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, DBA, CM&AA, Managing Principal

  • Over 35 years experience in business finance consulting, 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 Economic Development); MBA (Finance); Certified M & A Advisor (CM&AA); Minnesota real estate license
  • Member of:  Turnaround Management Association, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisers, Association for Corporate Growth, Board director of Enova Illumination, German-American Chamber of Commerce,  and Moto-I; Board of Advisors for Isthmus Foundation.
  • Professor for Corporate Finance at Saint Mary’s University and Lecturer at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, teaching MBA courses in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Institutions, Financial Modeling, and Government Finance; published author of journal articles

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

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

Becky Amble, Future Focus
Experienced consultant in turnaround analysis and management of firms struggling with profitability

Harlan Jacobs

Project development and management

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

Valuations; business brokerage; financial management

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

Young Bebus, VR Business Brokers

Business brokerage, commercial real estate, valuations, and M&A

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

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


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.

Hannover has a partnership with VR to work on M&A engagements, buy-side and sell-side

Don serves as the Principal Broker for VR, which is a national franchise of independent offices sharing an international data base of buyers, sellers and investors, working with small-medium size businesses.

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.

Hannover is working with Silicon Prairie, a nationally based crowdfunding portal and investment bank, specializing in equity and debt capital raises for early stage companies.

A global business management consulting service, and corporate training provider, working with international clients.

Consultants focused on metric-driven financial results to stabilize and grow manufacturing companies.