When Wayne Visbeen asked about joining Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring, founder Mike Jandernoa asked him if he was interested in a mentor role. But the successful architect felt there was a lot he could still learn from the former Perrigo CEO and other business executives.
“I thought I could get into a program with Mike leading it, and get advice from business people of his caliber for virtually no cost,” said Visbeen, who designed the high-end retailer A.K. Rikk’s store and has a national reputation for his residential designs. “When you think of what kind of business savvy they are offering to a firm like mine. Not only Mike but nine other mentors at the same time. People from banking, manufacturing, corporations. To have all that brainpower, brain trust offering us advice.” Visbeen is part of the first class that will graduate from the program at the end of the summer.
Now, JEM is looking for a new set of mentors and mentees for the next class. Launched in 2009 by Jandernoa, JEM pairs former or current CEOs with younger leaders of smaller companies to provide a listening ear and business counsel.
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