Brian Mlsna

Badger Corrugating Co. – President & CEO

It is a delight to work with and be in the presence of Dave. His energy, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness is top notch. The effort he puts forward to ideas and decision making, as well as the method in which he communicates, makes him a valuable asset in any situation. The support and guidance that he has provided me with, has made me a better person and leader.

Greg Wahl

Wahl Clipper Corporation – Former CEO

I recently retired as Wahl Clipper Corporation CEO.  We are a 100 year old vertically integrated, global manufacturer and distributor of electromechanical appliances.  We were selected State of Illinois Large Exporter of the Year for 2018 and have had 16 consecutive record profit years.  I have known Dave Slain through a relative of his and spent a fair amount of personal time with Dave at his home.  I have found Dave to be inciteful, caring of people, strategic and most of all having a huge amount of common sense and practical business judgement.  I felt very comfortable running confidential business problems by Dave and derived value from his opinions and reassurances.  I understand that Dave has become an executive coach and I want to give my strong recommendation for him as such, based on my first hand experience from a number of challenges I ran by Dave.  Dave has a good balance of strategic business experience and understanding of people and organizations.  I received value from Dave and believe you will to.  Sincerely, Greg Wahl.

Garet Wetzel

Inland – Vice President of Supply Chain

It is with a strong sense of pride that I recommend Dave Slain for a chief advisory role for any person or organization. For many years, Dave was our Chief Operating Officer and his performance was exceptional. After a few years, it was clearly understood that we had a strong leader at the helm that could lead our business to new heights and enable us to reach our lofty goals.

Dave’s management style is extremely accessible and he is a very hands-on administrator. He has all of the traits you would need in an advisor, especially as organizations look to expand into new business territories. Dave is fearless in his business approach and his instincts are impeccable.

Everyone that I know personally have nothing but respect and admiration for Dave. He helped to turn our little company into an industry powerhouse and he managed to do it while still making friends in the industry. Dave would be an excellent advisor for you or your company and he would help bring you and your organization nothing but success.

Mark D. Wemette

Intech IMS – Vice President of Sales and Operations

“We have been working with Dave for the past year, and I have to say he has transformed the way we think and do business.

Emerge Now LLC provides us with executive coaching and critical insight into our business decisions/thought process which allows us to move quickly in an ever-changing environment – ultimately becoming more dynamic leaders to guide our company in this competitive marketplace.

His coaching has not only helped us grow as leaders – it has put us ahead of our sales plan for the year.

I highly recommend working with Dave if you are looking to advance as a leader/individual, while improving your thought process and driving results.”