Linda Pancratz - Advisor
Linda is currently Chairman and CEO of Mountain Capital, LLC, an investment company, is President of ELM Family Foundation, and serves on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards.
Linda has extensive international business and corporate governance experience, as well as broad based management and leadership experience on both sides of the Atlantic. She retired as Chairman of the Board and CEO of TDL Infomedia Limited, a publishing and media business in the United Kingdom. After completing a management buyout of the company, she started a variety of businesses, created a few European joint ventures, and served on a number of corporate boards across Europe. Under Linda's leadership at TDL Infomedia, a subsidiary was recognized as one of the “Times Top 100 Companies in the UK,” received the “Investors in People Award” and the pension company was recognized for “Trustee Excellence” as well as being named the “Best Small Pension Scheme in the UK.” Prior to moving to the UK, she held a number of senior management positions at US West, a global telecommunications company.
Linda earned a BS in business administration from the University of North Dakota, graduating with honors, and received an honorary doctor of letters in 2014 from UND. She also attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University completing their executive programs.
Howard Dahl - Advisor
Howard is a proud member of a family that has been involved in the manufacturing business in North Dakota for over 60 years. The family’s roots started with Howard’s grandfather, E.G. Melroe, who founded the Melroe Company, which developed the Bobcat Loader.
Howard and his brother, Brian Dahl, carried on the family legacy in 1977 when they incorporated Concord, Inc., which grew into the leading U.S. manufacturer of air drills used primarily for the planting of small grains and oil seed crops on large acreage. Howard and Brian later went on to launch Amity Technology, which today is the leading provider of harvesting equipment for sugar beets in North America, Russia, and parts of Eastern Europe. Howard and Brian subsequently purchased 50% of Wil-Rich and 50% of Wishek, two tillage manufacturers, as well as Fargo Products, a manufacturer of air seeding equipment.
Today, Howard serves as the CEO of AGCO-Amity JV, LLC, a joint venture formed in 2011 between Amity Technology and AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of well-known branded agricultural equipment. Howard is regarded as a leading expert in Russian and Eastern European agriculture and has assisted many companies in entering the markets.
Howard is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a BS in Business Administration. Along with completing graduate work in Philosophy at the University of Florida, Howard also earned an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Gregory Page - Advisor
Greg Page serves as Executive Director of Cargill. He served as Executive Chairman from December 2013 to September 2015, and as Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to December 2013. He was elected to the Cargill Board of Directors in August 2000 and elected Chairman of the board on September 11, 2007.
Greg joined Cargill in 1974 as a trainee assigned to the Feed Division. Over the years, he held a number of positions in the United States and Singapore. Greg worked with the start-up of a poultry processing operation in Thailand, the beef and pork processing operations of Cargill’s Excel subsidiary in Wichita, Kansas, and the Financial Markets Group in Minneapolis.
Greg received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Dakota. He was born in Bottineau, N.D.
John Barry - Advisor
John Barry has been in the banking industry his entire career, beginning with American National Bank & Trust Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1974, he established the Barry Banking Organization, which included controlling ownership of twenty commercial bank charters across the Western and Midwestern United States.
Entrepreneurially focused, John has owned several diverse businesses including insurance agencies, mortgage banking companies, automobile leasing ventures, credit reporting operations, a chemical manufacturing company, and a commercial airline.
John serves as the Chairman and CEO of MidAmerica Holdings, Ltd. (MAH), and MidAmerica Capital Partners LLC (MACP), which were established in 1998 following the sale of the Barry Banking Organization to Norwest Corporation (Wells Fargo Bank).
Committed to proactive philanthropy, John established The Barry Foundation in 1986 to give back to society both locally and globally.
John is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a BS in Banking and Finance, and received an honorary doctor of letters from UND in 2012.