Leadership

Magnate Worldwide admires strong leaders, dedicated to doing business right. We seek partners who want to create opportunities, build the right kind of growth, realize returns, and are complementary to our current leadership team.

  • Daniel Para

    Chairman

    Daniel Para was formerly the President and COO of Seko Worldwide, Inc., a three time...

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  • Daniel Para - Chairman

    dpara@magnateworldwide.com 630.561.8000

    Daniel Para was formerly the President and COO of Seko Worldwide, Inc., a three time recipient of Inc. Magazine’s “INC 500” award, from 1976 to 1997. When SEKO was sold to US Freightways, Inc., Mr. Para’s career continued as the President, CEO, and Group President of USF Worldwide, a division of US Freightways, Inc., from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Para then founded and served as CEO of Concert Group Logistics, LLC., a recipient of Inc. Magazine’s “INC 5000” award in 2007 and a second place recipient of Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast Fifty” award in 2006. In January 2008, after selling his company to XPO, he was initially appointed as a Director and then served as President of CGL.

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  • Dante Fornari

    CEO/Board Member

    Dante Fornari is the Chief Executive Officer of Magnate Worldwide and Member of the Board...

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  • Dante Fornari - CEO/Board Member

    dfornari@magnateworldwide.com 503.504.6317

    Dante Fornari is the Chief Executive Officer of Magnate Worldwide and Member of the Board of Directors. Dante has overall responsibility for the financial and operating performance, strategic development, and long-term vision of Magnate. Prior to Magnate Worldwide, Dante most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Logistics at OIA Global, a $1.3 billion global supply chain management company. Dante holds a BS in Economics from Rutgers University, and is certified in Executive Finance from Harvard Business School.

    Dante is active in his community and supports organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Operation Smile, and Special Olympics of Oregon. He is an active mentor at Portland State University and University of Oregon Sports Product Management School, and was recently appointed to the Oregon State University Supply Chain & Logistics Management Advisory Council.

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  • Frank Shinnick

    CFO/Board Member

    Frank’s career began over 30 years ago in the assurance group of Ernst & Young...

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  • Frank Shinnick - CFO/Board Member

    fshinnick@magnateworldwide.com 630.394.1040

    Frank’s career began over 30 years ago in the assurance group of Ernst & Young. Most recently Frank has served as CFO at the private equity firm of Magnate Capital Partners and prior to that was CFO and Director of Administration at the Synergy Companies, Inc. Frank has significant experience in SEC financial reporting matters, presentations to Boards of Directors, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, correction of internal control deficiencies, and debt and capital restructuring. Frank also has extensive experience in other non-financial areas by overseeing the IT, human resource, risk management and other operational departments. Throughout his career Frank has demonstrated excellent record of leadership, interpersonal communication, managerial and technical skills.

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  • Marco Hanlon

    Board Member

    Marco Hanlon graduated from California State University Fullerton (BS Business Accounting, Finance) in 1999 and...

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  • Marco Hanlon - Board Member

    marcoh@trumpcardinc.com 800.496.2206

    Marco Hanlon graduated from California State University Fullerton (BS Business Accounting, Finance) in 1999 and began his career in logistics. In 2001 Marco, along with his partners, began TrumpCard’s expansion program. Marco later became President and CEO of TrumpCard. Under Marco’s leadership, TrumpCard has built a dynamic brand and culture that showcases many of the brightest people in logistics along with a robust, best-in-class logistics software and IT platform.TrumpCard has expanded into several geographic markets while currently recording 12 consecutive years of company growth and was named on Inc Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies in 2015.

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  • John Compall

    Board Member

    John is a Partner with CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm established in 197...

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  • John Compall - Board Member

    jcompall@civc.com 312.873.7300

    John is a Partner with CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm established in 1970 that provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies. Prior to joining CIVC, John worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company advising companies in the areas of merger integration, improving operational efficiency, and growth strategy, and was a member of the corporate strategy and development group at Ameritech Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

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  • J.D. Wright

    Board Member

    J.D. is a Partner with CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm established in 197...

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  • J.D. Wright - Board Member

    jwright@civc.com 312.873.7384

    J.D. is a Partner with CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm established in 1970 that provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies. Prior to joining CIVC, J.D. was an investment banker for Harris Williams & Co., where he was involved in a variety of M&A and corporate finance transactions. J.D. received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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In Memoriam

  • Mike Welch

    Co-Founder

    In the honor of Magnate Worldwide’s Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, we...

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  • Mike Welch - Co-Founder

    In the honor of Magnate Worldwide’s Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, we wish to remember Mike Welch for the great leader, mentor, and friend that he was – bringing groups together with positive energy and encouraging collaboration. Let us celebrate Mike for the impression he made on so many people’s lives. By continuing to commit ourselves to our Magnate community, one that Mike loved so much, we will carry on his legacy.

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