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

Ben Huss

Ben Huss

Senior Associate

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Mike Buttry

Mike Buttry

Managing Director

Tyler Norgren

Tyler Norgren

Senior Analyst

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO

Elmer Baldwin

Elmer Baldwin

Senior Executive Director

Alex Brigino

Alex Brigino

Analyst

Skyler Palmer

Skyler Palmer

Administrative Assistant

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Founder, Managing Partner

Chuck Gorman

Chuck Gorman

Senior Executive Director

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Senior Advisor

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Founder, Managing Partner

Merritt Jackley

Merritt Jackley

Vice President

Chari Fournier

Chari Fournier

Marketing Associate

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Managing Partner

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Founder, Managing Partner

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Founder, Managing Partner

Mik Gusenius

Mik Gusenius

Managing Director

Mike Buttry

Mike Buttry

Managing Director

Elmer Baldwin

Elmer Baldwin

Senior Executive Director

Chuck Gorman

Chuck Gorman

Senior Executive Director

Merritt Jackley

Merritt Jackley

Vice President

Ben Huss

Ben Huss

Senior Associate

Tyler Norgren

Tyler Norgren

Senior Analyst

Alex Brigino

Alex Brigino

Analyst

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Senior Advisor

Chari Fournier

Chari Fournier

Marketing Associate

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Skyler Palmer

Skyler Palmer

Administrative Assistant

In Memoriam

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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