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Expert in Investment Banking and Financial Services

Expert ID: 736552 Minnesota, USA

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Expert in financial services; 40 years experience in investment banking and business financial consulting; served as expert on 41 cases to date, nationally; MAPA, MBA and DBA degrees; Prof of Finance in MBA program for 16 years, teaching courses in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, International Finance, Financial Institutions, Government Finance and Entrepreneurial Finance; published author.

- Over 35 years of experience in: investment banking, project financing and business finance consulting; M&A consulting and transactions; business development planning and consulting; due diligence and financial analysis.
- Served as senior investment banker or senior financial advisor, and project manager, on over 250 financing projects, for more than $2.5 B in par amount.
- Adjunct Professor for 16 years, teaching graduate MBA/MAPA level courses in Finance.
- Served as expert witness on 41 cases to date, in litigation on financial matters.
- High level of computer literacy and competence, including development of data analytical models, financial/ credit analyses, use of data base and graphics programs, and internet-based research; trained and managed analysts; experienced project manager; strong communications skills; speaker at conferences and seminars; experienced traveler in the US and Europe.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2014 Degree: Doctorate of Business Administration Subject: International Business and Finance Institution: Argosy University
Year: 1982 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance Institution: University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Year: 1979 Degree: MAPA Subject: Urban Planning and Public Administration Institution: University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Year: 1975 Degree: BA Subject: History/ Political Science Institution: Ohio State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Principal Department: Responsibilities: Director of Project Teams; providing business finance consulting services, including financial analysis, M&A transactions and capital raising; interim CFO assignments

- Providing business finance consulting services for privately held technology and manufacturing companies; responsible for management of Project Team and for business development; providing corporate, project, and municipal financing services to corporations, local governments, and developers, including capital raising and M&A transactions; managing project teams.
- Providing expert witness and damages consulting services in litigation on financial matters; testified on 41 cases to date.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Miller & Schroeder Financial Title: Senior Vice President, and Principal Department: Capital Markets Responsibilities: - Senior banker responsible for investment banking, specializing in project and corporate financing, and in structuring and placing unrated debt; financial analyst; consultant on business development and M&A; responsible for over fifteen financings, for total par of over $300 million.
- Responsible for own marketing, project team management, fixed-income financial analyses, and deal management; managed satellite office; responsible for training analysts and junior bankers; developed training curriculum; responsible for development of software and analytical procedures; developed credit procedures.
Years: 1985 to 1998 Employer: Dain Rauscher Title: Managing Director Department: Capital Markets Responsibilities: - Senior managing investment banker on fixed-income financings for governmental and corporate projects; consultant on project financing, business development, and M&A; financial analyst.
- Did own market development, including creating market presence in two new states; generated over 150 financings (over $1.4 billion par); interim manager of two regional offices; developed and implemented new financing products and ideas.
- Conducted financial analyses, including developing analytical software and techniques; responsible for software development and maintenance.
- Managed and trained Project Teams; developed training curriculum on fixed-income for broker training classes (“Bonds 101”).
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Evensen-Dodge Consultants Title: Senior FInancial Analysis; Asst. Vice President Department: Responsibilities: - Financial consultant on fixed-income municipal and project financings; developed and implemented conversion from timesharing system to in-house desktop computer system for financial analysis, including development of software and analytical procedures; responsible for marketing, and for training junior analysts.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1978 to 1982 Agency: City of Saint Paul, Department of Planning and Economic Development Role: Senior Planner Description: Responsible for economic development, working with financial institutions and developers
Years: 1994 to 2000 Agency: City of Golden Valley Role: Planning Commissioner, Chair of Planning Commission Description: Responsible for managing planning commission review

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: Financial consulting projects

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Alliance of Mergers & Acquisition Advisors
Turnaround Management Association
Association for Corporate Growth

Licenses / Certifications
Series 7, 79, 63, 28
Real Estate License (Minnesota)
Certified M&A Advisor (AM&AA)
Professional Appointments
Former Chairman of Planning Commission for City of Golden Valley; Founder and Co-chair, Golden Valley Community Events Fund.
Board Director for:
German-American Chamber of Commerce, Enova Illumination, and Moto-I; formerly Board Director of Carlson Alumni Association.
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 3

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served in 41 cases to date, nationwide, including five jury trials and two administrative hearings.
Training / Seminars
Academic Experience:
- Associate Professor: Saint Mary’s University; Teaching MBA and MAPA level courses in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Institutions, and Government Finance. Teaching on-line as well as on-campus. Developed new curriculum for courses in Government Finance for MA in Public Administration program and in Corporate Finance for MBA program; converted on-campus course in International Finance into on-line course; developed new curriculum in Investment Banking/M&A. Serving on two doctoral dissertation committees. Member, Faculty Advisory Council; participated in Teaching Fellowship Program.
- Associate Professor: Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota); Taught MBA level courses in Corporate Finance and International Finance.
- Adjunct Professor: Augsburg University, Minneapolis; Taught MBA level courses in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Finance; on-campus.
- Adjunct Professor: Argosy University, Minneapolis; Taught MBA level courses in Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting; on-campus.
- Adjunct Professor: Metro State University, Minneapolis; Taught BA and MBA level courses in Corporate Finance, Managerial Accounting, and International Finance; on-campus.
- Guest Lecturer at: Wright State University; St. Thomas University; Bemidji State University.
Marketing Experience
Responsible for marketing in all of his professional jobs, marketing both services and those of his employer. In many cases in markets new to Expert's company.
Other Relevant Experience
Veteran, served as Intelligence Analyst

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Advanced Beginner

Fields of Expertise

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