About The Brothers
An Olympic Gold Medalist for Freestyle Wrestling in 1984, Lou Banach was selected by his peers as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. While he has been called upon as a motivational speaker for prospecting for new business, relationship building and developing a sales culture, Lou is equally skilled in speaking about capital markets, financial analysis and value creation. He is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Analyst (CMAA), holds a BS in Communications from the University of Iowa and earned his MBA in Finance/Accounting with honors from Penn State University. He is also the author of the book: The New Breed: Living Iowa Wrestling – and 50 plus articles.
Steve Banach has over 30 years of leadership and strategy development experience. He served with distinction in the United States Army from 1983 to 2010. Since then, he has provided executive consulting services to a diverse range of clients at a number of prestigious institutions. In his consulting services, Steve designs strategies for clients and counsels decision-makers on executive leadership development and change management. His recent speaking engagements include programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, the Fletcher School and Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, Wheaton College, the University of Iowa, the McCormick Foundation, the Greenleaf Global Servant Leadership Convention, the West Point Military Academy Systems Engineering Department, the United States Special Operations Command – Joint Special Operations University (JSOU); and the Canadian Forces College. He was also an invited guest speaker at the 2016 Virginia State Legislative Leader’s Summit.
Ed is a 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist for Freestyle Wrestling and was selected by his peers to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member. He wrestled for the University of Iowa from 1980-1983, where he was a four-time NCAA Finalist & All-American, and a three-time NCAA National Champion (1980, 1981, and 1983). He was named the 1983 Big Ten Athlete of the Year and in 1997 Banach was also inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame. Ed now serves as an Assistant Director of Athletics Compliance and helps coaches and prospective student athletes understand the NCAA, Big 12 Conference and Iowa State University rules that are in play for each student-athlete to be eligible upon enrollment.