients and brings an optimistic, “get things done” attitude to all of her engagements. She is described by her colleagues as driven, enthusiastic, and focused on results.
Samantha is known for:
DELIVERING A PRODUCTIVE & POSITIVE CLIENT EXPERIENCE through clear and consistent communications:
-An articulate and responsive communicator who makes individuals feel valued. She ensures information is shared quickly and is easily understood by all parties.
-Listens carefully to fully understand the needs and goals of the client and asks relevant questions to dig deeper when needed.
-Brings a positive mindset and is both pragmatic and optimistic in getting results in any type of situation.
QUICKLY FINDING CLIENT-FOCUSED SOLUTIONS as a responsive problem solver:
-Efficient in simplifying the complex, especially in complicated real estate transactions, and getting the best outcome for the client.
-Builds rapport with all parties & is a creative collaborator in reaching a resolution, even in difficult or challenging situations.
BUILDING STRONG & VALUED RELATIONSHIPS THAT EMPOWER CLIENT SUCCESS based on trust and high integrity:
-Clients feel they are highly valued and appreciated and that she brings the best resources to ensure a successful experience.
-Believes trust and integrity are the cornerstones of any successful transaction. Samantha’s role is to make sure that all parties brought to the table on behalf of her client’s value integrity & doing their best.
Samantha resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota with her 2 rescue cats.
Greg was trained in “blue chip” companies like PepsiCo and ConAgra, and then moved into fast-growth, entrepreneurial environments like NordicTrack and Miracle-Ear. For the last 15+ years, he has worked as a consultant at his firm, Pomerantz & Associates. Greg is committed to helping you increase your revenue by finding new ways to better react to the everchanging needs of your customer. His approach is analytic, fact-based, and highly collaborative.
Adam is a principal with Olsen Thielen and has a diverse background of working with small business on a variety of accounting issues, cash flow analysis, financial projections, tax strategies, and corporate structures. Accounting strategies for businesses are constantly changing and have created a complex environment for small business owners to navigate. Adam prides himself on his ability to fully understand your industry and guide you through tough decisions.
Building Maintenance & Construction
Up until 2020, Angie had focused on risk management and insurance for businesses. During the Minneapolis riots, the business her partner ran continued to have strong growth. With Angie’s strong networking background and love of construction, it made sense for her to transition into the business she knows and loves.
Angie and Dave Johnson run DCI Specialty Contracting Inc. which specializes in commercial building maintenance, vapor mitigation systems, demolition, asbestos, lead, hazmat & mold remediation, commercial build-outs/remodels, and much more.
Angie loves to network so if you are open to a cup of coffee, please connect with her.
Richard is Jeff’s partner at Redmon Law Chartered. He joined within a month of its origins in 2001. In 2008, Rich earned the high designation as a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Real Estate Specialist. Of the 5,000 Minnesota lawyers who identify themselves as Minnesota real estate lawyers, fewer than 350 can say they are a Real Estate Specialist.
Rich provides business and real estate legal advice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Rich is a disciplined lawyer and welcomes carrying the leal load to help business owners achieve their business summits, safely. Through practical advice, Rich challenges his clients to bring clarity to their vision, objectives, and strategies.
Rich is an active community volunteer through the Hudson Rotary Club and Simpson House. He resides in Woodbury, Minnesota with his wife, Heather, and their 2 children.