Our Team

JIM DICKERSON  President/CEO

JDbiopicJim comes to Prime Business Group with a background in business management and development, public relations, broadcasting and communications. Jim started his career as a police officer where he spent 15 years working in a variety of assignments and he was named Officer of the Year in the State of Missouri in 1992. He served as the spokesperson for a major metropolitan police department, serves as an announcer at various aviation events and you might have heard him play by play announcing during the high school football season for the WHB 810 Varsity Sports Network, on the sports talk show, “The Final Score” or you may have seen him on the television show “Kansas City Alive” or “Behind the Badge” where he was nominated for 3 Cable Ace Awards. Jim is also a commercial airline pilot and spent several years as an FAA Designated Operations Safety Counselor where he was named Operations Safety Counselor of the year in 2001. He and his wife Sarah, who is also a pilot, enjoy flying their antique 1947 C-120 and they are the designated Ambassadors for the Recreational Aviation Foundation representing the State of Missouri.

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MAURICE OELKLAUS  Vice President/COO

oelklaus mauriceMaurice serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Prime Business Group and was instrumental in the development of the enhanced performances at the Paradise Playhouse Dinner Theatre and Events Center.  He performed in several shows since Paradise Playhouse’s reopening in 2011 after being acquired by Prime Business Group.  He has since taken the leap from stage into management and not only handles operations and logistics for Prime Business Group, but he is also a family medicine physician for the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.  He currently serves on the case development committee for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and he is very active in the community in his work with  Harvesters, KC Free Health Clinic, and the Good Samaritan Project, Salvation. Maurice also has several nationally published articles on healthcare topics.  Maurice resides in Liberty, MO.

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SARAH DICKERSON  Vice President/Marketing

SDHS2Sarah brings a career of marketing experience to Prime Business Group.  A graduate of Avila University, Sarah has years of experience as a graphic designer and marketing manager. Her most recent corporate positions were as marketing manager for an engineering branch of one of the largest construction companies in the US, and the same position for a commercial real-estate development company owning millions of square feet of data center space around the country. She has been involved with every facet of marketing, from branding and corporate advertising campaigns to proposal management.  Sarah left the corporate world in early 2010 to grow her photography business. Sarah Dickerson Photography got its start in 2008 providing photographic services to small horse shows around the area and quickly morphed into one of the premier wedding and portrait photography studios in Kansas City, going from a (very) part-time business to a six-figure studio in only 18 months.   Her first love is aviation, and as a commercial airline pilot and flight instructor, she describes her greatest achievement thus far actually being that of her flight students, who (so far!) enjoy a 100% checkride pass rate on their first attempt. She has had two of her flight students surpass her in ratings and go on to airline careers.  She and her husband Jim, who is also a pilot, enjoy flying their antique 1947 C-120 and they are the designated Ambassadors for the Recreational Aviation Foundation representing the State of Missouri.

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WILLIAM TEEL   Vice President/Accounting and Finance

BTeelBill earned an accounting degree in 1972 and an MBA in 1978 from Pittsburg State University.  He served 3 ½ years as an officer in the U.S Navy from 1972 till 1975.  Home ported in Pearl Harbor, Bill completed two deployments to the Western Pacific during his service.   In 1978, Bill joined Arthur Anderson & Co. as a CPA in the audit division. His clients included Hallmark Cards, the Kansas City Missouri School District, National Pizza Company, the American Cancer Society of Kansas and many others. His main emphasis was in manufacturing and real estate.  In 1985, Bill joined T.J Cinnamons when the concept was first launched in Kansas City.  During his 7 plus years there, the company grew from one bakery to over 225 bakeries. Bill began his tenure as the Chief Financial Officer and spent the last 2 years as the company’s President & Chief Executive Officer.  Bill also served two years as the Chief Operating Officer of K.C. Masterpiece Barbecue & Grill and two years as Co-Owner of the Boulevard Grill.  Bill joined the Golden Ox as Co-Owner in November of 2003.    He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Missouri Restaurant Association and serves as a board member for the  Kansas City Chapter of the Navy League.

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KRISTI HARTMANN   Independent Legal Services

Hartman picKristi Hartmann is licensed in Kansas and Missouri and maintains an active and varied business and real estate law and estate planning practice. Kristi is experienced in business formation, shareholder and employment contracts, corporate governance, and covenants not to compete.  She also assists individuals and business owners with estate planning needs and succession planning. Her transactional real estate practice touches all aspects of real estate law, including sales, purchases, leasing, financing, and real estate litigation strategy.  She represents buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, and landlords and tenants in various commercial and residential real estate matters.  Kristi is an active member of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City; the Solo/Small Firm and Probate and Estate Planning Committees with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; the Women’s Caucus with the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; and the Wyandotte County Bar Association.  She volunteers for Kansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Volunteer Attorney Project. Outside of her practice, she is the President of the Business Networking International Plaza/Westport Chapter and an adjunct professor in paralegal studies.

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