A Community of Business Owners

 

We want to see you shape your business into everything you want it to be. Your business is an extension of you, your commitment, and your dreams. You’re earning a trusted name, you’re building relationships, and you’re fulfilling a dream. You started the movement. We’re here to help you keep it moving.

 

As a business owner, company president, or CEO, your entrepreneurship and commitment make you a special breed. We’re committed to that entrepreneurial spirit and want you to get results no matter what your business goals are.

 

We’re here to support your desire to improve your business. We’re passionate small-business advocates who supply tools and strategies to advance your business. We promote a professional management model that’s flexible and effective. It drives everything we do, and it’s what we focus on every day to help you achieve your mission. Use it to achieve what you need to do.

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OUR MISSION:

Unleash the Potential of Private Business Through Professional Management

Growing Influence

 

We have helped organizations across the country to focus on strategic growth.

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Your Partners in Small-Business Strategy

Our team of advisors are committed to helping you complete your success story.

  • Everyone
  • Business Advisor
  • Client Support Team
  • Leadership Coaches
  • Wes Gipe
    Business Advisor, Facilitator, Leadership Coach
  • Wendy Vloedman
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Tony Schroeder
    Business Advisor, Facilitator, Leadership Coach
  • Jack Lohbeck
    Business Advisor
  • Deb Carter
    Facilitator, Director of Operations
  • Nicole Luisi
    Facilitator, Senior Product Manager
  • Tony Collins
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Joni Fedders
    President, Leadership Coach
  • Chuck Huggins
    Director of Client Development, Leadership Coach
  • Mark Thompson
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Bill Barkalow
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Marty Densmore
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Dick Macaulay
    Business Advisor, Facilitator
  • Jennifer Rohren
    Project Manager
  • Krista Powell
    Product Manager
  • Teresa Spanel
    Assistant Product Manager
  • Tara Hemelgarn
    Client Support Manager
  • Tracy Harnish
    Client Support Coordinator
  • Jeff Szkody
    Senior Accountant
  • Cindy Giner
    Operations Specialist
  • Tami Jones
    Facility Manager
  • William Baney
    Facility Specialist
  • Lito Hernandez
    Maintenance Specialist
  • James Hayden
    Facility Specialist
  • Jenny Banner
    Leadership Coach
  • Lois Elrich
    Leadership Coach
  • Nadine Haupt
    Leadership Coach
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LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER

 

KEEPING THE AMERICAN DREAM ALIVE

 

Aileron was built to help America’s aspiring entrepreneurs of today and for generations to come. I believe that entrepreneurs perform the most noble acts of anyone in a free society. By putting their capital at risk and creating jobs for others, they keep the Great American Dream alive. We believe that those who engage themselves in all that we endeavor to share will grow in knowledge and passion to take their business and their dreams to the next level.

 

Clay Mathile, Aileron Founder
Former CEO and Owner of The IAMS Company

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A New Business Leader

 

Aileron’s founder, Clay Mathile, always dreamed of owning his own business. That dream came true when he and his wife, Mary, purchased the pet food company Iams in 1982 for $1.2 million. Mathile faced a challenge, however, because he soon realized that he had no idea how to actually run a business.

Discovering Professional Management

 

Fortunately, Mathile was eager to learn, so he enrolled in a course for company presidents and joined a presidents’ peer group. That’s where he first discovered the concept of professional management, a systematic approach to run and grow a business. Applying what he learned, Mathile eventually took Iams in a new direction. In 1999, he sold the company to Procter & Gamble for $2.3 billion.

The Beginning of Aileron

 

Mathile founded Aileron during those Iams years in 1996 as the Center for Entrepreneurial Education: a local outreach in response to the declining automotive and manufacturing industries in the Dayton region. Much has changed since then, but our passion for entrepreneurship and our commitment to helping business leaders fulfill their dreams has remained strong.

Stop Wanting a Better Business and Start Building a Better Business.