The Leadership Breakfast Series began with a local businessman seeking a place to gather to discuss relevant topics. This series provides local businesses, government officials, MBU faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting topics in an inviting space. Additionally, it exposes MBU students to the surrounding business community. Come and enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast while you network with fellow business professionals from the Watertown community and surrounding areas. Each breakfast features a guest speaker, compelling topics, and a brief introduction to MBU.
Breakfast opens: 7 a.m.
Presentation start: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfasts are $5 per guest, unless otherwise noted.
February 17, 2022-David Binder, VP of MLG Capital
At only 35 years old, David has found success beyond his years, but he is also very humble. A true team player focused on everyone’s successes, David ensures that his team is supported with the tools and resources needed for growth within MLG and outside of the office. He often says, “the people of MLG are what make it so great,” without even realizing that he is one of the essential people who make MLG what it is. David engages directly with many business lines and over 20 team members daily across all business lines of the MLG Capital team and reports directly to MLG’s CEO. His team members describe him as a visionary, an advocate for others, a natural leader and a true rising star.
As a Vice President of MLG Capital, David specifically joined the MLG team in 2014 to help the firm launch and grow its fundraising sales, marketing, operational and technology strategies, providing investors the opportunity to participate in portfolios of assets, rather than individual real estate investment deals. Because of David’s entrepreneurial mind and love of problem solving and people, this transition and approach has been extremely successful for the firm, as its most recently completed fund closed its equity raise five months ahead of schedule in 2021. That fund, MLG Private Fund IV, hit its maximum allowable equity cap of $250 million in October 2020, allowing the firm to open its fifth and largest fund early in 2021 targeting $300M of equity. Already, that fund is on pace to close ahead of schedule, having secured 2/3rds of the equity raise goal in 12 months.
As a Type 1 diabetic for the last 20+ years, David is a supporter, committee or board member of the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, R.E.A.C.H., St. Augustine Prep Academy, MLG Cares, Pokey Pokey Peer Support Group and numerous other organizations centered around children, education, poverty, type 1 diabetes and human-centric support and motivation for a fulfilling life. He is eager to find more consulting type board roles where he can use his operational “get it done” and “just go” insights to benefit those in most need. He resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin, with his wife and two young children.
March 15, 2022-Richard Keddington, Watertown Regional Medical Center
Richard has been CEO of Watertown Regional Medical Center for over five years and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He oversees the strategic, operational and clinical functions of WRMC and helps the hospital achieve Lifepoint’s mission of ‘Making Communities Healthier’. Richard is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received his undergrad degree from BYU and his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Idaho State University. He enjoys trying new foods with his wife and spends his free time with his kids. Richard is an avid Packers and Bucks fan.