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.
Tom Walther’s mission is to be “Abiding in Christ, bearing much fruit; changing lives for eternity.” As a former C12 member, he is now the Chair for the Madison, WI group. He enjoys pouring his positive outlook into others, coaching and building business leaders to reach new heights, and advancing the Kingdom of God through the companies and lives of those Christ calls to run businesses for Him.
Beginning at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in pre-med, he left for the world of business. Starting in retail, he moved into distribution, where at the age of 30 he became President of a $20 Million distribution business. After 18 years in that organization, God led him to Wisconsin where he became President and CEO of an engineering company focused on process automation in the food production industry. Tom was the driving force behind converting the company to a 100% employee owned ESOP. After 21 years, he hired his successor and retired.
In 2004, Tom was called to The Gideons International while having devotions in a Chicago hotel room while on a business trip. He has held many leadership positions at both the local and state levels and is currently serving as the State President for Wisconsin/Upper Michigan.
Tom has been married to his high school sweetheart, Bev, for over 40 years. They currently reside in Nekoosa, WI, have two married children and seven fantastic grandchildren! They are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, where Tom has served as an Adult Bible teacher for 17 years and was instrumental in developing their audit processes while serving on the Audit Committee.
He loves to continuously improve and learn, especially in technology. He enjoys reading history, sports, and being out on the lake with family and friends.
Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, get better answers. Many accomplished CEOs are infamous for their curiosity and enthusiastic questioning of customers and staffers alike. Asking timely, strategic questions is a conversational skill that makes us better at everything related to life and leadership.