PROVEN ENTREPRENEUR EXPERTISE –
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LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Entrepreneurial 180 was launched to leverage the wealth of knowledge accumulated by our leadership team and extended network, through decades of business development and growth experience. We’ve advised, guided and grown a diverse array of successful business ventures spanning many industries.

We bring advanced experience, reliable resources and innovative ideas together to meticulously craft action plans for business development and growth. You’ve already come this far, we’ve got the tools and know how to get you on the right path and keep you going.

Entrepreneurial 180 was launched to leverage the wealth of knowledge accumulated by our leadership team and extended network, through decades of business development and growth experience. We’ve advised, guided and grown a diverse array of successful business ventures spanning many industries.

We bring advanced experience, reliable resources and innovative ideas together to meticulously craft action plans for business development and growth. You’ve already come this far, we’ve got the tools and know how to get you on the right path and keep you going.

Mark Zesbaugh

Mark
Zesbaugh

Mr. Zesbaugh has spent nearly 30 years working in the insurance industry and advising entrepreneurial businesses. He most recently served as President and CEO of Security Life, a national life & health insurance carrier focused on the ancillary products markets. There, he orchestrated the company’s successful turnaround and ultimate sale in 2016.

In 2008, Mr. Zesbaugh started and led a Bermuda-based reinsurance company with a group of insurance executives to manage the risk associated with financial guarantees embedded within fixed and variable annuities.

From 1990 – 2007, Mr. Zesbaugh enjoyed a successful 17-year career at Allianz Life/LifeUSA. As CEO of Allianz Life, he spearheaded significant growth of the company, resulting in an increase in annual premiums from $3 billion to more than $14 billion. Overall operating profits also grew from less than $100 million to more than $600 million, while assets rose from $10 billion to $70 billion.

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Prior to his role as CEO, Zesbaugh led the company’s financial and investment operations where his strategic leadership helped propel the company from a public start-up into the fastest growing insurance operation in the United States. During his tenure as CFO, Zesbaugh led the acquisition of more than 15 national marketing organizations and oversaw the divestiture of major business lines.

Over the last 10 years, Mr. Zesbaugh has worked with and invested in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures, providing expertise and advice to accelerate business growth. He sits on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), with a BA in accounting. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive license).[/read]

Bob MacDonald

Bob
MacDonald

Mr. MacDonald has enjoyed a remarkable 40-year career in the financial services industry. He entered the field in 1965 as an agent for New England Mutual Life in Los Angeles, and retired in 2002 as CEO of Allianz Life of North America and as its chairman in late 2003.

In the early 1980’s, after seven years as CEO of ITT Life, Mr. MacDonald struck out on his own to form a new life insurance company, LifeUSA, based out of the Twin Cities. As founder, chairman and CEO at LifeUSA, Mr. MacDonald earned a reputation for breaking old rules and charting new courses. Accordingly, LifeUSA became one of the fastest growing, best-known and most successful companies of the 1990s. From a start-up in 1987 to the time Allianz AG of Munich, Germany acquired LifeUSA in 1999, the company developed into a profitable, publicly-traded company with sales exceeding $1 billion, assets of more than $6 billion and over 80,000 agents contracted to represent the company.

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Today, Mr. MacDonald continues to consult businesses of all sizes on management issues and strategy, and frequently delivers keynote speeches at industry conventions. He serves on numerous boards, has authored several business books, and pens a weekly blog, BobMacOnBusiness. In addition, he has written scores of articles dealing with management and the financial services industry, serves as a columnist for Best’s Review and Insurance Marketing, and is a frequent contributor to Directors & Boards.

Mr. MacDonald is often featured in the media, including outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Business Week, American Banker and Institutional Investor. He was the first person to be twice recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in Minnesota.[/read]

Bob MacDonald

David
Moeller

Mr. Moeller is a highly accomplished Entrepreneur and CEO with a proven track record of consistently growing revenue and earnings with his dynamic ability to build, motivate and drive teams to achieve outstanding results.  He is a leader that embraces entrepreneurialism and performance-based cultures to achieve long-term sustainable results.  Over his career, David earned a reputation as a Top Sales Producer with a demonstrated success in selling by leveraging a consultative and cooperative sales effort with high profile clientele.  He was recognized for achieving over $50 million in annual sales.

In 2004, Moeller founded Inside Edge with the vision of “Reshaping an industry through passion, service and technology to maximize value for our customers” by providing nationwide commercial flooring services and innovative solutions.  He developed a strategy and actionable tactics to systematically grow the company from a startup to $85M in sales and over $10M in operating profit.  He led the acquisition efforts of multiple complimentary business units to generate new revenue opportunities while orchestrating operational excellence.

Inside Edge was recognized as one of Minnesota’s fastest growing private companies in 2007 by Twin Cities Business Magazine, a Top 10 Commercial Flooring Contractor in the U.S. in 2012 by Floorcovering Weekly and a Top 100 Workplace in MN for five consecutive years by the Star Tribune and Workplace Dynamics.

In 2014, Moeller evaluated multiple exit strategies to ensure all stakeholders achieved maximum value while ensuring the long-term viability for the company.  This led to the successful ownership transition of the company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  Mr. Moeller and the outstanding team he assembled were able to generate a 15x ROI for the original shareholders.

Prior to founding Inside Edge, Moeller got a taste for the entrepreneurial spirit by starting a new branch location in Minneapolis for a budding California commercial flooring company.  After growing revenues and operating profits to the top three, he was promoted to Regional Vice President overseeing the Midwest Region for DuPont Flooring Systems.  He was responsible for leading all sales and operation functions of multiple branch locations across an eight state region.  He also founded Single Source Construction, a residential construction company, which he sold to its key employees

Today, he advises companies on strategic sales planning, business development, exit strategies and leadership transitions.  He serves on several for-profit and nonprofit boards as an independent advisor providing mentoring, consultation and strategic advice to CEOs and Executive Directors.  David is very engaged in his community providing coaching to nonprofits including the Twin Cities Mobile Market, Innove Studios, The Open Door Pantry and My Very Own Bed.  He also enjoys keynote speaking.

David graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management.

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