From the moment he founded World Class Wire and Cable in 1994, Jim Lindenberg has turned risks into success to become one of southeastern Wisconsin’s best-known entrepreneurs.
He left a comfortable job to empty his savings and launch his own wire, cable and tubing manufacturing company, building it into an industry leader within five years. The company earned the Future 50 Award, recognizing it as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Southeastern Wisconsin, from 1998-2000. In 2007, World Class Wire and Cable was named Waukesha County Business of the Year and one of the Top 5,000 businesses in the United States by Inc. 500 Magazine. Jim was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Wisconsin’s 2005 Small Business Person of the Year, and was a finalist for the national award in 2000. In 2007, Ernst & Young named him Entrepreneur of the Year for both Wisconsin and the Lake Michigan Area. He is just the 15th person worldwide to simultaneously hold the CSE (Certified Sales Executive) and CME (Certified Marketing Executive) certifications.
He sold World Class Wire and Cable to Anixter Inc. in 2008. In 2009, Jim Lindenberg purchased the Milwaukee Wave, the longest running Indoor Professional Soccer Team in North America. In 2009, he also bought majority interest in NX Level. In March of 2013, he sold the Milwaukee Wave and the Wave of Hope and bought majority interests in the Legends of the Field, a sports memorabilia company while operating Lindy Enterprises, a business consulting firm and JML Holdings, a commercial and residential property broker, since 2009.
In the community, Jim was named New Berlin Citizen of the Year in 2003, and was also honored as a 2003 Hero at Home by CNI Newspapers. He also sits on the board of Milwaukee Urban Soccer Collaborative, UW-Whitewater Business Advisory Board and Entrepreneur Advisory Board.
Jim is an active philanthropist. He supports numerous schools, libraries, youth groups and non-profit organizations.
Jim lives in the Lake Country area.
- • Sales and Marketing
- • Creating Growth Plans
- • Start up Businesses
- • Building Business Plans
- • Motivational Speaking
- • Improving Cash Flows
- • Improving Financials
- • Helping Companies Gain an Edge
Mary Volz is the Executive Assistant for Jim Lindenberg, owner of Lindy Enterprises, JML Holdings, LLC, NX Level and Legends of the Field . A native of Wisconsin, Volz is a graduate of Alverno College in Business and brings strong financial and administrative support along with over 20 years of extensive experience in property and project management in both commercial and residential having worked for companies such as, JMB Properties, Great Lakes REIT, Transwestern Commercial and Landmark Residential. As Senior Property Manager with Great Lakes REIT, Volz was the recipient of the BOMA’s 2002-2003 Building the Year Award. In addition, Volz owned and operated a ”design-build” residential home constuction business, building “new/old” homes. Volz enjoys spending time with her children Kyle and Kayla, family, friends and outdoor activities.
Dan Lavinio is a Certified Public Accountant, practicing general accounting, quickbooks and tax consultation for over 25 years. Graduated from UW-Whitewater December 1984, Dan has held various positions with local and mid sized accounting firms in the Milwaukee area. Dan held various positions in the private sector during his career, thus offering an inside and outside perspective to company consultation engagements.
Dan also holds a Series 7 and 63 licenses pertaining to investment sales. Dan has held positions with New Berlin Rotary, Malone Memorial Golf Open, New Berlin City Hall (Finance committee), West Allis Nathan Hale Booster Club, as well as being involved in various activities at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Steve Storrs is an IT professional with 25 years of experience in the industry. Steve has experience installing and supporting secure Microsoft Windows based networks, UNIX and Linux servers, Citrix remote access systems and other common network solutions. Steve holds certifications in Microsoft, Citrix, HP-UX, Linux, Cisco and SCO UNIX. Helping small-to-medium sized businesses implement reliable network foundations, Steve always strives to achieve the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for his clients. Steve prides himself on taking the sometimes complex technology and explaining it in terms that everyone can understand.
Consulting, project design, project implementation, hardware and software procurement, installation, troubleshooting and technical support are some of the many services that Steve provides.
When away from the computer, Steve likes to spend time with his wife Amy and his two children, coach his kid’s soccer teams and spend time with family and friends.
Justin Qualler is a professional writer and trainer with eight years of experience in IT. He has experience producing getting started guides, help articles, cheat sheets, video tutorials, newsletters, blog posts, and training materials. In addition to writing, Justin has classroom facilitation experience, is an Advanced Communicator Bronze in Toastmasters, and is well-versed in Web technologies like WordPress, Joomla, and hosting and domain names in general.
- • Creating new content
- • Editing and analyzing existing content
- • Creating and conducting training
- • Joomla
- • WordPress