About Acumen

Acumen Business Solutions is a Minnesota-based Commercial Property Management, Real Estate Brokerage and Business Management Company offering third party property management services to Commercial and Hospitality related properties in the Twin Cities and surrounding community.

In addition to traditional commercial asset management, Acumen Business Solutions also offers hospitality, nightclub, golf club and hotel industry management services. The wide range of proven experience and successes allows Acumen Business Solutions to be a superior all-encompassing, full service commercial property and business management company.

When retaining Acumen Business Solutions, clients receive the experience and benefits of over 100 years of hospitality and commercial property management services with the uniqueness of in house receivership and business management offerings.


THE ACUMEN TEAM

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Mike Colosimo
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Business Advisor


Mike Colosimo graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a degree in business management and possesses over 25 years of business ownership and executive management experience including President/CEO, Executive Director, Vice President of Operations, Regional Director and Senior Business Advisor.

Over the years Colosimo has owned several businesses. In 2009, he launched Acumen Business Solutions, an organizational and business development firm specializing in business start up’s, corporate growth and enhanced, sustainable profitability with a goal of instilling a culture of intrinsic respect for all.

Colosimo is driven and passionate with regards to cultivating a learning environment, entrepreneurship, developmental, strategic growth and sustainable profitability.Colosimo’s commitment to entrepreneurial excellence is conveyed throughout every action and is the core foundational belief of what Acumen stands for.

It is Colosimo’s intent to make a difference in business, society and in life as he believes a true leader is not in place to merely lead a company.Colosimo believes that leaders must lead with a purpose that is more in-depth than productivity and profitability.They must possess passion and a commitment to leading with integrity and a regard for all.

Colosimo has directed a number of corporations in becoming more profitable, effective and efficient while fostering an environment of respect. A sample of these companies include, Vantage Point Partners, Kass Clinics, Quad Graphics, Mundahl and Wagner Law, Move One Degree, InFit of Albertville, Concrete Treatments Inc., Minneapolis North Hilton, Get It Sold on EBay, St Croix Telecom, Minneapolis Eagle, Starwood Brand Hotels, Matty B's Restaurants, Four Wise Guys Hospitality, Star Tribune and International Market Square’s Hospitality Division.

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Eric O'Brien
Senior Vice President of Business Development


Eric O'Brien is a graduate of Saint John's University with a degree in history and business management and possesses over 15 years of commercial banking and commercial real estate experience. His professional career includes working in the Minneapolis Metro market, the St. Cloud market, as well as the greater I-94 Corridor.

The majority of Eric's lending experience is related to commercial construction lending and commercial acquisition. He brings a very strong knowledge of the finance side of ownership of commercial real estate. As part of his banking career, a strong focus has been made on working with real estate owners on creating a strong cash flow position. Eric also has experience in SBA lending and brings a creative approach to finance.

Eric is very active in a variety of networking and community activities along the I-94 Corridor, as well as the Metro and St. Cloud markets. He is a current Board Member on the Monticello Chamber as well as an active member in Rotary International. He also is the co-founder and co-organizer of I-94 Networkers, which is a monthly networking meeting for business professionals working along the I-94 Corridor.

 
Kelly Colosimo

Kelly Colosimo, M.A.

Founder/Human Resources Advisor


Kelly has over nine years of Human Resources and Recruiting experience. Kelly’s Human Resources experience includes managing the Human Resources department for a firm of 115 employees with multiple offices in the state. Kelly’s responsibilities include recruiting, employee relations, policy and procedures, auditing, compliance, benefits administration, formalizing organizational structure, payroll and staff training.

Kelly is an expert and developing, implementing and facilitating Leadership Training Programs that ensure strengthen operations and increased profitability.

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts Degree in Education, and taught eighth grade Mathematics for two years. Kelly has completed the Dale Carnegie Training Effective Communication and Human Relation course and the Leadership Training for Managers Lab Program.

She is also in the process of becoming an adjunct Trainer for Dale Carnegie Training in the Effective Communications and Human Relations Program.
Ben Olson

Ben Olson
Business Solutions Consultant


Ben Olson is a Certified Business Finance Consultant. He holds an extensive background in business development, sales & marketing, team building and training. Over the last decade, Ben has directed the profitability and growth of local, regional and national organizations. He has served as a Business Owner, Business Consultant, National Foundation Director, Area Director and Certified National Trainer.

By overseeing and implementing operational strategies, Ben is able to lead the production efforts both internally and externally, while ensuring efficient and superior service.