Kurtis D. Welton – President & Treasurer
Kurtis D. Welton is the President and Treasurer at Welton Enterprises and prior to rejoining the firm he worked at The Stark Company as a sales associate from 1990-1995 where he achieved an annual sales volume of over 4.3 million dollars, placing him among the top 10 sales associates in the entire company at that time. He earned the GRI award from the National Association of Realtors in 1995 and has served on the Governmental Affairs, R.P.A.C, Professional Standards and Arbitration Committees as a member.
Kurt, Ken’s oldest son, graduated in 1983 from the UW-Madison School of Business with a B.B.A. in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics (The Graaskamp Program). Prior to that Kurt was in the U.S. Army where he graduated #1 in the self-paced training curriculum of the U.S. Army Signal School in Ft. Gordon, GA (COBET) before being stationed in Korea. While in Korea Kurt was awarded the Soldier of the Company and the Soldier of the Battalion awards as well as the Safe Driver ribbon for driving over 50,000 miles without an accident.
Kurt was a Charter Member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Madison Breakfast Rotary Club, where he is also a Past President (1989-90), Past Secretary (1996-98), Historian and Chaplain. Kurt was the District 6250 Membership Growth Committee Chairman in 1995-96, a member of the District 6250 Computer Resources Committee in 1997, the District 6250 1995-96 Conference Sergeant at Arms Committee Chairman, and Webmaster for the Presidents Elect Training Seminar Committee for Rotary Districts 6250, 6220, and 6270 in 1996.
Kurt is also the Webmaster for Welton Enterprises and, until recently, theDiocese of Madison. In 2002 Kurt was elected President of the Board of Education for the 47 schools in the Madison Diocese, and in the Jubilee Year 2000 received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award from Pope John Paul II. More information about Kurt, his five children, and his other activities and responsibilities are available in Kurt’s Resume.
Brian Novinska, CFM – Property & Project Manager
Brian Novinska joined Welton Enterprises, Inc. as their Property and Project Manager. His daily responsibilities include: coordination of repairs and upkeep of all properties, project management, budget preparation, tenant relations, estimating, safety and maintenance.
Brian is a Wisconsin native who grew up working with his father in the family plumbing business. This is where he learned to work hard and to provide exceptional customer service. Brian then entered the U.S. Army where he was a Unit Supply Specialist. After serving in the military he started a position in sales. He sold plumbing supplies to contractors. Wanting to be more hands on, he entered technical college and received a technical diploma in HVAC . He then worked installing building energy management systems throughout the country for large retail stores. He continued working in the trades until he started his own maintenance company. His focus was on customer service and satisfaction. Most recently he worked for 8 years as a Facility Manager for a large financial institution where he managed a portfolio of 27 buildings.
Brian is a Certified Facility Manger. He also holds a certification as Building Operator Level II. He belongs to the International Facility Management Association and strives to bring creative solutions to his property management work. Brian is excited about the new opportunities and potential for growth he has experienced since joining the Welton team.
Paul Molinaro – Business Development Manager
Paul Molinaro joined Welton Enterprises in August 2009. Paul’s day-to-day responsibilities include: the leasing & sales of existing properties & build-to-suit development land, prospecting for new opportunities & business partners and the coordination of the marketing for the overall Welton Enterprises brand & each asset under management.
Paul is a Wisconsin native raised in Minocqua, WI, a tourist town in Northern Wisconsin, where he learned the small town values of hard work and importance of community. From these roots, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in December 2007 from the Wisconsin School of Business with a double major in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and Finance & Investment Banking.
After graduating school, Paul decided to try out mountain life and landed in Breckenridge, CO where he lived, worked and snowboarded for a season. With a new found rejuvenation and outlook on life, he returned to the Midwest to pursue a career that would mix both his real estate and finance background. He started out with a Chicago-based real estate investment company, but soon realized that his true passion was both in Madison life and real estate development. Upon returning to Madison, Paul joined Welton Enterprises to bring a fresh perspective and new energy to the company. He continually demonstrates the ability to get the job done and a perseverance to find a solution in every problem. Paul is excited for both personal and professional growth with Welton Enterprises as the company eyes the opportunities that the present & future will bring.
Paul is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Wisconsin and is a member of the Commercial Brokers Group.