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IMG_0049Gary Vaughan : 920.427.5077

Gary Vaughan has shown a passion for helping business owners through his work in economic development and working with small to medium businesses, counseling them to sustainability and growth. His has held management and/or ownership positions in several industries including; retail, petroleum, manufacturing, and academia. Gary as held management with responsibilities in financials, administration, human resources, and safety compliance.

He is currently a Lecturer of Economics and the Coordinator of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Area, www.go.lawrence.edu/innovation, at Lawrence University located in Appleton, WI.

Gary launched Guident Business Solutions, LLC, a management and consulting firm in 2009 to present. He specializes working with firms of less than $10MM in revenues and under 50 employees where he works exclusively with business owners to drive up owners equity.   His emphasis is in financial reporting, operational efficiencies, purchasing processes, and coaching owner’s on an individual basis.

Gary is a member of the board of directors for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and also sits on their finance committee. He is an active board member of the Self Employment in the Arts organization headquartered in the Chicago area and often speaks at their annual conference. Gary is a member of the advisory board for the Batterman School of Business at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. since 2012 and has taught adult learners in their undergraduate and MBA programs since 2003.  He is currently on the advisory board of the Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, a non-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee and dedicated to international youth exchanges, activities, projects and educational services ion the areas of culture, conservation and commerce.

Gary has a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College, Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with a Business Administration minor from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Gary and his wife Sharon have two grown children and three grandchildren. They have lived in the Greater Fox Valley area since 1989.

Gary Vaughan

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P.O. Box 1174
Appleton, WI 54912

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