Richard P. Imperiale has been a director since January 2008 and is President and founder of the Uniplan Companies, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based investment advisory holding company. Uniplan and its affiliates manage and advise over $500 million in client accounts. Uniplan specializes in providing clients with consistently superior risk-adjusted returns managing equity, REIT and specialty portfolios. Mr. Imperiale started his career as a credit analyst for the First Wisconsin National Bank (now U.S. Bank). In 1983, Mr. Imperiale joined B.C. Ziegler & Company, a Midwest regional brokerage firm where he was instrumental in the development of portfolio strategies for one of the first hedged municipal bond mutual funds in the country. In 1984, Mr. Imperiale founded Uniplan, Inc., with the objective of managing investment portfolios to achieve the greatest long-term risk-adjusted return for conservative institutional clients. Mr. Imperiale is widely quoted in local and national media on matters pertaining to investments and is a regular guest on CNNfn's Power Lunch. He has appeared on Bloomberg News, CNBC and is a frequent guest on the syndicated radio talk show, Money Sense. He authored the book Real Estate Investment Trusts: New Strategies For Portfolio Management, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Mr. Imperiale is also a 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors, or NACD, Board Leadership Fellow.
He attended Marquette University Business School where he received a B.S. in Finance. In addition, Mr. Imperiale completed the postgraduate lecture series in corporate finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and received a certificate in legal research from Concordia University.