Don Kolczak has over 30 years of progressively responsible financial and management experience directing as many as 60 employees at companies with revenues up to $400 million and currently serves as Controller at M2 Logistics. Don has led the financial and accounting areas of these companies through start-ups, survival, turn-around and growth modes.
With a strong knowledge of accounting processes and systems, Don has been responsible for back office functions for organizations with multiple legal entities, divisions, cost centers and currencies. He has experience in financial forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, accounting, continuous improvement and internal controls. Don is proficient in the use of technology, both computer and communications, in operations and accounting, along with the ability to utilize technology for communication, analysis, and presentations. Don also is skilled in reviewing and negotiating contracts, leases and agreements, and has an understanding of legal terminology and risk.
At M2 Logistics, Don is the company’s first accountant, and has been instrumental in managing the financial area; improving productivity in accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting through implementation of new processes. In addition, he has contributed to reducing past due receivables significantly, improving internal controls, reviewing and negotiating contracts with customers and carriers, handling the startup, closure and move of offices. Don was involved in the review and renewal of company benefits and corporate insurance, and is instrumental in helping review the company’s operations and financial systems.
Don was born in East Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, attended high school in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated in the top 20 of his class. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & General Business Administration and was named Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Finance. Throughout his career, Don has participated in many different industry and business organizations, along with community and charitable activities. Don successfully completed the Certified Transportation Broker program, which is the highest broker certification that exists and the most widely recognized distinction in the transportation industry.
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