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Brian Slipka

Chief Executive Officer

Office address

1300 Godward St. NE, Suite 6000
Minneapolis, MN 55413

3212 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55126

2019 official member of Forbes Finance CouncilPrior to becoming chairman and CEO, 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.

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 $25 million and 140 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.

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