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.

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Managing Partner

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Managing Partner

Ben Huss

Ben Huss

Senior Associate

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Managing Partner

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Tom Astrup

Tom Astrup

Senior Associate

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO

Mik Gusenius

Mik Gusenius

Managing Director

Joseph McArthur

Joseph McArthur

Senior Associate

Skyler Palmer

Skyler Palmer

Administrative Assistant

Chuck Gorman

Chuck Gorman

Senior Executive Director

Mike Buttry

Mike Buttry

Senior Executive Director

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Senior Advisor

Elmer Baldwin

Elmer Baldwin

Senior Executive Director

Merritt Jackley

Merritt Jackley

Vice President

Chari Fournier

Chari Fournier

Marketing Associate

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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