Tenacious about Achieving Client Goals

Collaborating to capture each other’s collective perspectives.

Our Team

We are an experienced, insightful and proven team of professionals with more than four decades of transaction experience. We are committed to helping business owners get where they want to go.

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Managing Partner

Mik Gusenius

Mik Gusenius

Managing Director

Michael Amelio

Michael Amelio

Vice President

Charlotte Desai

Charlotte Desai

Art Director

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Elmer Baldwin

Elmer Baldwin

Senior Executive Director

David Wetterstrom

David Wetterstrom

Associate

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO, CCO and Partner

Mike Buttry

Mike Buttry

Managing Director

Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy

Senior Analyst

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Founder, Executive Chairman

Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Managing Director

Charlie Montang

Charlie Montang

Analyst

Lora Hicks

Lora Hicks

Administrative Assistant

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Founder, Co-Chairman

Justin Krabben

Justin Krabben

Vice President

Carlton Ogata

Carlton Ogata

Analyst

In Memoriam

Chuck Gorman

Chuck Gorman was a Managing Director at Cherry Tree for 20 years and proved to be an extremely successful investment banker. He always put his clients first, and in doing so, turned his engagements into big successes and enduring relationships.

Chuck had a huge impact on our firm both financially and culturally. He was a true gentleman, mentor, and leader — a dear and trusted friend forever. 

Wayne Atkins

Wayne was a Managing Director at Cherry Tree for more than 10 years. He was also a co-founder of Entrepreneurs House (E-House), a community service project for the Twin Cities entrepreneurial community. 

Wayne had a tremendous influence on everyone at Cherry Tree. He was deeply admired and his memory continues to be an inspiration to all of us.

Cherry Tree & Associates provides investment banking services through our FINRA-licensed broker dealer.

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