Rodney (Buck) Hillestad


Rodney (Buck) Hillestad is founder and president of Hillestad Learning Technologies, a training and development company specializing in training design and delivery, along with leadership/managerial, and team skills.

Buck regularly delivers classes for the University of Wisconsin extensions and is an adhoc instructor for UWM School of Continuing Education in Milwaukee.  Additionally he is a certified facilitator in various training programs, i.e., Achieve Global/Zenger Miller, Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation, Investment in Excellence, Quality of Work Life, QCI International, Value Added Selling, etc.

Before founding Hillestad Learning Technologies in 1998, Buck accumulated over 20 years of managerial and training experience with a major construction equipment manufacturer in multiple venues including sales & marketing, manufacturing and information systems.

He has designed and delivered training to hundreds of training professionals, supervisors, managers and scores of high performance teams in a variety of industries.