Project Team

Leadership of our Project Team 

Hannover’s team includes finance and management experts with an average of over 20 years experience each.

Don Keysser

Dr. Don Keysser, CM&AA, Managing Principal

  • Over 30 years experience in business finance, investment banking, financial analysis, M&A and economic development
  • Previously Managing Director at Dain Rauscher, and Senior Vice President (and Principal) at Miller & Schroeder Financial
  • DBA: Doctor of Business Administration (International Business/Finance); MA (Urban Planning); MBA (Finance);  Certified M & A Advisor (CM&AA); FINRA securities licenses (Series 7, 79, 63, 28) ; Minnesota real estate license
  • Member of:  Turnaround Management Association, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisers, Association for Corporate Growth, and American Council on Germany; Board director of German-American Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Global Trade Association, Carlson School Alumni Board,  and Moto-I; State Chapter Director for American Council on Germany
  • Associate Professor of Corporate and Government Finance; guest speaker at conferences, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of St. Thomas, Wright State University, Minnesota State University; author of business articles

David Cousins, Beta Partners
IT consulting and management; senior corporate sales and management consulting

Willis Eayrs, Eayrs Consulting
CVA, CM&AA: international business and M&A, based in Stuttgart, Germany; corporate valuation

Dr. Frank Herdmann, J.D., Auxilium Expatbiz
Specialist in US-EU business trade and cross-border mergers; international law; based in Berlin; joint-venture partner with Hannover

Robert Karrick, Karrick LLC
Executive leadership; turnaround; business restructuring; strategic planning

Phil Kruger, Kruger Consulting
Operations and supply chain consulting;  management

Bruce Maus, Maus Group
Real estate development and management; small-business expansion and financing

Mark McNeil, McNeil Global Law
International law and business management

Ricardo Palomo, Renewable Energy Resources
Chemical engineer; renewable energy; waste-to-energy; former CEO of firms in energy industries

Bud Sandberg, CM&AA, MCBC, CMEA
Wals & Associate

Valuations; business brokerage; financial management

Tom Waddell, Waddell Group
CEO of Waddell Group; world-wide medical device project management; deep expertise in medical device industry internationally; feasibility and market studies

Carl Graeb, Caro Salesmen
International sales, business development and marketing; offices in EU, U.S. and Asia

Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM Marketing
Research-propelled performance-based marketing

Jeffrey Ehrmann, Allume International
International marketing, sales and revenue growth; strategic and market planning for international expansion

Ken Saddler, B2B CFO
Experienced as CFO and financial consultant; business assessment services; former senior executive and corporate CFO

Affiliations

Woodbridge

Hannover is an affiliate of Woodbridge, one of the largest and most active M&A transaction intermediaries in the world. Woodbridge has 36 offices around the world, and has completed over 750 transactions since its founding in 1993. The Company uses a rigorous process of data analysis and a timeline-based auction process, accessing over 7,000 potential buyers and sellers. The Company focuses on firms with gross revenues of approximately $5M to $100M, and is industry agnostic and geography agnostic. www.woodbridgegrp.com

Auxilium Expatbiz

Hannover works closely with Auxilium, based in Berlin, Germany, in providing consulting and financing services to U.S. firms entering the EU market and EU firms entering the U.S. market.  www.expatbiz.eu

AMAA

Hannover has a close working relationship with the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (www.amaaonline.org). Don Keysser has been a guest speaker and panelist at the AMAA convention, and is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) through the AMAA, and a founding member of its International Committee.

German Chamber

Don Keysser has been on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce for several years, and has been a sponsor for several of their events.  This affiliation assists Hannover in working with U.S. firms entering the EU market and EU firms entering the U.S. market.