“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”
– John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Don grew up on the farm, as the youngest of 7. Initially, he focused on agriculture, helping on the farm and working in an ag construction business. After getting his degree in Ag-Business from Illinois State University, Don worked a variety of roles, each of which he would describe as a stepping stone to the founding and success of Ledgestone. Don worked in underwriting, risk management, and sold catastrophe computer models to the insurance industry. He developed a foundation of expertise and experience that prepared him to launch Ledgestone as a start-up in 2009.
Those who know him best would describe Don as fastidious, and his attention to detail is part of the skill set that was instrumental in our founding, and continues to this day. Don strives to find ways for the organization to work smarter and be more efficient through the use of technology. Don wears many hats for Ledgestone, and his diverse experience and deep knowledge of the industry serves our clients every day. From formulating policies and procedures to managing key vendor relationships, Don continues to lead Ledgestone and help us deliver excellence to our clients.
Outside of Ledgestone, Don enjoys spending time with his family and friends, grilling out, biking, reading, and classic cars. Maybe if you are lucky, you will see him cruising down a country road in his beautiful red Chevy Chevelle.