Riveron Consulting, a financial consulting firm serving middle-market private equity funds, mezzanine and senior lenders, family offices and public and private companies, has opened a new office in Minneapolis and hired Mike Traeger as Business Development Director. This opening follows the September 2014 opening by Riveron of a new office in Atlanta.
Mr. Traeger joins Riveron Principal Chris Klopotek, who has been working remotely in the Minneapolis market for more than three years.
“It’s only January, and 2015 has already been an exciting and rewarding year,” said Riveron CEO Landon Smith. “Adding Minneapolis extends our reach and presence in the Midwest – a region where we see potential for extensive growth.”
Mr. Traeger joins Riveron from consulting firm Resources Global Professionals where he was a Managing Director responsible for overall leadership of the Minneapolis marketplace including business development, recruitment and operations. Other experience includes time with Hudson Financial Solutions, Jefferson Wells International, Grainger Industrial Supply, Parsons Group, and Transamerica Commercial Finance. Mr. Traeger has a BBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Mr. Klopotek, who has been with Riveron since August of 2011, has more than 17 years of experience leading due diligence advisory engagements, both domestically and internationally. He has led over 200 buy-side engagements across the manufacturing, healthcare, service, technology and distribution sectors. His experience prior to joining Riveron includes serving as a Senior Manager of Transaction Advisory Services for Ernst & Young. Mr. Klopotek is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Accounting.
Riveron is a financial consulting firm serving middle-market private equity funds and companies growing through acquisitions. Riveron Consulting is not a CPA firm; however, most of Riveron’s principals have large firm public accounting experience. Riveron provides buy-side financial due diligence, sell-side services and post-transaction special projects. In addition to its Dallas headquarters and Minneapolis office, Riveron also operates offices in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington DC. The firm was founded in 2003 (www.riveronconsulting.com).
Riveron’s new Minneapolis office is located at 100 South 5th Street.
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