UW-Whitewater Staff

Kevin Kaufman, Director

Kevin Kaufman

Kevin Kaufman brings a depth of experience working with small and medium sized businesses to his position as Director at the Small Business Development Center at UW-Whitewater. From strategic planning to financial projections to buy/sell valuation to operational excellence, Kevin’s background as a commercial banker, national sales manager and eight years of consulting experience will help your company define and achieve its goals. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from UW-Whitewater and an MBA from UW-La Crosse.



Sheila Vold, Finance and Human Resources Manager

Sheila Vold, Finance and Human Resources ManagerAs Office and Business Manager for the Center for Innovation and Business Development (CIBD), Sheila Vold coordinates office operations for the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) working with the Center Director to manage financial and personnel matters as well as a myriad of critical day-to-day activities. She serves as part of the business management team for CIBD acting as a point of contact for the center which acts as a gateway to the business outreach resources of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.



Jolene Check, Business Consultant

Jolene Check grew up in Portage working in the family flooring business, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UW-Platteville, and earned a master’s degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Previously, she worked for the College of Business and Economics at UW-Whitewater as the Marketing Specialist and, most recently, in Advising. 





You may direct emails to all SBDC at UW-Whitewater staff to ask-sbdc@uww.edu.