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Harry Baker - BCBA

Baker Appraisals, Inc.

88 South 10th Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Phone: 612.337.5682

Fax: 612.344.1635

Email: BAppraised@aol.com

Mr. Baker is President and owner of Baker Appraisals, Inc. Harry is a Board Certified Business Appraiser. Memberships include the National Association of Master Appraisers; the North Central Chapter of the Institute of Business Appraisers (Past President), and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors. Mr. Baker is a licensed real estate Broker in Minnesota with a specialty in business brokerage and commercial real estate.  Litigation experience includes expert witness court testimony in arbitration hearings and district courts throughout…

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Darwin Benz - CPA, CBA

Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd.

1210 West County Road E, Suite 100
Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112

Phone: 651.767.1608

Email: DBenz@WilkersonCPA.com

Mr. Benz is a shareholder in the firm of Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, the ESOP Association, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the National Litigation Support Services Association.

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Richard C. Berning - CPA/ABV, CBA, CVA, CFF, ABAR, CMA

Berning & Heidebrecht, Ltd.

809 Meander Court
Medina, Minnesota 55340

Phone: 952.544.1212

Fax: 952.767.0112

Email: Rick@BHExperts.com

Mr. Berning’s credentials include being a CPA, Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Acrredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has been involved in hundreds of business valuations involving companies with revenues from $100,000 to over $600,000,000. Mr. Berning is a frequent speaker, making more than 70 presentations to local and national audiences on…

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Jerry A. Bremer - CPA, CVA, CFF

CBIZ MHM, LLC

222 South Ninth Street, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Phone: 612.339.7811

Fax: 612.339.9845

Email: JBremer@CBIZ.com

Jerry Bremer specializes in business valuations, forensic accounting, and litigation support services. He provides services to business clients including transaction structuring in the food processing, distribution, agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, and real estate industries. Jerry joined the predecessor firm to CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. in November 1977.

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Cassandra Elgersma - CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

Schechter Dokken Kanter

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Phone: 612.332.9387

Fax: 612.332.1529

Email: celgersma@sdkcpa.com

Ms. Elgersma is a manager at Schechter Dokken Kanter and a member of the Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services group. The group performs consulting services relating to the computation of economic damages, forensic accounting and valuation services for legal counsel and businesses in a variety of industries. Cassandra has experience in all of the services offered by the group and has dealt with matters in a variety of industries including technology, retail, manufacturing, green energy,…

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Mark N. Gehrig - CBA, ASA, CFA

Chartwell Financial Advisory

33 South Sixth Street
Suite 4750
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612.230.3132

Email: Mark.Gehrig@chartwellfa.com

Mark leads Chartwell’s Financial Reporting and Estate & Gift Tax practices. He specializes in the appraisal of businesses, fractional equity ownership interests, intangible assets, intellectual property, and other financial assets. He provides appraisal services for purposes of tax and financial statement reporting, and transactional and internal management planning functions. Notable among these are gift and estate tax, ASC 805, ASC 350, buy-sell agreements, dissenting shareholder actions, entity conversion, condemnation, and projects…

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John H. Heidebrecht - ASA, CFE, CFFA, CDFA, CAC, MBA

Berning & Heidebrecht, Ltd.

809 Meander Court
Medina, Minnesota 55340

Phone: 952.544.1212

Fax: 952.767.0112

Email: John@BHExperts.com

Mr. Heidebrecht is recognized for his unique ability to manage complex business valuation, intangible asset valuation, non-marital asset tracing, commercial damages, lost profit, and other litigation support engagements while making potentially confusing issues easy for his clients to understand. John takes pride in every project, keeping clients ‘in the loop’ from start to finish. John is a Shareholder at Berning & Heidebrecht, Ltd. He has performed hundreds of business valuations related to privately-held companies and…

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Thomas Helling - MBA, CPA, MCBA

EquityView

5005 Aldrich Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Phone: 612.518.1190

Email: Tom@equity-view.com

Thomas Helling MBA, CPA, MCBA is President of EquityView. EquityView helps execs and investors grow equity and succeed in transitions. Mr. Helling has helped in over 600 successful ownership transitions and 300 business plans (98.6% success ratio). This involved valuation, brokerage and negotiation in 20 states. He was co-founder and strategist for Image Guided Neurologics which sold to Medtronic in 2005. Tom co-founded CEO Solutions which sold in 2006 after 25 years in…

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William C. Herber - CBA

Shenehon Company

88 South Tenth Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Phone: 612.333.6533

Fax: 612.344.1635

Email: BHerber@Shenehon.com

Mr. Herber is Vice President and Director of the Business Valuation Group for Shenehon Company. Shenehon is a commercial real estate and business valuation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill has over 23 years of valuation experience, specializing in estate and gift, buy/sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divorces and special use properties. He is published in both local and national trade journals and has served as an instructor for numerous seminars. He has also…

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Joshua Johnson - ASA

Shenehon Company

88 South 10th Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612.333.6533

Email: jjohnson@shenehon.com

Joshua joined Shenehon in 2009 after earning a B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. Joshua’s responsibilities include preparing valuations and market analyses of business enterprises and intangible property rights. Appraisal assignments have included: minority and control valuations of pass through entities, service, retail, manufacturing, and wholesaling businesses operating as undivided interests/Tenants in Common, limited partnerships, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, C Corporations, and S Corporations. These assignments have included: establishing…

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Mark T. Jude

Shenehon Company

88 South 10th Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612.767.9455

Fax: 612.344.1635

Email: mjude@shenehon.com

Mark Jude is a business valuation analyst at Shenehon Company. Mark has prepared valuations for a wide variety of purposes including gift and estate taxes, buy-sell agreements, corporate and partnership dissolutions, SBA loans, damages, marital dissolutions, and potential sale. He received his BA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation through the CFA Institute.

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Joseph D. Kenyon - CPA/ABV, CFE

Schechter Dokken Kanter

Schechter Dokken Kanter Andrews & Selcer Ltd.
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Phone: 612.332.9304

Fax: 612.332.1529

Email: JKenyon@SDKcpa.com

Mr. Kenyon is managing shareholder at Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs. He is in charge of the firm’s Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services group. The group performs consulting services relating to the computation of economic damages, forensic accounting and valuation services for legal counsel and businesses in a variety of industries. Joe has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and has performed numerous business valuations, economic damage studies, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, expert testimony,…

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David G. Kiwus - CPA/ABV/CFF, CMA, CFE

Financial Investigations & Valuations LLC

Financial Investigations & Valuations, LLC
1660 South Highway 100, Suite 500
St. Louis Park, Minnesota  55416

Phone: 612-360-3977

Fax: 651-344-0547

Email: DKiwus@fivdk.com

Dave, a past president of NCCIBA, is the founder and Chief Manager of Financial Investigations & Valuations LLC. He has more than 20 years experience focusing his practice on providing litigation services to legal counsel and their clients as well as businesses and individuals. Dave provides expert testimony, resolution of fraud matters, economic damage studies, forensic and investigative accounting, valuations and analyses of documents and financial data. Dave has prepared numerous economic…

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Ginger Knutsen - CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

Schechter Dokken Kanter

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Phone: 612.332.9313

Fax: 612.332.1529

Email: GKnutsen@SDKcpa.com

Ms. Knutsen, a board member of MABVP, is a senior manager at Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs. She works in the Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services Group. The group performs consulting services relating to the computation of economic damages, forensic accounting and valuation services for legal counsel and businesses in a variety of industries. Ginger has over ten years experience providing valuation services for businesses, forensic accounting, computations of economic damages and lost profits, and forecasts…

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Karen Kritta - CPA/ABV, CFF

Karen C. Kritta, CPA

2109 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: 651.270.1445

Fax: 218.387.2896

Email: karen@kckrittacpa.com

Ms. Kritta has 35 years of experience in both public accounting and industry, providing consulting services to individuals and closely-held businesses. She specializes in litigation support, business valuation, and ADR in the area of family law. Ms. Kritta is a CPA, holds an ABV certification in business valuation as well as being a Certified Financial Forensic. She is an active member of several professional organizations, and an instructor on family law…

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Cody J. Lindman

Shenehon Company

88 South 10th Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612.767.9441

Fax: 612.344.1635

Email: clindman@shenehon.com

Cody is a business valuation analyst who joined Shenehon Company in 2015 after earning a B.S.B in Finance from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. He has valued a variety of companies including: holding companies, early-stage companies, and family-owned businesses. Cody prepares detailed industry and market analyses and clearly communicates to his clients how economic conditions and competition affect a company’s value. He is currently pursuing the…

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Michael Meagher - CBA, BVAL

MWM & Associates, Inc.

5901 Long Brake Trail
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Phone: 612.759.4833

Email: MWMeagher100@GMail.com

Michael Meagher is the President and Founder of MWM & Associates.  Mr. Meagher has over 30 years of experience in the areas of financial management and analysis. Over the course of his career he has held positions as a Chief Financial Officer at San Francisco Grocery Express, Commercial Lending Officer at Chase Bank and Insurance Management Executive at Allianz Life. He is a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA – Institute of Business Appraisers) and a Business Valuator…

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Charles A. Miller, CBA, MBA - CBA

Affirmed Valuation Services

2355 Highway 36 W, Suite 400
Roseville, MN  55113

Phone: 763-218-9613

Email: cmiller@affirmedvaluation.com

Charles Miller (nickname Chuck Miller) is a Business Appraiser and Founder of Affirmed Valuation Services LLC; a provider of business valuation services to closely held businesses. The current business focus is providing business valuations for potential change of ownership transactions for small businesses (SBA financing) and other management planning purposes. Chuck has conducted business valuations for companies across a wide range of industries with annual revenues ranging from start-up to over $700 million. Assignments…

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Bud Sandberg - CM&AA, MCBC, MCMEA, CBB, BCA

Wals & Associates, Ltd.

5775 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Phone: 952-525-2260

Email: wals@pro-ns.net

Bud is President and Broker of Wals & Associates, Ltd. Prior to entering the business brokerage business 25 years ago, Bud owned and operated several businesses. He is a member of The International Society of Business Appraisers, The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA), the Institute of Certified Business Counselors (I-CBC), National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute (NEBB), and Business Brokers Network (BBN). Bud received his education at Bethel College, Southern Illinois University….

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Guy Sanschagrin - MBA, CPA/ABV

WTP Advisors

601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1050
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Phone: 952.955.6677

Mobile: 952.217.1289

Email: guy.sanschagrin@wtpadvisors.com

Guy is a WTP Advisors Managing Director. Prior to WTP, Guy was a PwC Tax Director in the firm’s global transfer pricing and valuation practice. Guy has more than fifteen years’ experience providing transfer pricing, valuation, economics consulting, and business process improvement consulting. Guy’s experience includes supply chain, risk assessment, transfer pricing design, cost sharing, exit charge/intangibles valuation, OECD and local country/U.S. documentation and Advance Pricing Arrangements. Guy completed a three-year assignment as Ernst…

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Michael Schaefer - CPA, CFE, ABV

Boulay PLLP

7500 Flying Cloud Drive, Suite 800
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: 952.841.3052

Fax: 952.516.7229

Email: mschaefer@boulaygroup.com

Mr. Schaefer is a manager at the accounting firm of Boulay PLLP. He holds the Certified Public Accountant and Accredited Business Valuation certifications issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Fraud Examiner certification issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has been involved in business valuations involving privately held partnerships, LLCs, S-corporations, and C-corporations. In addition, he has experience valuing various intangible assets and goodwill impairment for…

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Jennifer Schiefert

Schechter Dokken Kanter

Schechter Dokken Kanter Andrews & Selcer, Ltd.
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Phone: 612.332.9382

Fax: 612.332.1529

Email: JSchiefert@SDKcpa.com

Ms. Schiefert is a manager at Schechter Dokken Kanter and a member of the Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services group. The group performs consulting services relating to the computation of economic damages, forensic accounting and valuation services for legal counsel and businesses in a variety of industries. Jennifer has experience in all of the services offered by the group and has dealt with matters in a variety of industries including manufacturing, banking, retail and family…

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Patrick K. Schmidt - ASA

Value Consulting Group

401 North Third Street, Suite 245
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55401

Phone: 612.436.0559

Email: Pat@ValconGrp.com

Mr. Schmidt has been working exclusively in the area of business valuation since graduating with an MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota in 1991. Pat has appraised in excess of 1,000 privately-held businesses and has significant experience in the manufacturing, banking, healthcare and construction industries. He also has significant experience in the area of litigation support, including marital dissolution. Mr. Schmidt is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers and…

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Daljit Sikka

Restaurant Brokers of MN, Inc.

6010 Highway 7
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

Phone: 952.929.9273

Fax: 952.922.1514

Email: DJSikka@RestaurantsForSale.com

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David Stene - CPA/ABV, CMA, CVA

Eide Bailly, LLP

5601 Green Valley Drive, Suite 700
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

Phone: 952.918.3518

Fax: 952.944.8496

Email: DStene@EideBailly.com

Mr. Stene is a partner with Eide Bailly, LLP, a regional consulting and certified public accounting firm. Dave specializes in audit and consulting services to a wide variety of closely held businesses and other entities, including gift and estate appraisals, family limited partnerships, merger and acquisition services, business appraisals and litigation support. Dave is the U.S. chairman of the HLB network. Eide Bailly LLP was recently ranked as one of the top 25 CPA…

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Robert J. Strachota - MCBA, MAI, CRE, BVAL, FIBA

Shenehon Company

88 South 10th Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Phone: 612.333.6533

Fax: 612.344.1635

Email: Value@Shenehon.com

Mr. Strachota is President of Shenehon Company. He has a B.A. in Finance, and a Masters in Business Administration. He has over 30 years of appraisal experience in the preparation of real estate and business enterprise valuations. He has served as an expert witness in numerous Federal, State and District courts, commission hearings and special government proceedings. He has served as an ad hoc professor for three degree-accredited universities, and as an instructor for…

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Kevin Sullivan - CPA/ABV

Sullivan, Ltd.

1134 Schooner Way, Suite 1 St. Paul, Minnesota 55125

Phone: 612.384.8243

Mobile: 612.384.8243

Email: kevinsullivancpa@sullivan-ltd.com

Mr. Sullivan is CEO of Sullivan, Ltd a consulting firm specializing in business valuation, CFO and CPA services for companies in the financial services, transportation, construction, manufacturing and services industries. Kevin’s experience includes advising management and owners of businesses on business strategy and profitability improvement. He also performs business valuations for gift and estate tax purposes, acquisitions or sale of a business, shareholder dispute resolution and arbitration. Kevin graduated from the University of Minnesota…

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Richard Thorsen - CPA (Inactive)

Business Valuations and Machinery and Equipment Appraisals

500 East Grant Street, Suite 1901
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Phone: 612.332.8482

Mobile: 612.840.4194

Fax: 612.332.1618

Email: DickThorsen@msn.com

Mr. Thorsen recently retired from his professional valuation and accounting practices. His 65+ years’ active career included: military service as a frontline artillery forward observer attached to infantry rifle companies, a CPA specializing in taxation and business valuation, an Adjunct Professor in taxation and Lecturer in accounting and auditing at the University of Minnesota, a machinery and equipment appraiser, member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group, and a volunteer advisor to enterprises in…

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Henry Votel

Sunbelt Business Brokers

1300 Godward St NE, Suite 6300
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 651.426.1610

Email: HVotel@sunbeltmidwest.com

Mr. Votel is a Certified Main Street Business Broker (CMSBB) focusing on valuing proprietary owned businesses with revenues usually under $10,000,000. The Pricing Reports he performs are focused towards justifiable sales pricing and transaction plans that can be supported by the market place and lender financing. These Pricing Reports help Owners implement realistic selling strategies that have a reasonable chance of being accomplished either in the marketplace or by a sale between private parties. He…

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