Marc Martin is the Area Chair for the C12 Group in Central and Northeastern Wisconsin, facilitating two C12 Groups. In addition to leading the members through the once a month full day of peer interaction, Marc meets individually with each member for a 90 minute coaching and accountability session. He also provides ad hoc consulting to members when they have additional needs, primarily in the area of strategic and business plan creation and implementation.
For nine years Marc was President, Chief Technology Officer and co-owner of three businesses based in Wausau, WI, RMM Solutions Inc., an information technology provider, RMM Leasing, LLC a leasing company and RMM Properties, LLC, a commercial property company. The IT company has provided solutions and services to Wisconsin businesses, schools, and local government entities for over 16 years. Marc began working in the field of information technology in the mid 1980s while serving in the U.S. Air Force. For the last 20+ plus years he has worked in the IT provider industry primarily managing technical services staff and helping them grow their technical and customer service skills. Marc functioned as a virtual Chief Information Officer for a number of clients, helping them choose appropriate information technology for their business operations, with the goal of helping these organizations achieve their goals.
Marc is a lifelong learner and sharpened his leadership skills by participating in two CEO peer groups in which he benefited from interacting with other CEOs and business owners and receiving regular education on a number of topics by experts in their respective fields. He brings that knowledge and experience to his role of C12 Chair. Marc is excited about helping other business owners thrive and use the businesses that God has blessed them with to be vehicles to further His Kingdom.
Marc has held leadership positions in the Association of Information Technology Professionals, the VentureTech Network, Optimist International, and the Evangelical Free Church of America. He attends Tapestry Church in Stevens Point, WI.
Chris began his professional career in marketing for a chemical resistant coating and lining company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1996, he joined one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Over an 18-year span and five relocations, Chris worked across the entire Midwest in Sales and Sales Management and was personally responsible for over $40 million in annual sales. In addition to direct selling, training and managing over 28 different name brand medications, Chris served on the National Business and Corporate Integrity Team, which focused on conducting business according to the corporate values.
After earning an MBA, Chris became president of a custom packaging manufacturer in Appleton, Wisconsin, focusing on innovation, people development, and project process flow. He led other changes which improved operational processes and increased manufacturing capacity resulting in a second manufacturing facility.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors for The Family Radio Network, a Christian Radio Network reaching over 4 million listener touches annually, a member of the YMCA’s Mission Emphasis Committee, has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for New Hope Lutheran Church and is a small group leader for the high school youth group.
Most importantly, Chris has been married to Krista, his high school sweetheart, for over 20 years. They have 4 children ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old who are involved in sports, music, extracurriculars and volunteer activities. The Wise family is focused on making a difference by expanding God’s Kingdom through daily application of their family mission of Wisdom, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Enthusiasm.
We all want compelling work environments in which we ignite imaginations throughout the company and motivate people to achieve new levels of teamwork and productivity, but for many of us, this ideal feels out of reach.
Consumed by work. Arriving early to the office. Staying late. Working weekends. Feeling frustrated by the daily constraints, all while worrying about the company’s future performance. Living this way sends the possibility of a balanced life out the window. Sound familiar to you?