ABOUT US:
Board

Jerry Arndt

Arndt is the retired Senior Vice President for Gundersen Health System and current Board of Trustees member. Prior to joining Gundersen, Arndt spent more than three decades at La Crosse-based Trane Company, where he worked in engineering, operations and executive leadership.

Bill Farrell

Farrell is the Senior Vice President of Business Services for Gundersen Health System. He is a mechanical engineer by training with more than 20 years of experience, including various leadership roles at Medtronic. He was also co-founder of FreshRealm, which was a player in disrupting traditional grocery with meal kits in the food industry.

Peter Hajas

Chairman

Hajas is the Chairman of the Board for FreshRealm. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Telluride Asset Management and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Knight Trading Group. Prior to that, he was Co-Managing Partner of Arbitrade and Deephaven Capital Management and Partner at O’Connor & Associates (including being a Managing Director of Swiss Bank Corp. and UBS). He holds multiple degrees from Loyola University of Chicago.

Jim Kilman, M.A.

Kilman is Chief Executive Officer of KielStrand Capital, a family office/merchant bank based in Scarborough, New York that makes and manages investments, provides advice and engages in philanthropic activities. Prior to forming KielStrand Capital in 2016, he retired as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Kilman spent 32 years in the investment banking business, including senior roles at Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO and PaineWebber. Kilman currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of alpha-En Corporation, a publicly-traded provider of lithium metal technology in Yonkers, NY and as Senior Advisor at Burford Capital Ltd, a London-listed global finance firm focused on law. He holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

Scott Rathgaber, M.D.

Dr. Rathgaber is the Chief Executive Officer of Gundersen Health System and a board-certified gastroenterologist. He is a fellow with the American Gastroenterological Association and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, has cared for patients at Gundersen since 1998 and has been in leadership at Gundersen since 2005.

 

Justin Zenanko, C.P.A.

Zenanko is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in corporate finance and startup development. He is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Synerfuse. He is the past Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of Recombinetics where he led fundraising efforts resulting in $34 million in angel funding and an additional $34 million in Series A funding in August 2018 from a strategic investor. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Accounting, Economics with Emphasis in Finance, and Marketing from Simpson College and a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Crown College.