Anne Rizzo-Donovan- Adjunct Associate

Anne Donovan is the founder and principal of Rizzo | Executive Search, LLC. Anne and Dave have worked together on various recruiting projects for over 15 years (the two firms are across the hall from each other). Anne’s relationship-centric approach to the search process can be attributed in part to her varied background. As a key player within the management teams of US Telecom and US Sprint, Anne was involved in building out C-level leadership during high-growth periods for both organizations. Later, at the firms McGladrey & Pullen and Franchot & Associates, she was instrumental in growing both companies’ HR consulting practices and building out their executive search services. Anne’s work with the companies’ nonprofit clients fueled a passion to focus her skill set for the benefit of nonprofit organizations.

Anne has a BS in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and is currently enrolled in Masters in Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, MN.

Paul Annett – Principal, InTransition

Paul has more than 25 years of experience in corporate management and consulting. Prior to starting inTransition LLC, Paul's corporate and consulting experience included roles as: president of a family-owned marketing services firm with the objectives of transitioning the business from first to second generation leadership; vice president of Administration for a privately held printing and services company that grew from $40 million to over $140 million; partner in a national accounting and consulting firm and founder of its management consulting practice; Human Resources Manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company.

The Capital Club

David Zimmel - Active Member since 20114

The Capital Club (CAPS) comes is a sports-centered, business-networking group where members
hear from highly-respected and accomplished speakers who share stories about their strategies, struggles, tactics, training regimens, and mental disciplines; lessons that members can
apply both personally and professionally.

Designed for C-suite, VP's, Senior Managers, Business Owners, and others who want to gather with like-minded people to strengthen their skills in leading teams, leading a business, and leading

Saint Thomas Academy

David Zimmel - Parent and active volunteer since 2009

Saint Thomas Academy (STA) is a Catholic, college-preparatory, military/leadership day school for male students in grades 7-12 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Core Focus:

  • Develop and nurture the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical potential of each young man.

  • Foster the knowledge and practice of leadership so that a young man has confidence in being a leader and in choosing which leader to follow.

  • Establish the foundation for responsible leadership within the Academy, the Catholic Church, and the community.

Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, on a beautiful 88-acre campus overlooking Rogers Lake.

University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering + Carlson School of Management