Meet Our Business Services Team

Our M&A professionals have deep experience in Business Services and focus on companies that are making strategic migrations from the conventional to digital platforms.  They also have developed a significant track record of targeting and acquiring technology-based Marketing and Business Services companies through a Buy-Side relationship with a Fortune 1000 company that has lasted over 14 years.

Chad Johnson | Managing Director, Team Lead

Chad has a long and successful track record advising entrepreneurs in the sale of their businesses, and advising numerous public and private companies in the acquisition of complementary businesses. Previous experience includes growing and recapitalizing a successful software firm, managing corporate M&A, and working in a venture capital firm. He received his BA and MBA from the University of Minnesota. >>more

EMAIL:  CHAD JOHNSON   |  Direct: 952-253-6001

John Bergstrom | Managing Director

John Bergstrom has been involved with advising companies on strategy, capital formation, and merger and acquisition transactions for over 30 years and has been formally associated with Cherry Tree since 1985. In addition to his significant transaction experience, John has been a member of numerous boards of directors, both private and public, including the Dolan Company, Peoples Publishing, and Capella Education. >>more

EMAIL:  JOHN BERGSTROM   |  Direct: 651-227-9758

Mik Gusenius | Managing Director

Mik

With more than 10 years of experience advising companies across a range of industries, Mik has been involved in more than 30 completed M&A transactions totaling nearly $1 billion of transaction value. Previous engagements include work with Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX), CTI Group (OTC:CTIG), and Avtex. >>more

EMAIL:  MIK GUSENIUS   |  Direct: 952-253-6005

Matt Otto | Senior Associate

Matt is a senior associate with the firm providing support to both the investment management and investment banking teams. He also works on projects with the wealth management division. >>more 

EMAIL:  MATT OTTO   |  Direct: 952-253-6035