Chief Executive Officer
Neal Duncan has more than 30-years of business management experience in operations with strict fiscal controls, financial oversight, and management, managing strategic planning and implementing quality management programs.
Prior to launching AbleTel Financial, Mr. Duncan was the CFO for Core Resource Management, Inc. (OTC:CRMI) a publicly traded oil & gas production firm, in where he helped lead a restructuring of the company’s operations and financial reporting and management, reorganizing the management team and optimizing the company’s strategy and management capabilities to facilitate a turnaround.
Other executive positions include being a co-founder of LifeLock, Inc., a venture capital-backed company that provides identity theft prevention services to consumers. Founder and CEO of AbleTel, a call center, and information technology consulting company. Business development for Phase 2 Solutions, Inc., a telecommunications provider, which was sold to eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc. Corporate marketing for Ameritech, which later became part of the AT&T network. Neal had also overseen the customer service and fulfillment operations of DST Output, a division of Kansas City Southern Railways and had overseen operations for The Signature Group, a captive insurance seller for Montgomery Ward Life Insurance Company, which was then later sold to GE Capital. He had also assisted in the development in one of the first prescription fulfillment programs in the United States with Stokeld Health Services Corporation in Davenport, Iowa, which was then later sold to Express Scripts.
Mr. Duncan also currently serves as the founder and CEO of MyRadio, Inc. a new media and technology company providing affordable advertising to small businesses. Mr. Duncan has also made some new investments and is on the board of several other early-stage startup ventures.
Mr. Duncan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications and management from Western Illinois University.
Chief Financial Officer
Alan Zielen has over 15-years financial management experience ranging from asset-based lending, loan origination, private equity, investment banking, M&A advisory, sales and marketing, government planning and management consulting, participating in over 70 transactions from all sides of the table, including as a Founder and President of an eBook e-commerce company. Having served on all sides of the table as an advisor, capital provider, and an entrepreneur, has enabled Mr. Zielen to develop a unique and powerful outside-the-box approach to any financial-related circumstance, and ultimately better relate to any client’s financial situation or problem.
He recently led the process of restructuring several retail and consumer goods companies on their strategy, financial reporting, expenses and improved their financial management and cash flows by allocating capital towards more profitable projects and ventures, while attracting new injections of capital for further growth and expansion. Mr. Zielen has experience working with companies in the business services, consumer goods, consumer financial services, distribution, franchising, real estate, restaurant and retail sectors.
Mr. Zielen currently serves as the Vice President for AbleTel Financial and is also the Principal and Managing Partner of SalemBridge Capital Advisors, a boutique corporate finance advisory firm that originates and structures debt products for lower middle market and small companies. Mr. Zielen has previously undertaken course work at institutions such as Wharton School of Business and Kutztown University.