David Wicker: President and CEO

As the founder of Tekton Strategies, David Wicker is the visionary behind the company’s mission and direction and is actively involved in every client relationship. A dedicated, energetic and impassioned leader, Mr. Wicker excels at defining, articulating and persistently pursuing an organizational philosophy that embraces core values with a keen focus on desired outcomes. He possesses an innate ability to identify and understand market forces and their impact on the organization.

Mr. Wicker has served as President and CEO of Orion Consulting, Inc., a company he founded in 1983. While with Orion, he built the organization into a leading information technology-consulting firm with more than 200 employees serving Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller, up-and-coming businesses. At Orion, he built the company into a premier organization in the marketplace with a strong reputation for exceptional-quality consultants and high-caliber project deliverables. Orion was also recognized for first-class customer service. He sold that company to SSi International in 2000. Orion Consulting was honored as one of the “50 Fastest Growing Companies” in the Twin Cities in 1997, 1998 and 1999. The company was also recognized by the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce with its “Quality of Life” Award in 1998 for building an effective and highly regarded corporate culture and organization.

Mr. Wicker also served as president of 180 Music, LLC, where he was involved in every aspect of the company’s operations including financial and administrative oversight, negotiation of distribution agreements, product design and development, human resources, sales management, customer relations and product manufacturing.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems, Mr. Wicker was recognized as a “40 Under 40” Twin Cities business leader by the Twin Cities Business Journal in 1998 and has remained an active community leader. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of multiple charitable organizations including Project Concern International, which provides health and humanitarian aid in saving the lives of children and families worldwide, and Children’s HeartLink, an international medical charity providing cardiac care to needy children around the world. He also served as Chairman of the Children’s HeartLink Board for three years. Mr. Wicker also founded and presides over the Wicker Family Foundation, established to meet the needs of selected non-profit organizations around the world. He is a former member of TEC International, a network of innovative CEOs from around the world.

Mr. Wicker resides in Grant, Minnesota, with his wife Mary, and their two children.

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