Job Creation through Capital Donation

Board of Directors & Officers

Board Member

Adam M. Berger is a Partner and VP of Sales for Doering Fleet Management, a vehicle fleet management company with offices in Milwaukee, WI, Nashville, TN, and Omaha, NE....

Mark Burish is a co-founder of the Madison, Wisconsin law firm of Hurley Burish, S.C. He is also chairman of Sonic Foundry and sits on the board of Monona Bank, Forward Health Group and several other businesses and non-profit groups....

Board Member

Pam Evason, CFA, CPA is Managing Director of Windermere Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm she co-founded in 2010. Pam spent the first nine years of her career in public accounting and holds an undergraduate and graduate degree from UW Madison. Pam serves on several non-profit boards,...

Board Member

Aaron Hagar – Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Aaron oversees the WEDC’s efforts to support...

Board Secretary

Anthony Handzlik is a shareholder in the Milwaukee law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. He handles general corporate and tax matters for closely-held businesses, S corporations, partnerships and LLCs. A shareholder in the firm's tax and business law practices, Mr. Handzlik advises...

Board Chairman

Jeff Harris has been an investor in and board member of a number of early stage companies in located in Wisconsin, including Somna Therapeutics LLC (currently) and Prodesse Inc. (which was sold in 2009). He is currently on the Board of...

Board Member

Mark R. Hogan is secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Wisconsin’s lead economic development...

Board Treasurer

Dan Matola, CFA is BrightStar's treasurer, and is currently a Senior Wealth Advisor with RMB Jacobus. Previously he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Jacobus Wealth Management, responsible for leading the organization's investment advisory and wealth management process. He...

Vice President and Business Manager

Fred Raasch is BrightStar’s Vice President and Business Manager. He has been with BrightStar since its inception and is directly involved in all aspects of the foundation’s activities. Fred has over 40 years of entrepreneurial experience starting, running and managing businesses in the Milwaukee...

President & CEO

Thomas Shannon is president & CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. and donates his time as head of operations of this charitable organization. He also is board chairman and a lead investor in Shamrock Energy Corp., Neenah; Proxim Diagnostics Corp., Sunnyvale, California; Somna...

Board Member

Dan Shannon is Senior Vice President, FIS and is responsible for revenue generation and client satisfaction of a portfolio of FIS’s largest clients. He has deep operating and M&A experience as the Group Executive of Consulting and...

Board Member

Andy Shrago is Chairman of the Board of Proxim Diagnostics Corp. He also serves as board member for Pinpoint Software and HDL Diagnostics. From 2011-2016, he was co-manager of the Madison based Wisconsin Investment Partners angel network. Prior to that, he was Senior VP of Sales and Marketing...