Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Director of Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Michael Williams has over 23 years of experience as a financial and operations executive in small, mid-sized and large companies. He has experience in accounting, finance, treasury, sales operations, budgeting and strategic planning. He has direct experience in managing small and mid-sized companies through expansive growth. Mr. Williams is well versed in start-up businesses' challenges and their specific needs. He also has experience starting and running his own consulting business that helped small to mid-sized companies raise capital for growth. He is currently the Director of Entrepreneurship Activities and the Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Matt Louison

Matt Louison

MBA Student Consultant

Matt is currently enrolled in both the JD and MBA programs at the University of Wisconsin. His law coursework has focused on business law while his MBA specialization is in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. He has also offered entrepreneurs legal guidance as a Student Associate at the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic and has provided startups with strategic and sales advice as an Associate at gener8tor. Prior to attending UW, Matt worked for nearly five years as a Financial Adviser at MetLife in Wausau, WI where he advised individual and business clients on various financial considerations including investment and retirement planning. Matt also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he double-majored in Business Administration and Economics.

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

MBA Student Consultant

Jake is pursuing his MBA at the University of Wisconsin in the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, while also pursuing a Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. He is the president of the Entrepreneurship Association and MBA Consulting Club. Most recently, Jake worked as a Summer Associate at Lewis & Clark Ventures investing series A and B growth capital into promising companies. Prior to pursuing his MBA, Jake worked as an Associate at gener8tor, screening more than 500 startups and providing capital raising strategies to startups within the accelerator. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin in Biochemistry and a specialization in Global Health.

Courtnie Swanson

Nick De Leon

MBA Student Consultant

Nick is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Retail & Consumer Behavior. Most recently Nick spent the summer as a Merchandise Planning Intern at Zappos.com, a subsidiary of Amazon. He has also spent time working in inventory planning, the Fine Paper and Packaging industry and various work with startups. Nick has completed coursework in International Economics, Consumer Behavior and Omni-Channel Retail Strategy among other areas.

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Courtnie Swanson

MBA Student Consultant

Courtnie is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Economics and Spanish with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Her professional experiences include leadership positions in various organizations, including Women in Economics. These have provided her with valuable communication, marketing, and customer service skills that she continues build at the clinic. Key courses she has taken include Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurial Management, Money and Banking, and various Economics classes. These classes have given her a strong foundation to guide her in the business world after graduation in May of 2018. She is ambitious and excited to continue learning as a young professional.