Meet Our IT Services/Technology-Enabled Business Services Team

Cherry Tree first set a focus on IT Services in the late 1990’s when many software developers found a new market in “web-services.” This was a very active time for M&A as companies were trying to cobble together strategies for the next century. With the advent of the internet, cell phones, cloud computing and advanced computer development, IT Services and Technology-Enabled Business have grown dramatically. Cherry Tree continues to focus its personnel on these important and ever-expanding growth segments.

Elmer Baldwin | Senior Executive Director, Team Lead

Elmer Baldwin has a 30-year track record in information technologies, professional services, SaaS and digital media, including 20 years as President / CEO of five information technology companies. Baldwin is a skilled executive, operator and advisor experienced with early, turnaround and growth stage companies. He has worked under virtually all ownership and governance structures including in publicly-traded companies, private-equity syndicates, and owner-operator situations. He has a history of launching innovative solutions to transform companies and industries. >>more

EMAIL:  ELMER BALDWIN   |  Direct: 952-253-6001

Dave Latzke | Managing Director

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

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

   |  Direct: 952-253-6005

Merritt Jackley | Vice President

Merritt joined the firm in 2019 and focuses on mergers & acquisitions and other advisory services. Merritt has more than seven years of professional experience, all in investment banking and has been involved in more than 20 completed M&A transactions. Prior to Cherry Tree, he was an investment banker at Vermillion Capital in Minneapolis and at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (A Stifel Company) in New York.. >>more

EMAIL:  MERRITT JACKLEY   |  Direct: 952-253-6015