Sharon Ahlemeyer
Sharon

Sharon Ahlemeyer

Senior Account Executive

Sharon Ahlemeyer is a Senior Account Executive for Visa, Inc. and serves as a client manager in the Prepaid Consumer Team.  Sharon is responsible for managing large corporate clients that focus on the distribution of prepaid cards in the US.  She began her career with Northern Trust in 1988 in Chicago as a Relationship Manager for large corporate Pension Funds.   Sharon received her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University and her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. 

Sharon was born and raised in Chicago and is an avid runner. “I am honored to be a part of the Back on My Feet organization and am a true believer in the mission and goals set. I feel strongly that the discipline of running and the passion it brings helps support members on a path of success and new beginnings.”  

David Dilcher
David

David Dilcher

HR Transaction Services Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dave is the partner in charge of the US Human Resources Transaction Services practice within the PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services Group.  He has 29 years of experience specializing in leading Human Resource due diligence and post deal integration.

Key ways in which Dave has assisted clients include assisting clients with international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures providing financial impacts on workforce integration , unions, pensions, post retirement medical, change in control agreements and equity plans in both a due diligence and an integration context.  In addition, Dave has assisted in structuring purchase agreements so that transition and expected earnings are achieved.  Dave and his group look at over 200 transactions per year. 

Dave has a Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from Northern Illinois University.

Scott Majewski
Scott

Scott Majewski

General Manager

Scott Majewski is the General Manager of ImageFIRST, a Healthcare Laundry Specialist serving Greater Chicago and Southeastern Wisconsin. ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing provider of healthcare laundry services to medical practices throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. With 36 locations and over 600 trained associates, ImageFIRST maintains a 95% customer retention rate – the highest in the industry.

Joining ImageFIRST in 2011, Scott knew the company held community giving at the heart of its purpose; since that time, he has fostered beneficial relationships on a local and national level with both Ronald McDonald House Charities and Back on My Feet. For Ronald McDonald House Charities, Scott set up a program servicing and processing linens for families staying at the houses so they could focus on their children. With Back on My Feet, Scott has ImageFIRST Associates joining in training runs, participating in payroll deduction to be matched by the company dollar for dollar, and has hired BoMF members as an Employment Partner.

Scott lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Carrie and their twin daughters. They enjoy supporting the Cubs and Scott’s Indiana Hoosiers.

As a competitive runner, Scott is a member of TeamSUB3 out of Naperville, IL including a role leading the team in 2013 as Chief Training Officer. To date, Scott has run nine sub-3 hour marathons and has completed twenty-one.

Dave Martinelli
Dave

Dave Martinelli

Independent Consultant

Dave Martinelli has two professional roles.  He works as an independent consultant as well as president and founder of his second start-up, Hydrate Technologies.  Dave’s consulting specialties include:  Manufacturing and operational efficiency, supply chain effectiveness, growth strategy & execution, ERP / software implementation and improvement, and merger integration.

Prior to these roles, Dave has worked as a software executive with NEWSCYCLE Solutions & Vista Equity Partners,  as a Manager with Alvarez & Marsal, and in several operational roles in the chemical industry. Dave holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. He has also attained certifications as a Six Sigma Black-Belt, in Lean Manufacturing, and as a trained medical first responder.

On a more personal level Dave enjoys helping start-ups find their way, transformational initiatives in US education, volunteering,  fitness (marathons, ultramarathons, triathlon, and weight training), and travel (having recently spent 4 months traveling the world with his wife, Julie).  Dave joined the Back on My Feet Chicago Advisory board to help an already successful team of great people make a bigger impact in the Chicagoland area, which he calls home.

Paul Reaumond
Paul

Paul Reaumond

Senior Vice President, CBRE

Paul Reaumond is the Senior Vice President at CBRE, a Fortune 500 company that is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.  In his current Tenant Representation role, Paul specializing in managing global real estate portfolios for high growth technology firms and major corporate headquarter relocations in Chicago.  Paul joined CBRE in 2006 and previously held a role in the Financial Consulting Group at the firm. Paul’s other philanthropic work has included coaching baseball for the New City YMCA, advising for the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program and donating time to CBRE Cares.  Paul graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a degree in Finance.

Chairs: Paul Reaumond, Senior Vice President, CBRE and Chloe Reaumond, Vice President, Sterling Bay

Tracey Seward
Tracey

Tracey Seward

Managing Director, Accenture

Tracey, has served in the Business, Strategy, and Technology Consulting industry for 25 years.    Tracey began her career in the oil and gas industry, and has worked cross industry within the Strategy and Management Consulting areas for the majority of her career. She joined Accenture within the Technology practice over two decades ago, working on large scale system design and implementation.    She currently is an Accenture Strategy Managing Director, leading the global go-to-market offering strategy.

Tracey has also played an active role through her professional career reshaping the professional environment for women in technology and mentoring and coaching diverse owned business leaders. Outside of the domestic market, she is also committed to refocusing efforts in India to expand opportunities for female professionals across the country.

Locally, Tracey demonstrates a passion for improving the lives of those less fortunate, leading a series of partnerships between Accenture and the Chicago-based nonprofit, The Cara Program.  Tracey also drives a partnership with Accenture and World Business Chicago, and is thrilled to be a part of the Back on My Feet team.

Tracey graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Finance and an MS in Information and Communication Sciences.  She is the mother of three and currently resides in downtown Chicago.  

Paula Vallejo
Paula

Paula Vallejo

Director of Sales, AT&T

Paula Vallejo is a Director of Sales in the Central Region for AT&T Mobility and Consumer markets.  Paula is responsible for the greater Illinois and northern Indiana markets, focused primarily on distribution of AT&T’s distribution locations.  She began her career with AT&T in 1992 in Chicago as General Manager for company-owned retail stores.  Prior to her most recent position, Paula oversaw wireless operations of AT&T’s Dealer distribution serving Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana. 

Paula is a native of Chicago and has a passion for giving back to the community.  “I am proud to participate with this organization and its purpose of getting folks back in to the community in a sustainable way.”

Dave Zimmer
Dave

Dave Zimmer

Owner and CEO, Fleet Feet Sports

Dave Zimmer is the owner and CEO of Chicago’s most popular running stores – the three Fleet Feet Sports locations that have been the highest volume franchise in the national Fleet Feet chain every year since 2000.  Under his stewardship, Fleet Feet Sports -  Chicago has established a reputation for its customer-first focus and wholehearted commitment to community service. Zimmer personifies Fleet Feet Chicago’s motto of “Running Changes Everything” by actively seeking ways to positively impact not just his consumers but the community at large. He served as the President of the Mayor’s Fitness Council of the City of Chicago, is on the board of a local charity (Imerman’s Angels), founded the Chicago Triathlon Club in 1999 and his company sponsors and/or stages over 50 running/fitness events each year that benefit various community groups and charities in need. 

With his degree in Communications/Radio/TV/Film from Chicago’s Loyola University, Zimmer is a media favorite and has repeatedly been interviewed locally and nationally by major media outlets when they need a voice on running, retail, health or special events management. Zimmer attributes the success of Fleet Feet Sports’ retail and sports management to his enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, their willingness to find ways to connect with consumers and sponsors while developing a sense of community beyond the few minutes someone spends making a purchase at his stores.  

Zimmer is married to a fellow runner, Lisa, who helped him build his Fleet Feet business, and has a son and a daughter who are well-known by the running community.