OUR STORY

Founded in 2015, Twelve21 is a limited liability company based in St. Charles, Illinois. Our mission is to develop a strong portfolio of businesses, brands, and investments across a diverse spectrum of industries. We value creativity and are committed to the continuous support of our team members, brands, and partners.

Twelve21 specializes in new business ventures, capital investment, and existing business acquisitions. We operate in a variety of industry segments including strategic consulting, people strategy, retail support, data analytics, and curriculum development.

Twelve21 Core Values: Creative = Innovative / Variety = Diverse

CREATIVE

Our projects, partnerships and investments are designed to serve a wide array of businesses and industries. The uniqueness of each project allows for collaboration, and creativity to bring together great people, services and outcomes to all involved.

INNOVATIVE

Business ideas, proposals and ventures fail to succeed because they lack the support necessary to succeed. Twelve21 reduces risk and provides new ventures the infrastructure needed to focus on operations, client and customer satisfaction, and profitability.

DIVERSE

Serving a number of different business ventures allows the Twelve21 portfolio to be diverse, insulated from market changes and capable to enter new industries because of our rich portfolio of existing projects, industry expertise, and personnel.

Twelve21: Strategic Brand Investment and Operations

OUR BRANDS

Expanding Brand Portfolio and Company Investment

Twelve21 LLC

We believe that entrepreneurship can support those that take risks, transform communities, create jobs, and spur economic growth.

Owner Connect

A partner-driven consulting agency specializing in strategic services for automotive, marina, motorcycle, and recreational vehicle industries.

Found

Found is a people strategy firm specializing in talent acquisition, career placement, research analysis and organization recruitment.

Level Up Athletics

Found is a people strategy firm specializing in talent acquisition, career placement, research analysis and organization recruitment.

We believe a great business requires vision, time and support to realize it’s potential

TWELVE 21 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our executive leadership team provides strategic vision,
commitment and guidance to ensure company success

Ryan Bongard

Chief Executive Officer


Proven executive leader in strategic planning, product development and new business ventures in the automotive, people strategy and education industries.

Joni Stuker

Head of Acquisition & Partnerships


Three decades consulting with retailer owners and automotive manufacturers on processes and techniques to maximize their performance within the automotive industry.

Seth Neistadt

Head of Technology & Systems


A strong entrepreneur having started/sold 7 companies. He has worked with hundreds of small-medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups to solve problems using technology.

Mitchell Robbins

Head of Creative & Marketing


15 years of advertising, brand creation and marketing experience in retail, hospitality and human resource industries