Stephen G. Shank

Operating Partner at LFE Capital LLC

Stephen G. Shank

Stephen G. Shank

Operating Partner at LFE Capital LLC

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Tonka Corp.
Capella Education Co.

RelSci Relationships

167

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1944

Age

75

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Capella Education Co.

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Former Clinical Professor, Dermatology at University of Minnesota - Medical School

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Chief Revenue Officer at Ancestry.com LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Tennant Co.

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at IEH Corp.

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Operating Partner at Alpine Investors

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Dean at National Louis University - College of Management and Business

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Former Senior Vice President of Operations at Capella University, Inc.

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Executive Vice President for Program at Ford Foundation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Moxi Digital, Inc.

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Operating Partner at LFE Capital LLC
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Former Clinical Professor, Dermatology at University of Minnesota - Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School is a school in Minneapolis.

Education
BA

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. The university is organized into eleven colleges. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847.

Juris Doctor

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Career History
Operating Partner
Current

LFE Capital provides junior capital in the form of preferred equity and subordinated debt to revenue generating companies that are seeking expansion or buyout capital. The firm looks for companies that automate or outsource business processes, generate productivity, save costs or improve customer service for other businesses. They look for companies with health-related products and services, including medical devices (later-stage only), wellness and nutrition. LFE seeks companies with branded products or services that are targeted to the consumer market. In addition, the firm has a special focus on businesses that are owned or led by women and businesses that target female consumers. They invest primarily in the Upper Midwestern US.LFE Capital invests in established business with revenues of $ million to $75 million and at least $1 million of annual cash flow. They also invest in emerging businesses with at least $5 million of revenue and that are within 12 months of break-even cash flow. The firm targets companies with well-defined markets, compelling purchasing propositions and competitive advantages. Companies should have an attractive economic model, with high margins, multiple sources of growth, scalable structure and large markets.Investments are made up to $10 million. LFE Capital will co-invest in larger transactions with lead investors that have similar investment styles. Investments are structured as preferred stock or subordinated debt with equity features. They take control and minority positions.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1979 - 1991

Part of Hasbro, Inc., Tonka Corp. is an American company located in Pawtucket, RI, that manufactures toy trucks.

Founder
1991 - 2017

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited* online university, and Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications. Capella Education Company also owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology. Capella University, founded in 1993, offers graduate degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work, as well as bachelor's degree programs in the fields of business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. The university is exclusively online, and focuses on the needs of adult students who want a high-quality education they can pursue from any location. More than 34,989 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 59 countries. Seventy-six percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. Capella Education Company and Capella University are both headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and together employ more than 1,250 administrative staff and more than 1,600 faculty members. Resource Development International Ltd. partners with a number of the top 100 universities in the UK to develop, validate and deliver UK higher education qualifications, predominantly through online courses. Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers tens of thousands of tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts that are taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2000 - 2017

Tennant Co. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cleaning solutions. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial, and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. It operates through the following geographic segments: North America; Latin America; Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The company was founded by George Henry Tennant in 1870 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 1991

Part of Hasbro, Inc., Tonka Corp. is an American company located in Pawtucket, RI. The firm manufactures toy trucks.

Director
1991 - 2017

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited* online university, and Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications. Capella Education Company also owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology. Capella University, founded in 1993, offers graduate degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work, as well as bachelor's degree programs in the fields of business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. The university is exclusively online, and focuses on the needs of adult students who want a high-quality education they can pursue from any location. More than 34,989 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 59 countries. Seventy-six percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. Capella Education Company and Capella University are both headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and together employ more than 1,250 administrative staff and more than 1,600 faculty members. Resource Development International Ltd. partners with a number of the top 100 universities in the UK to develop, validate and deliver UK higher education qualifications, predominantly through online courses. Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers tens of thousands of tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts that are taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths

Director
1993 - 2009

Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. The university's challenging curriculum is competency-based, combining foundational theory with real-world application, to ensure students receive a high-quality education.

President
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$15K - $25K
2015

The Walker Art Center operates as an art museum in the country. It presents contemporary art by fostering the cross-pollination of the visual, performing, and media arts. The company was founded in 1879 by Thomas Barlow Walker and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

$15K - $25K
2014

The Walker Art Center operates as an art museum in the country. It presents contemporary art by fostering the cross-pollination of the visual, performing, and media arts. The company was founded in 1879 by Thomas Barlow Walker and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

$15K - $25K
2013

The Walker Art Center operates as an art museum in the country. It presents contemporary art by fostering the cross-pollination of the visual, performing, and media arts. The company was founded in 1879 by Thomas Barlow Walker and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Political Donations
$250
2009

Governor at Minnesota Office of the Governor, Tim Walz

$1,000
2009

Former Senator from Minnesota

$1,000
2008

Governor at Minnesota Office of the Governor, Tim Walz

Investments
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The Big Know, Inc. provides digital learning courses. The company was founded by Don Smithmier and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Events
Speaker
2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The CGI Annual Meeting is an invitation-only event held each September in New York City for heads of state, chief executives of companies, directors of major nonprofits, and other global leaders. For four days, members make new connections and share insights and ideas. They learn about creative approaches taken by organizations around the world. They hear from inspiring speakers who come from different sectors, different countries, and different points of view. They analyze what works, and what doesn't. Then they take that knowledge and use it to create programs that effect meaningful and lasting change in the world.

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