Meet Our Industrial Team

Our Industrial Sector is comprised of primarily Manufacturing and Distribution companies. The Upper Midwest is populated with numerous basic-industry companies that fall into these two segments. Manufacturing companies include proprietary product manufacturers, precision contract manufacturers, building products companies, and technology-enhanced production/assembly facilities. Distribution companies include those providing packaging/ supply materials, agricultural equipment, auto supplies, and other products where region-specific locations are a key to success.

Dave Latzke | Managing Director, Team Lead

Dave Latzke, a Managing Director at Cherry Tree & Associates, has more than 30 years experience serving as financial advisor and CFO across many industries. Dave’s experience includes acquisition and divestiture transactions, the capital markets (debt and equity/public and private), restructuring projects, as well as public offerings and organizational structure and governance work for public companies. >>more

EMAIL:  DAVE LATZKE   |  Direct: 952-253-6032

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 | Director

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


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AIL:  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

Ben Ikeda | Senior Associate

Ben is a senior associate with the firm providing buy-side and sell-side transaction support to the investment banking team. Prior to joining Cherry Tree, he worked as a health care consultant, specializing in health information technology. Ben also has experience evaluating health care venture opportunities. >>more 

EMAIL:  BEN IKEDA   |  Direct: 952-253-6015