Ralph Kauten has served as a Board Director of First Business Financial Services, Inc., parent company of First Business Bank, since December 2018 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Operational Risk Committee. He has served on the First Business Bank Board since July 2004 and served as First Business Bank Board Chair from June 2018 until November 2018. Mr. Kauten is the co-owner of Mirus Bio and owner of Air-Lec Industries, both private companies.
Mr. Kauten served as an executive for a number of Wisconsin biotechnology companies, including Promega Corporation, PanVera Corporation, Quintessence Biosciences, Inc. and Lucigen Corporation. His prior positions include being a Faculty Member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Plant Controller of the Ortega taco plant for Heublein, Inc., and Senior Auditor for Grant Thornton, CPAs. Mr. Kauten is a member of the board of SSM Healthcare of Wisconsin, currently serving as chair, and serves or has served on the boards of other privately held companies and non-profit organizations.