Alumni Spotlight: Lee Rensch
“UND definitely has something special, not sure what it is,” reflects 2011 NCoBPA accounting graduate Lee
Coming to UND from New Town, ND, Rensch said that when he got to UND it was exciting in every way. He was able to meet new people, find new experiences, and explore new ideas. “There was such a mixture of different people on campus,” says Rensch. “Everyone is in the same position, figuring out who they are and what they believe in.”
For Rensch, the field of accounting came as a bit of surprise. After taking an accounting course as one of his business core classes, he discovered he liked it and did really well. Then when attending the career fair he saw all of the accounting firms and felt like this could be a really good career path.
“The Accounting program really launched my career,” says Rensch. “Faculty helped me prep and are really vested in your success, I never felt like a number.”
While at UND, Rensch completed three internships that provided him a lot exposure and preparation for post graduation, and landed him in a position as a consultant with PwC in Minneapolis, MN, managing a $1.2M multi-faceted corporate restructuring focused on integrating the client’s global structure.
Rensch then received a full scholarship to Goizueta Business School at Emory University and earned is M.B.A. in General Management and Strategy Concentrations.
Following the completion of his M.B.A., Rensch joined Danaher Corporation working as an Interim Supply Chain Director, Business System Leader, and a later a Global Product Manager in Dusseldorf, Germany.
When Rensch was offered the role of Global Product Manager, He moved with his wife and 15 month old to take on a new adventure. They found it was more shocking culturally then they anticipated, but that he was able to personally and professionally achieve great growth with the experience.
In 2020, when the COVID pandemic began to hit it became extremely stressful for Rensch and his family. They stopped taking public transportation and outbreaks were happening throughout the country/nation. They wanted to get back to the U.S., so they purchased a house in Atlanta, GA and got on the last flight on March 13, 2020 before the travel ban was in the place the next day. “We felt like we were evacuating,” says Rensch.
When preparing for their move back to the U.S. Rensch knew he wanted to join a small business, purchase a small business, or start his own.
This is when he began to strategize the development of 360onestop LLC with a goal to simplify and streamline home ownership and property management. Rensch developed a system that utilizes technology and automation to implement processes that create value by saving customers time and effort.
“It modernizes the way people manage and maintain their property,” says Rensch.
While COVID has complicated some of the launch of this new venture, the future looks bright for Rensch and 360onestop, as well as his continued connections to UND.
Rensch stays connected by traveling to watch the UND Hockey Team, giving back to an Accounting Scholarship, connecting with accounting faculty members annually, and speaking virtually as a guest in accounting classes.
When asked about advice to prospective students Rensch says, “There is a legacy to this program that was not built overnight, decades in the making.” “UND will provide a launching pad to whatever you choose to do.”