STUCK Talks Strategic Planning with The Paranet Group


The Co-Founders of STUCK, LLC first went around the room and asked what everyone’s pain points were. What brought them to a strategic planning session at 8am on a Tuesday?   Some attendees came because they needed more effective tools to use for their business. Others came because they wanted to try a new planning process. Or, they came because they needed a better way to communicate their goals to their staff.   As the topics varied, everyone had something in common. They all wanted to transform their business from its current state to its ideal future state.   A…

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August 23, 2018

Jerry Jendusa Kicks Off THINC! 2018


What does innovation mean to you?   That’s the question keynote speaker and STUCK Co-Founder Jerry Jendusa asked attendees when he started his presentation at the 2018 Technology and Human Innovation Conference (THINC!).   Attendees answered the question via an online poll as well as in person.  117 people responded to the multiple choice question, with a majority selecting “Being creative and growth oriented”.   The creative mindset, combined with the desire to achieve growth, is how Jerry Jendusa grew his previous business, EMTEQ, from a start-up to an international 100M business. As he relates to this answer the most,…

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May 14, 2018

STUCK Acquired BioCut Systems


STUCK, Inc. announced in November 2017 that they had acquired Milwaukee-based BioCut Systems, a manufacturer of cutting solutions to the bioscience industry specializing in regenerative medicine. STUCK, Inc. acquired 100 percent of BioCut Systems from Mark and Janet Jeske. The sale was completed October 31st for an undisclosed price. STUCK, Inc. was co-founded by Jerry Jendusa, Paul Schulls and Jim Harasha in 2014 after Jendusa sold EMTEQ, the then-New Berlin-based company he founded in 1995. They offer advisory services for business leaders seeking growth and invest in companies they feel can scale with unique product offerings.   The Future for…

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February 12, 2018

Jerry Jendusa is Returning to Project Pitch It


STUCK’s Jerry Jendusa will be returning to the panelist table for the second season of Project Pitch It, Milwaukee’s own version of Shark Tank. Joined by fellow business moguls David Gruber, Tina Chang, Nancy Hernandez, Deb Allen, Jim Lindberg, and Peter Feigin, they will listen to a total of 24 different local entrepreneurs pitch their business idea. These contestants will have the ability to have their products evaluated, ask questions, and win prizes.   As a passionate entrepreneur, Jerry is not only excited to help the show's contestants, but he hopes the show will inspire other local entrepreneurs. For him,…

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January 22, 2018

Biz Times Featured Cover Story


"Get Unstuck" Jendusa sells company and tackles his next challenge. "Fake it 'til you make it" is a fitting mantra for Jerry Jendusa's entrepreneurial journey. Back in 1995, he had five years of aviation industry experience under his belt and was working as a health care technology sales manager. He wanted to use his aviation background to start a new business that created unique, niche products and provided value-added service in the aerospace industry. And the culture of the company must be unique, too. But how could he start a company like that without any manufacturing experience? Enter Jim Harasha,…

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January 01, 2018

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Midwest Awards – Jerry Jendusa


Jerry Jendusa has never been afraid to take risks. So when he was approached by a customer at Gulfstream Aerospace with the idea of replacing fluorescent tubes in airplanes with LEDs, Jendusa was excited to tackle the challenge. He began working on a plan in his basement while honoring a non-compete agreement that meant he could not draw a salary for more than a year.Jendusa obtained equity through family and friends and cobbled together a small amount of cash, a Small Business Administration loan and a minimal line of credit. Despite the financial difficulties, Jendusa was driven to make this…

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January 01, 2018

MMAC Future 50 – Keynote Speakers


MMAC/COSBE began the Future 50 program to recognize the outstanding achievements of local, fast-growing entrepreneurs.Winners must be privately-owned, located in the seven-county region, have been in business for at least three years, and have shown significant revenue and employment growth.The winning companies are honored at the annual Future 50 Luncheon, are highlighted in the MMAC's Membership Directory and are often featured in news articles published by the local media.

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January 01, 2018
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