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CEO & Managing Partner

Mr. Milligan is a highly regarded CEO, executive, strategist and nationally recognized entrepreneur. A creative visionary with exemplary leadership, strategic thinking, and motivational skills, he has over 30 years of exceptional C-level management, business, marketing, and governmental relations experience.

Mr. Milligan is a respected guardian of company resources, investor value, and bottom line results. The largest company he founded grew to almost 1000 employees, sold for $611 million, and generated a ROI for charter investors of over 400:1.

Mr. Milligan's companies have featured world-class investors such as George Soros, William Farley, and Boston Capital Ventures and forged relationships with global financial institutions such as CreditSuisse-First Boston, BancBoston, Bank of America, ABN-AMRO, Bank of Montreal, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the prestigious, Canadian boutique investment banking firm, NesbittBurns.

Mr. Milligan and members of his family have created several notable patented inventions for the food, coal mining, and consumer appliance industries. One high-profile invention was the first waste basket with a foot pedal that raised the lid.

He earned a B.S Degree from Bethel University, completed his Master’s coursework at Southeast Missouri State University, and earned eighty (80) hours in post graduate studies at the AMA School for Presidents in Chicago and San Francisco with a focus in management, business and marketing. Formerly, Mr. Milligan was a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's Executive Board of Directors, Executive Board of Directors of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, recipient of the Chicago Christopher House's Annual Harold Blake Award for Outstanding Community Service, recipient of the annual Good Scout Award from the Chicagoland Boy Scouts of America, named to the Final Four in Ernst & Young's annual "Chicago Entrepreneur of the Year" program, and included in Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Chicago’s 50 Most Influential Businessmen” and “Who’s Who in Chicago Business”.

He was also a guest lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business, as well as its Alumni Association. Mr. Milligan is an avid writer and enjoys travel, boating, and architectural design. He is married with five children.