Entegra Group is an alliance of professionals who combine their collective experience to provide real-world, proven, cost-effective solutions to the problems that keep business owners and managers up at night. Entegra brings together the best of the best from various industries to fill the holes that are present in every organization. As a result, leaders and managers have the resources necessary to complete outstanding projects and to make critical decisions about the business without adding headcount.
Shawn Ilg brings more than 24 years of professional experience to the Entegra Group team. Areas of expertise include finance, law, real estate, human resources, compliance, insurance, corporate management and technology. He is also a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist.
Ilg’s varied background provides a unique blend of real-world experience and solid guidance that enables Entegra clients to minimize risk and maximize profit. As a successful business advisor, Ilg sees his role as much more than answering a few questions. He assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each organization and develops insightful ideas that help clients grow and take advantage of the opportunities before them.
Shawn earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in business administration from Drake University and a law degree from Creighton University. Prior to co-founding Entegra, Ilg was with Norwest Bank in Minneapolis and a partner in the law firm of Downing, Alexander, Wood & Ilg. He also co-founded CoSentry, an IT and disaster recovery firm with multiple facilities in the Midwest. Always active in the community, most of his donated time has been spent with Nebraska Leadership Seminar, a non-profit group that conducts leadership and business programs for high school students in the state.
Ross Friehe brings nearly a decade of professional business experience to the firm. His business acumen varies in the areas of real estate, human resources, insurance, relationship & account management, finance, marketing, and business consulting.
Ross believes in approaching each situation with the foundation of four cornerstone objectives. Business assessment and analysis, identifying inefficiencies and offering cost-effective solutions, ease of doing business, and accountability. His business acumen coupled with real-world experience offers Entegra clients the opportunity to accomplish what is important to them.
Friehe earned a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University with a focus in business marketing and management. He spends his donated time volunteering at junior golf camps and is active in other various projects in the community.
Justin Cherry is a proven leader and consultant with more than 12 years of professional experience. He has helped several executives and businesses obtain the results they were capable of by fostering environments where processes, procedures, and technology mix to achieve a distinct end result.
Justin has consulted with clients spanning a variety of industries from public to private organizations, health care, manufacturing, IT, telecom, and security & alarm. His clients rely on him for expert advice, planning and execution in areas regarding technology, software, sales and marketing initiatives. His specialties include business process improvements, mobile application development, software development and implementation.
Justin received his education from Bellevue University with an emphasis on Business Management and Economics. Justin spends his free volunteering his time mentoring at-risk youth, as well as coaching little league sports.
Blake Martin, CFE
With more than two decades of franchising and small business ownership experience, Blake Martin brings additional capabilities to the Entegra Group Business Brokerage. His primary focus is assisting entrepreneurs who are interested in new or additional small business ownership opportunities.
As such, he educates entrepreneurs about new franchise business opportunities and the operation of new franchise businesses. In addition, he provides franchise consultation and evaluation and is an integral part of new franchise business start-ups. Throughout his career, he has coached hundreds of franchise owners around the world.
Blake is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and a graduate of the University of Michigan in psychology.