Dan Olszewski is the Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
He teaches the capstone Entrepreneurship WAVE course and was one of the co-founders of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp(WEB) program for UW graduate students enrolled in the sciences and engineering.
Prior to joining the UW, Olszewski was CEO and Chairman of Parts Now! during which time revenues increased from $26MM to over $400MM from the organic growth of Parts Now! and the acquisition of Katun Corp. With the assistance of private equity sponsors, he led the successful buyout of the founder in 1999.
Before joining Parts Now! Olszewski was a consultant at McKinsey and Company, with a focus on strategy, supply chain, technology and finance. He has also worked for IBM, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance in Tokyo.
Olszewski currently serves on the board of First Business Bank, Inc. and the Henry Vilas Zoological Society. He has previous served on the boards of Parts Now! LLC, Sologear LLC, World Data Products, Inc., and Wisconsin Public Television.
Olszewski graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Computer Science, and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN 757 Section 1), Fall 2012.