Don Bielinski 

Managing Partner, SMB Interim Management, LLC

Chicago, Illinois | PathNorth member since 2010


Don, managing partner of SMB Interim Management, LLC, has had a diverse operating career, encompassing the positions of CEO, chairman, and president in three different industries.  He has led domestic as well as international businesses ranging in size from start-up to the Fortune 500.  In a 25-year career with W. W. Grainger, Inc., Don served as Group President as well as chief financial officer. Post Grainger, Don was CEO of Exostar, a technology service company in the Aerospace and Defense Industry; he then served as Chairman, Asia Pacific for the Hudson Highland Group, a $1.5B talent management and recruitment business.  Don has led businesses in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.  His expertise lies in developing start-ups from within existing businesses, managing complex turnarounds/reorganizations, strategy development, and innovation.