Management Team

The IGII Board of Directors represents a collective 100 years of business related experience. Our directors have been involved business development from the start-up level to the turnaround. The management team’s involvement with companies like Welch Products and Accumold demonstrate the success achieved under the leadership of management team members. The Board of Directors is committed to ensure that Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. lives up to its job creation and growth mantra.

Lavern Holtorf, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Holtorf is a co-founder of Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. Mr. Holtorf was Vice President of Operations for First Continental Industries and later, Vice President of Operations for Welch Products, Inc. located in Carlisle, Iowa until the company was sold to a public company in 2007. Mr. Holtorf provided leadership and operating expertise to many aspects of the Welch Products manufacturing and product development divisions for over six years. Mr. Holtorf's expertise was instrumental in designing and implementing new products for the Welch highway construction division, NTACT, as well as the design, development and implementation of Welch's patented rolling press. As VP of Operations, Mr. Holtorf managed playground construction projects, contractor relationships, labor scheduling and quality control for playground surfacing installations. Mr. Holtorf received his electronics degree from Devry Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois and served as the communications manager for the Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa. Mr. Holtorf’s team at the Iowa DOT led the nation in developing the first statewide, integrated wireless communication solution utilizing voice and data over the same VHF channel. Mr. Holtorf resides in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife, Jane and is active in both his church and the community. He has served as a City Council member, Community Development Board member and Church Deacon as well as owning a small business in his community.

Raymond K. Bradt, Executive Vice President and Investment Officer
Mr. Bradt is a co-founder of Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. and also a partner in Fort Dodge Real Estate, LLC. Mr. Bradt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame as well as a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Philosophical Theology from Yale University. Mr. Bradt has taught philosophy, theology, philosophy of science and world religions (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam) at Earlham College, the University of Virginia, Hampshire College, Yale University and the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities. Bradt also has served as a member of the boards of directors of Hydronixx Corporation and Aurian Corporation. His expertise, knowledge and depth of experience bring strong professionalism to Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. Mr. Bradt, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, maintains residences in both Iowa City, Iowa and Muncie, Indiana.

Bruce A. Boland, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Boland is a co-founder of Iowa Growth Investors, Incorporated. In addition to his board membership, Mr. Boland is also a partner in Fort Dodge Real Estate LLC and Polk City Real Estate LLC. Mr. Boland is the Chief Executive Officer of First Continental Group, (FCG) and Chairman of First Continental Financial, (FCF) which is a Des Moines, Iowa based High Risk Investment Management Firm. As President and CEO of FCG and FCF, Boland received the Governor's Industry Quality Product Award, Governors Quality Company Award, and the Iowa State University Engineering Award. Mr. Boland was the founder of First American Telephone Companies and Regional Communication Industries, a national and regional communication group of early stage communications and technology driven companies known as Integrated Communication Networks, (ICN) Johnston, Iowa. He was also a founder and chairman of First Continental Industries; a Control Company of AccuMold Incorporated, an Ankeny, Iowa based micro molder of specialized, high valued resin products. As the Accumold Co-Chairman and largest shareholder, as well as the exclusive Executive Vice President of Merger and Acquisition, Mr. Boland oversaw the sale of AccuMold in 2006. Mr. Boland is also a founder of First Continental Industries, LLC, a Capital and Investment company which invested in a diversified number of privately held, high-risk interests in technology, real estate, leasing and finance. He was also a founder, Chairman and Acting CEO of Welch Products Inc. located in Carlisle, Iowa which was sold to a public company in 2007. Mr. Boland is also a current board member of other privately held companies and Financial Trusts. Mr., Boland resides in Polk City, Iowa with his wife, Terri.

David E. Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Effective November 1, 2016, David Lindberg was approved by the IGII Board to fill a vacancy on the Board. Lindberg was also approved for and accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lindberg is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science, Management Major Degree. He is a retired Colonel, Iowa Army National Guard which includes 24 years of active duty assignments culminating in Iowa Army Guard Chief of Staff. Mr. Lindberg has Executive Leadership and Management experience including significant knowledge of Human Resources, Operations, Logistics and Finance. Mr. Lindberg has the unique ability to identify, isolate and provide solutions to complex problems and issues using the disciplines learned through his career experiences. He possesses exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to oversee multiple complex requirements. Mr. Lindberg previously served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office for IGII. Mr. Lindberg is responsible for executive decision making, executive management and corporate objectives as well as oversight of corporate holdings and operations. His expertise and experience brings strong Professional and Ethics-focused leadership, as well as integrity and discipline to Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. Mr. Lindberg resides in Clive, Iowa with his wife, Susan.

Brian C. Sender, President, IGII Construction Department
Brian Sender joined the Iowa Growth Management Team in May, 2013. He has 13 years’ experience in the construction industry. His experience includes both residential and commercial projects. Brian is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Technology Management and also received an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Maintenance and HVAC Installation from Kirkwood Community College. He was employed by a number of construction companies over a 10 year period where he gained valuable construction experience and knowledge. During that time he was also provided opportunities to plan and manage construction projects. Brian has significant experience with regard to construction techniques, environmental requirements and construction budgets as well as construction management processes and controls. In the 2 years previous to joining the IGII team, he owned and operated his own construction company offering new residential construction services as well as renovations and remodeling projects of all sizes. During this period Brian built a solid reputation for quality craftsmanship and for doing what he said he would do. His management ability, experience base and knowledge coupled with the reputation of quality he brings to the company adds significant value to IGII’s operations. Brian currently resides in Clive, Iowa.

Chris Oberreuter, Acting Chief Financial Officer
Chris Oberreuter joined the Iowa Growth Management Team in June, 2013. Mr. Oberreuter is a graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After he graduated from Dordt College Mr. Oberreuter worked for Ernst & Young LP as an auditor for 3 years. For the last 21 years Mr. Oberreuter was a partner with Short & Co., CPA, PLC where he was the tax partner working with small to mid-sized businesses helping them with their accounting and tax needs. During that time, he worked with IGII’s affiliates so he is very familiar with their history and experience. While he was a partner with Short & Co., CPA, PLC and continuing today, he was very active in his church and the community. He has been a member for over 20 years and president for 3 years for the local Rotary club, a member on various committees and the president for 2 years of the Chamber of Commerce and has served many different rolls in his church. Mr. Oberreuter brings valuable experience in accounting, finance, tax and background of the companies. Mr. Oberreuter resides in Adel, IA with his wife Angela and son Matthew.

R. David Kyle, External Information Technology Consultant
Mr. Kyle is a retired veteran of the U. S. Army and the Iowa Army National Guard with twenty-six years of service. His duties and responsibilities included those of an Armor Platoon Sergeant, Small Group Instructor, Under Cover Counter Drug Operations, Training Management and Photo Journalism. Mr. Kyle has extensive experience in computer programming, website application, design and development as well as multimedia courseware design. In addition, he has experience in varied construction, repair, remodeling and maintenance projects. His expertise and experience brings a focused work ethic, integrity and military discipline to Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. Mr. Kyle, his wife Kim of twenty-nine years and nine children reside in Polk City, Iowa.

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