About

Our Company

A GROUP DEDICATED TO PARTNERSHIP AND LEARNING, STRIVING TO MOVE FORWARD AND GROW

In June of 2015, we set out to bring the best college students together to network and learn about the level of leadership that is necessary to successfully manage a company. The network was originally named Collegiate Leader’s Organization and started with 20 members from the Minneapolis area. As word spread, we grew to 50 members by August of 2015. Our original goal was to have one CEO speak to us about their story, but as we quickly gained momentum we adjusted and presented four CEOs at our first event. After the first event, a semester of school had flown by and we had our sights set on another event in January of 2016 with four different CEOs and membership that had grown to 70. We saw tremendous value in this network and a huge opportunity for expansion.

Today, we bring our vast network together with Minnesota businesses, with a design built to benefit both our members and our partners. We have been attentive to our network’s wants and now have four events scheduled in the year of 2016. We have partnered with businesses that will aid in providing more value to our network. Those values include but are not exclusive to employment opportunities, expansion of our events, and capital to assist development of more meaningful means to strengthen and connect our network.

Executive Team

Nick Riley

Nick Riley

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hanowski

Mark Hanowski

Chief Operations Officer

Blake Ekblad

Blake Ekblad

VP of Member Relations

Andrew McGee

Andrew McGee

Director of Marketing

Ty Gelinske

Ty Gelinske

Director of Member Relations