Personnel File

Banking & Finance

Chase Kostichka has joined First Business Bank-Milwaukee as assistant vice president of business development. Previously, Kostichka worked for seven years at M&I/BMO Harris Bank.

Shakespeare Wealth Management, based in Pewaukee, has hired Andrea Bulen as a financial planner. Bulen has 10 years of experience in financial planning.

Next Generation Wealth Management, based in Milwaukee, has named Susan Dulde manager of operations in its Private Client Group. Dulde previously worked at M&I Investment Management/BMO Global Asset Management for 16 years. In her new position she will manage all operational aspects of the firm. Her responsibilities will include performance reporting in the firm, analysis of investment manager returns, and development of efficiencies with process and technology solutions.

Spectrum Investment Advisors, based in Mequon, has hired Matt Demet as partner and vice president. Demet will work on selling, designing and managing corporate retirement plans including 401(k)s. He will also recruit new wealth management clients.

Building & Construction

MSI General Corp., based in Oconomowoc, has promoted Tim Melan to manager of field services. Melan previously worked as a senior project manager.

Health Care

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, located in Milwaukee, has added Dr. Nicholas Meyer as medical director of the Regional Burn Center. Meyer is a native of the Milwaukee area and completed his surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During his career, he has treated burn victims at health care facilities in Seattle and Cincinnati, and also led burn programs at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Missouri.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Glendale has appointed Ibzan Monteagudo to director of language access services. Monteagudo, who is fluent in English and Spanish, has eight years of experience overseeing language services at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital. He has worked as a freelance interpreter since 2003 and is experienced in interpretation and translation services projects, staff education and orientation programs, productivity management, cost reduction initiatives, internship coordination, and community engagement projects. In his new role, Monteagudo will focus on guiding program strategies and operations in the delivery of language access services for area Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare sites.

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, based in Brookfield, recently hired Dr. Raymond Zastrow as chief medical officer, Sara O’Neill as quality improvement manager on the medical management team, and Brenda Sawall as manager of service operations on the medical management team.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Rolando Rodriguez has been named president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres under The Marcus Corp., based in Milwaukee. Rodriguez has also been named executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation. He most recently served as chief executive officer, president and a board member of Rave Cinemas in Dallas, Texas. Rave Cinemas existed as the fifth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. until it was sold earlier this year. Rodriguez also worked for AMC Theatres for 30 years in positions such as senior vice president, North American field operations; senior vice president, food & beverage group; and executive vice president, North American operations service.


Willis of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee office has added Kathy Balistreri and Mike Weiss as client services specialists in its Human Capital Practice.

Interior Design

Creative Business Interiors Inc., based in West Allis, recently hired Joe Wilcox to accounts payable. The company has also added Kate Stachowiak as a furniture project manager and Nicole Greuel as an interior designer.

Legal Services

Quarles & Brady LLP has added David Groose to its Milwaukee office as an associate in the Public Finance Practice Group. Groose completed both his law degree and undergraduate degree (in accounting) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C., based in Milwaukee, has added attorney Shannon Allen to its full-service litigation practice. Allen has 18 years of experience in both state and federal courts. Her legal specializations include commercial litigation and employment litigation.


St. Aemilian-Lakeside, located in Milwaukee, recently expanded its staff with the addition of Mike Boeder, chief administrative officer; Alison McMorrow, interim vice president of child welfare services at the St. Aemilian-Lakeside subsidiary Integrated Family Services; and Sandy Engelhardt, administrative services manager.

United Way in Waukesha County has promoted Kristen Gardner-Volle to manager of community impact. In this position, Gardner-Volle will work on strengthening relationships with community leaders, connecting groups around community issues and organizing meetings to advance support of United Way funded initiatives.

Urban Roots Milwaukee has appointed Jeffrey Roman executive director.


Kirk Strong has been appointed director of marketing at American Paper & Packaging in Germantown.

Real Estate

Irgens, based in Wauwatosa, has hired Edward Valerio as vice president of property management operations. In this position, Valerio will focus on tenant retention and renewal, maintenance of properties, management of property staff and implementation of best practices for property and facility management activities among other duties.

Starkmedia, located in Milwaukee, has hired Wade Elmblad as lead architect. Elmblad has more than 20 years of digital experience. He most recently served as manager of online publishing and Web development at Kalmbach Publishing.

Montage Talent, based in Delafield, has named Tim Hunter digital marketing manager. In this role, Hunter will lead and maintain all digital marketing initiatives.

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