Gordon Stofer | Managing Partner

Gordon Stofer has more than 30 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing. He has served as Managing General Partner of the Cherry Tree Ventures family of partnerships and founded a number of companies throughout his career.


Direct: 952-253-6033


  • Multi-unit businesses
  • Minnesota businesses
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management Development
  • Marketing & Corporate Finance

Prior Experience

  • Vice President, Norwest Venture Capital
  • Marketing Manager, Honeywell, Inc.
  • Westinghouse
  • Maine National Bank
  • Officer in the U.S. Navy


  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Cornell University
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar


  • President, MN Venture Capital Association 1990
  • Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, 1995
  • Director of the Year, Minnesota, 1997

Board Positions

  • Bright Start, Inc.
  • Buffets, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOCB)
  • DataMyte Corporation
  • FilmTec (NASDAQ: FTEC)
  • Harmony Brook, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBRK)
  • Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIG)
  • MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS)
  • National Information Systems
  • Pet Food Warehouse (NASDAQ: PFWA)
  • PowCon, Inc.
  • Ringer Corporation (NASDAQ: RING)
  • Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS)
  • VEE Corporation*