Lauren Rakolta is the owner and President of DFM Solutions (DFMS) – the largest women-owned integrated facilities management organization in the US. With more than 300 employees in 20+ US locations, and $40M in annual revenue, Lauren has ensured the delivery of innovative and forward-thinking facilities and process equipment maintenance solutions to automotive, manufacturing, aviation, utilities, and commercial property customers. Major clients include GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Honda, and GE Jet Aviation. As well as a business owner, Lauren acts as an advisor and strategist to numerous other corporations including Merrill Lynch where she serves on the Private Banking and Investment Groups Client Advisory Board and is a Founding Member and has a seat on the board of MI Community Bank. Prior to her leadership of DFMS, Lauren spent the majority of her career serving as a senior advisor to both state-wide and national political candidates and committees. She continues to be an active member of numerous committees and associations, including board positions with The State of Michigan Children’s Trust Fund, United Way of Southeast Michigan, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, and The Parade Company. Lauren and husband Michael have four children.
Dana Tolici is an organizational development and change management consultant. Dana Tolici began her career in 2003 working for almost 10 years in the field of brand management and business management. With a vast experience in the field of management and human resources, and with an MBA degree earned at the University of Wales, United Kingdom, as well as a PhD Magna Cum Laude Diploma in the field of Knowledge Management (ASE, Bucharest, Romania), Dana teaches Performance Management, Management Simulation and Management Communication at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania, as Associate Professor.