Barb Bolens
Director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, University of Wisconsin - Madison
, Wisconsin
LinkedIn Profile
Barbara Bolens has over 35 years of experience running strategy, treasury and investor relations operations at publicly traded companies with revenues of $600 Million to $20 Billion. She works with companies to create growth strategies, manage capital structure, improve investor relations, and develop relationships with Wall Street. She is adept at corporate governance, manages activist shareholders, attracts new investors, and protects shareholder value.

Board Profile

Executive Vice President with extensive Strategy, Financial Management, Treasury and Investor Relations experience in a public company environment. Strong leadership skills coupled with the ability to develop effective working relationships within the investment and banking industries communities. Strategic thinker aligning functional objectives to high level corporate strategies. Skilled in building and mentoring effective teams to execute straightforward strategies. Proven ability to achieve efficiencies, reduce costs and improve processes

Board Experience

Board member – Alto Shaam – private company based in Menomonee Falls, WI

Board member – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Board of Advisors – University of Wisconsin – Madison – MBA School Nicholas Center

Steering Committee – Milwaukee Women, inc

Board of Directors – Skylight Music Theater

Professional Summary

See my attached documents

Recognition & Awards

Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence Award, Corporate Executive Level


Married 30+ years Personal passion is to share my experience with those newer in their career to navigate corporations and develop themeselves personally and professionally Interests include triathlons, cooking, golf, travel Professional passions are in the manufacturing industry Non-profit passions include performing arts and education I'm an avid Wisconsin sports fan and love the Badger Football team, Badger Women's Volleyball, the Packers and the Bucks

Additional Documents

Barb Bolens Bio Barb-Bolens-Board-bio-0423-update.docx Barb Bolens resume Barb-Bolens-resume-0323-update.docx



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Corporate GovernanceDiversity, Equity & InclusionEnvironmental, Social, and Corporate GovernanceFinancial ExpertInternational BusinessManufacturingMarketing & BrandingRisk & Compliance

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Leadership on Board

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