As an attorney Bob has over 25 years experience in basic and complex estate planning. In addition he counsels physicians, dentists and other medical professionals along with business owners, professional athletes and high net-worth individuals on asset protection, contracts and estate tax minimization/elimination. Bob has been a regular speaker nationally on asset protection and continues to serve as a director and secretary for The Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation.
He is a native of Minnesota and received his B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1987. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in 1993 and obtained his Masters in Business Administration in 1997 from the University of St. Thomas.
Prior to law school, Bob was a college baseball coach and continues to mix his passion for baseball and the law by working with coaches in major league baseball.
Lyme hit his family hard when his daughter (now 20) was diagnosed with the disease 6 years ago. She received treatment at the time but not from doctor specializing in the disease causing her to have chronic symptoms to this day. Bob is passionate about helping people learn about Lyme and increasing patient access to Lyme literate physicians.
As the co-founder, president and CEO of Octane Fitness—the only company in the world exclusively focused on the zero-impact cardiovascular fitness equipment category—Dennis Lee oversaw strategic direction and day-to-day operations. In September 2001, Lee launched Octane Fitness in his unfinished basement; today, Octane is the market leader for zero-impact training products.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) purchased Octane Fitness in December 2015. Lee transitioned out of his role at the end of 2016. Among other ventures Dennis continues to work with North Castle Partners, a private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT as an advisor and also as a board member with Hydro Massage the industry leader in “dry hydro therapy”.
Lyme disease has had a major impact in Dennis’s life through his father, Dennis Sr who went undiagnosed for many years and suffered through many of the debilitating effects the disease carries with it. He will always remember the day his father called him on the day he was finally diagnosed after suffering for many years stating “I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is I have Lyme disease, the good news is I am not going crazy”
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Pete Najarian offers a combination of skills that will benefit the outreach and impact of The Twin Cities Lyme Foundation. Pete brings extensive experience from the business world and has been a President and Founder of several businesses. His financial background has also created many relationships with small, medium and large businesses in the Twin Cities area. Pete was ranked one of the top 100 traders by Trader Monthly magazine. He served as President of Mercury Trading for over 10 years. Subsequently, he was an integral part of the sale of the company to Citadel in 2004. He is a founding member of the electronic exchange, One Chicago. In 2005, Pete co-founded the options news and education firm optionMONSTER and online brokerage firm tradeMONSTER. Both were sold in 2016 to E-Trade. Pete currently, continues to be a contributor for CNBC, a relationship that began in 2007.