Executive Advisors

Andrew Tjernlund
Andrew Tjernlund is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in expanding revenue streams for his businesses. He owns and operates companies that include a fifth generation sheet metal manufacturer, Amazon’s largest industrial supplier, a boutique 3PL, the Midwest’s largest electric vehicle charger distributor, and a ecommerce roll-up fund among several other businesses.
Andrew works with many smaller businesses to offer “scale as a service.” For example, through his warehouses and logistics network Andrew allows emerging companies access to industry low shipping costs that explode margins for these e-commerce brands. Similarly, with his Amazon access and uncommon financial structure he helps brands achieve a negative cash conversion cycle and unlock unlimited growth.
Andrew started his first 2 businesses (both now sold) while attending the Carlson School and graduated in 2006 with High Distinction with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management.
Anita Messal

Anita Messal is an executive with demonstrated accomplishments across a wide variety of functions. She delivers both strategic thinking and detailed operations knowledge. Her understanding of marketplace needs and ability to engage constituents promotes effective, long-term relationships and company growth.

Her responsibilities have included all areas of company performance, with participation in fund raising from start-up through IPO and sale to strategic buyers and private equity. Anita has worked in both F100 and start-up companies with experience in public, private and non-profit businesses. Her experience includes working in domestic and international markets, with time spent developing programs and partnerships in the United Kingdom and Europe. Customer and partner facing activities, speaking engagements, strategic direction, improving efficiency and scale through transformation and corporate governance are historical key focus areas.

Her experience includes direct leadership over sales, product, operations & technology including implementation, data exchange, account management, customer & consumer service, system development, information security, IT services, application support, quality control, product development and management, national accounts, project management, vendor management, strategic systems, legal, human resources, and learning & development functions.



Bridget Conzemius

Bridget Conzemius is an accomplished senior product, business development and client services professional with a proven record of success. Her experience has made her a subject matter expert in the areas of population health management, patient engagement, care management, and accountable care. Bridget is goal driven, top performer, with experience developing business strategies and company vision based on competitive analysis, industry trends and business cycles.

She is an extremely results oriented leader with the ability to motivate teams and influence key stakeholders. She consistently builds and cultivates organizational relationships by establishing strong networks internally and externally, delivering significant business value and growth. Bridget believes in paying it forward and is active in social responsibility, community initiatives and charitable events.