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Safe Shield® was founded to help businesses protect their assets and position them for continuous growth and success. Most business owners don’t have the time, desire, or internal resources to monitor and maintain Corporate Compliance requirements. Statistics show that more than 85 percent of all U.S. businesses fail to meet the most basic compliance standards, putting their organizational good standing as well as their corporate and personal assets at risk.

We have made maintaining Corporate Compliance easy – and affordable.

Serving Businesses and Nonprofits

Safe Shield, LLC

Founded by Kent Gustafson in 2007, Safe Shield® launched a complete compliance solution for businesses and nonprofits to help ensure that they meet ongoing compliance requirements. We go beyond completing the necessary paperwork and filings by providing a convenient online portal where clients can easily access and manage their important documents. We continue to dedicate time and resources to make certain that our technology meets our clients’ growing needs.

Over the years, Safe Shield® has grown to also assist clients with entity formation services. We know that the first step to maintaining compliance is to ensure that the entity is properly formed in the first place. Today, we work with clients of all sizes, and from all industries. We also work in partnership with other professional advisors to provide our services to their clients.

Our Team

Safe Shield® focuses on delivering clients specialized expertise in entity formation and ongoing compliance management services. We have built a strong leadership team to guarantee that our clients get the answers and support they need.

Kent Gustafson - Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Kent has two decades of experience in compliance documentation, operations management and sales. He spent a decade working behind the scenes as operations manager, developing and implementing processes and procedures and leading teams before a single statistic stopped him in his tracks: More than 85 percent of businesses in America do not meet the most basic requirements.

It led him to dedicate his time to compliance management and develop a progressive online tool that would make it easy and convenient for businesses. He built Safe Shield® from the ground up. Kent finds great satisfaction in providing the highest level of customer service, building strong relationships, and serving as a trusted advisor to clients and contacts.

In addition to leading Safe Shield®, Kent also sits on the Board of Directors for multiple companies and continues to be intrigued by new business start-ups and working through the many challenges that they face.

Kent enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, volunteering at his church, as well as golfing, hunting and other sporting activities.

Bret Gapp - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Bret brings over 25 years of experience and a deep passion for customer service to Safe Shield®. He knows what it takes to be successful in business. Bret's approach is both strategic and creative and lends itself to quickly becoming a trusted advisor to clients.

He has expertise in the development, commercialization, marketing, and sales of hardware and software products, and consulting services. Bret has personally sold more than $100 million to accounts of all sizes ranging from small privately held companies to Fortune 50 and large government agencies. He also has built and managed sales teams that have produced significant increased revenue and additional market share.

Since joining Safe Shield®, Bret has been instrumental in establishing strategic channel partners, creating new verticals, and developing complimentary services.

Bret sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and volunteers regularly at his church and favorite causes. He and his wife stay active with their three college-age children.

Brian Lorenz - Chief Technology Officer

Brian brings 25 years of experience in information technology to the Safe Shield® team. He is the brains behind our progressive online client portals that give clients access to the important files they need, when they need them.

Brian has gained a breadth of skills from his service in varying capacities at several Central Minnesota technology-based companies. In addition to his extensive background in software programming and development, Brian also possesses a high-level of expertise in database, and web application development and implementation.

Brian also is a true entrepreneur and has pursued several small business opportunities to satisfy his passion of serving small businesses.

In his free time, Brian enjoys spending quality time with his wife and eight children, serving on the School Board and non-profit organizations and volunteering at his church.

Ashley Malecha - Operations

Ashley joined the Safe Shield® team in October of 2013. She is a graduate of the Minnesota School of Business with an associate degree in Business Administration. In addition to her degree, Ashley also brings previous office and operations experience to the Safe Shield® organization, and is committed to the highest level of customer service.

Ashley enjoys working in a fast paced business environment where she can utilize her many skills. She also enjoys working with people and relishes opportunities to work with clients to assist them in the success of their business. Her strong organizational skills fit in well with the internal structure of Safe Shield®, making Ashley a great asset to the daily operations.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is also an avid baker and loves to spend time in the kitchen.