The OTM Mentor Program is an outstanding opportunity for MBAs to connect with OTM alumni and industry executives. It also enables alumni and industry executives to influence the next generation of business leaders. The program design and purposes are intentionally simple. Each MBA student is assigned a mentor; mentors get directly involved with the OTM Program through our most important constituents, our students; and students get exposure to the wisdom and advice of top management. The focus of mentor-protégé interactions is on career and life choices, corporate and industry networking skills, professional information sharing in a value-free environment, and on having fun. Job placement is not a purpose nor an expectation of the Mentor Program.

Paul Shain"Being part of the OTM MBA specialization at Wisconsin has been a great experience. It has allowed me to learn from the next generation of graduates in the field, and share my experiences."

Paul Shain, CEO, Singlewire Software


Mentoring Pool

Name Company Title
Ann Olsen Cuna Mutual Group VP (formerly)
Brian Mitchard Cardiac Science Senior Director
David Cagigal Alliant Energy CITO
David Czerniejewski Case New Holland VP, NAR Logistics
Jim Timmins Breakthrough Development Owner/President
Jon Leverence GE Healthcare CIO
Kevin Miller Cuna Mutual Group VP
Marilyn Anderson JohnsonDiversey VP
Mark Baker Wipfli CIO
Mike Kalinowski Kimberly Clark Director, Supply Chain Analysis
Mike Klonsinski Wisconsin Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary
Paul Shain Singlewire Software CEO
Peter Logothetis QBE CIO
Rod Copes Harley-Davidson VP
Steve Cretney Lands' End CIO, VP
Tom Arenberg Accenture Partner
Troy Vellinga Grainger VP, Continuous Improvement