Sarah's leadership experience spans more than 20 years developing and growing start-ups, including 13 years as founding manager of a Milwaukee nonprofit.
Sarah has more than 10 years of experience in the tech industry, including work for Fortune 500 companies, running her own tech consulting company, building computer labs, and developing and teaching curriculum.
"I live out my mantra, Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History, through my mission-driven work and by disrupting systems," she says.
She enjoys traveling and making memories with her husband and three children.
William is the CIO and Director of Operations for the Milwaukee-based law firm von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
In 2015, William fielded a call from i.c. stars founder Sandee Kastrul who was looking to expand i.c.stars to new cities. William and a few von Briesen attorneys led by Carmen Anderson and Dale Egan helped garner support from Milwaukee’s technology leaders and existing community programs around the benefits of bringing i.c.stars to Milwaukee.
William earned his MBA degree from Marquette University and a Bachelors of Science from DePaul University. He is an adjunct professor at the Marquette College of Business and has developed coursework for the Marquette Law School and Mount Mary University. William has also won awards from the International Legal Technology Association, The Wisconsin Bar Association, and has been recognized as a standout CIO by Forbes & Huffington Post. In 2016, he was named CIO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
In his spare time, Ben likes to stay engaged in his community in the near Southside (the Silver City neighborhood to be precise). He serves on the boards of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, and is a part of many committees focusing on Milwaukee’s tech talent (including the secret ones).
Ben strongly believes in lifelong learning, which is something he hopes to instill in each intern that walks through the doors of his office.
William’s sales and leadership experience spans more than 10 years in the corporate sector with consulting and business development roles in insurance, healthcare and construction.
Leia is a digital native who has spent her career working with enterprise-level companies and community-based organizations. In 2014 she found herself at the intersection of technology and education, working at one of the nation's first coding bootcamps. She has coached hundreds of individuals on the path to full-time employment and finds joy in witnessing people fulfill their potential.
Rosa has 12 years of experience in human services, recruitment, retention, marketing and developing career plans. She is committed to helping those in need in any way she can.
Amelia has more than 15 years of experience in customer service, including team management, development and training. She has also worked in case management helping clients fine tune skills for gainful employment.
Charity comes to i.c.stars having over 14 years of experience in social services, healthcare, and education. Her passion is embedded in assisting individuals in obtaining and maintaining a holistically healthy lifestyle.
Charity graduated from Mount Mary University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She believes that the mind is the most powerful possession one has. “When you change the way you think, you change the way you act, you change your life, and you change the world.”
Charity’s greatest love lies in the beauty of her two children Lydia and Josiah. Charity is fulfilled by her children’s energy, intellect, humor, and unique personalities. She is an avid Milwaukee Bucks fan, loves to laugh, and enjoys spending time with those she loves.
Interns hired within completing the four month intensive internship.
Interns enter the technology field after program completion.
12 month earnings increase after program (based on averages).