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

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Senior Advisor

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Mike Buttry

Mike Buttry

Managing Director

Michael Amelio

Michael Amelio

Senior Associate

Charlotte Desai

Charlotte Desai

Marketing Associate

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO, CCO and Partner

Elmer Baldwin

Elmer Baldwin

Senior Executive Director

Alex Brigino

Alex Brigino

Senior Analyst

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Founder, Co-Chairman

Chuck Gorman

Chuck Gorman

Senior Executive Director

David Wetterstrom

David Wetterstrom

Senior Analyst

Lora Hicks

Lora Hicks

Administrative Assistant

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Founder, Co-Chairman

Merritt Jackley

Merritt Jackley

Director

Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy

Analyst

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Managing Partner

Dave Latzke

Dave Latzke

Managing Partner

Jane Bortnem

Jane Bortnem

CFO, CCO and Partner

Gordon Stofer

Gordon Stofer

Founder, Co-Chairman

Tony Christianson

Tony Christianson

Founder, Co-Chairman

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

Director

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Senior Advisor

Michael Amelio

Michael Amelio

Senior Associate

Alex Brigino

Alex Brigino

Senior Analyst

David Wetterstrom

David Wetterstrom

Senior Analyst

Allison Murphy

Allison Murphy

Analyst

Deb Opificius

Deb Opificius

Senior Accountant

Charlotte Desai

Charlotte Desai

Marketing Associate

Denise Engebretson

Denise Engebretson

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Lora Hicks

Lora Hicks

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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