Advisors

Art Force Advisors

Art Force works with industry professionals and opinion leaders across healthcare, enterprise level organizations, educational institutions and companies large and small. We also work in lockstep with a team of decorated advisers to continuously improve our products and services. Lief Larson, Mark Borman and Tim Murray each bring unique insights and perspectives to the table, helping us refine our services and deliver industry leading artwork services in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Lief Larson - Founder and CEO of Workface Inc.

Lief’s role with Workface has resulted in the company being featured in CNN, NetworkWorld, The New York Times, and other major media, as well as recognition including the 2010 Social Business Innovation award, the 2010 OnDemand 100 award, and a presenting company at DEMO in 2011.

Lief’s skills and experience include being a software and human factor engineer with over fifteen years’ experience in human-machine dynamics. He has been working in web-based marketing and social media sciences since 2001. He was previously named #8 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 American Entrepreneurs Under 30 list. He is also an art enthusiast with a private art collection.

Mark Borman - Financial Executive & Board Member of Startup, Private Equity, IPO, and Publicly Traded Companies

Mark has helped companies achieve strategic growth, profitability, cash-flow, capital-raising, and valuation goals. He raised $7.5 billion in four IPOs and eight other offerings to finance rapid growth and strategic transformations through a leveraged buyout to liquify events and numerous acquisitions.

Mark has received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State. He is a certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and has experience as an advisor, board member, faculty, speaker, and mentor.

Lief’s skills and experience include being a software and human factor engineer with over fifteen years’ experience in human-machine dynamics. He has been working in web-based marketing and social media sciences since 2001. He was previously named #8 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 American Entrepreneurs Under 30 list. He is also an art enthusiast with a private art collection.

Tim Murray - Professor at The Opus School of Business at The University of St. Thomas and Principal & Managing Director at Certus

Tim is an adjunct professor at The Opus School of Business where he teaches Management & Organizational Behavior.

Tim is also Principal and Managing Director of Certus, a "by referral only" strategic advisory consulting firm, providing senior level advisory services for small business owners and senior executives.

His past experience includes more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience in small privately-held business and Fortune 100 companies. He has held the roles of Chairman, CEO, President, COO, and Senior Vice President.

Mark has received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State. He is a certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and has experience as an advisor, board member, faculty, speaker, and mentor.

Lief’s skills and experience include being a software and human factor engineer with over fifteen years’ experience in human-machine dynamics. He has been working in web-based marketing and social media sciences since 2001. He was previously named #8 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 American Entrepreneurs Under 30 list. He is also an art enthusiast with a private art collection.

Bobby Crumpton - President of the Minnesota Irish Fast Pitch Softball Club.

Founded in 1998, today the Minnesota Irish is the oldest and most decorated Fastpitch Softball Club in the history of Minnesota and upper Midwest, and one of the most accomplished Fastpitch Softball Clubs in the nation.

His prior experience includes being the Director of Enterprise Sales and Business Development for Art Force where he served from 2010 – 2015. Co-founder and Partner, Xteam Equity Partners, LLC from Feb 2003 – Nov 2010. VP of Sales, Gearworks, Inc. Oct 2001 – Jan 2003 VP Sales, TriSense Software. 1999 – Sep 2001. New Business Development Manager - Global Business Communication Systems Lucent Technologies - AT&T Oct 1991 – Sep 1996. First Bank National Association / US Bancorp Senior Consumer Banker 1987 – Sep 1991 Dain Bosworth, Inc. / RBC Dain Rauscher Inc. Internal Auditor Sep 1985 – May 1987

He holds a BA – Economics from the University of Minnesota.

He played football for the University of Minnesota, Golden Gopher Football Team - Defensive Back and is currently the head girls’ softball coach – St. Louis Park High School.

Services

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Art Force Academy

SmartArt Program