Dan Zdon Named CEO of Five Star Professional; Nat Porter Joins Five Star Professional as Vice President of Sales

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Key hires position Five Star Professional for growth

Dan Zdon, CEO & Nat Porter, VP of Sales

Dan Zdon has been named CEO of Five Star Professional, an Eagan-based research organization dedicated to identifying and promoting outstanding professionals across the country. Executive Nat Porter has been tapped to lead the company’s sales team as Vice President.

Prior to joining Five Star Professional, Zdon served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Diversified International (LDI) in New Hope, Minn. Zdon brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role as he positions Five Star Professional for expansion. Zdon has wide-ranging experience in leadership positions with both public and private organizations.

Zdon serves on the Board of Tastefully Simple and is a member of the Board of Directors for Minneapolis’ Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. He previously served as Chairman of Five Star Professional’s Board of Directors.

Nat Porter joins Five Star Professional as Vice President of Sales, having previously served as Group Vice President – Office and Building Products Group at LDI. Porter has acted as a leader and an innovator at both large and small companies. Porter also taught at St. Catherine’s University Adjunct Professor for four years, instructing students on strategic sales management and strategic leadership. He earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

About Five Star Professional
Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States. Five Star Professional was founded in 2003 and is based in Eagan, MN. For more information, go to http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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