August C. Ghilarducci, Director of Training & Development
After graduating from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana, Augie founded and operated a Financial Planning and Business Consulting Firm for 17 years. In the late 1990’s he made a series of bad decisions that were contrary to his values and upbringing. He served 12 years in a Federal Prison convicted of white collar crimes after getting involved in investment transactions that were unethical.
He used this time to reflect, read, write, study and speak about ethics, his failures, and the lessons he learned. His unique perspective is extremely valuable to the training and consulting programs he offers to his clients.
He is currently a MBA candidate, completing his course work with a concentration on Leadership Skills and is attending Loyola University – Chicago Quinlan School of Business Ethics Certificate program. Augie brings an undeniable passion about ethics and goal setting to management teams, sales organizations and employee groups. In addition, he has spoken on numerous occasions at Universities and within business communities. He was also a featured speaker at the 2016 Toastmaster’s Regional Convention in Minnesota and is a recipient of Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Awards. He is known for his candor and openness in discussing his experience.