M&M Office Interiors
"LinkedIn Guru" Wayne Breitbarth has trained nearly 10,000 businesspeople on how to effectively use the professional networking site since he began moonlighting as a LinkedIn trainer in early 2009.
A businessman himself, Breitbarth is an owner of M&M Office Interiors in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to his involvement in the office furniture business, he spent nearly twenty years in the automotive industry. He received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his MBA from Marquette University. Wayne is also a Certified Public Accountant and spent the early years of his career as an auditor and small business consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Throughout his career, Wayne has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations. His financial background enables him to assist Make A Difference-Wisconsin in its mission to enrich the community by empowering high school students to make sound financial decisions. His work with this organization includes serving on its board of directors as well as teaching financial literacy classes to students in Milwaukee Public Schools. He is also the founder of Urban Promise, an urban youth mentoring program that brings together business professionals and high school students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Wayne serves on the board of directors of the Community Warehouse, a nonprofit organization that serves the Milwaukee community by providing affordable home and facility improvement materials. He is a member of the Milwaukee Area Technical College's Accounting Careers Advisory Board and has served as a youth leader and teacher at Eastbrook Church in Milwaukee.
Wayne's work with urban youth has been applauded by the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he proudly accepted the 2009 WICPA Public Service Award.
The LinkedIn expert has inspired audiences both locally, at many of Milwaukee's most prominent companies and organizations, and nationally, at conventions, industry association events, and corporate training sessions. Wayne's diverse business experience, pragmatic teaching style, and infectious sense of humor have earned him the praise of the press and is what branded him as the "LinkedIn Guru." Wayne is putting this expertise into his new book, The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search (March 2011, Greenleaf Book Group).