Prior to becoming chairman and CEO of Sunbelt Business Advisors, Mr. Slipka served as senior vice president and senior director and head of TCF Technology Finance and was responsible for incrementally growing and leading the efforts to grow TCF’s technology finance companies in the United States prior to their integration into TCF Capital Solutions. Prior to his nearly 14 years at TCF/Winthrop, Mr. Slipka held sales and leadership roles at PeopleSoft and Oracle, where he was responsible for the largest financial institution accounts, after starting his career at Ernst & Young. In addition to his role at Sunbelt, Mr. Slipka serves as the president and CEO of Onward for Business.
Throughout his career as a senior executive, Mr. Slipka began investing in numerous operating companies, eventually forming the framework of today’s Paradygm Equity Partners (analysis and due diligence) and True North Equity Partners (acquisition platform). Over time, and with his own hard-earned capital, he began acquiring controlling interest in operating companies across varied and diverse industries. Today, the combined portfolio of small businesses has revenues in excess of $60 million and 350 employees. Mr. Slipka’s experience includes building a startup, buying existing (including distressed) businesses, selling/exiting businesses, and angel investments in numerous companies, as a limited partner/investor, while serving on the boards of many. He is the owner of multiple types of commercial real estate, inducing retail, multi-tenant, medical office, and commercial. He also is the founder of Honour Capital, LLC, focused on equipment financing. He serves on the SEARCH Ministries National Board of Trustees. He and his wife are co-founders of a charitable nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships, engages in community activities, and supports capital projects: The Slipka Foundation.