Jeff Beischel
Founding Partner and Managing Director
Gerry Schwarz
Managing Director
Ralf Boer
Founding Partner
Dave Drury
Founding Partner
Peter Sommerhauser
Founding Partner

Jeff Beischel, Founding Partner and Managing Director

Having served 20 plus years in leadership roles of various businesses and industries, from healthcare equipment to OEM component parts, Jeff has demonstrated an ability to assemble and leadenergetic management teams. He has previously served as the President and CEO of Main StreetIndustries, a privately-held diversified holding company of manufacturing companies, COO of Image Printing Systems, Inc., and worked in commercial banking at M&I Bank. When you combine his diverse operating experience with his commercial bank financing background, Jeff sees the whole picture.

Gerry Schwarz, Managing Director

Leveraging his experience in various disciplines, including new product development, marketing, operations and engineering, Gerry brings a history of developing and aligning teams to perform at extremely high levels. Gerry is the President of KMC Stampings, where he has led the company to significant growth in the metal fabrication industry. He formerly was the COO at Main Street Industries, where he led teams that launched over 25 new products within the medical/dental industry, as well as led the process to acquire and integrate various acquisitions into Main Street’s portfolio companies. He also has worked at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business advisory division.

Ralf Boer, Founding Partner

Ralf is a Partner of Foley & Lardner LLP and was Chairman and CEO of Foley from 2002 to 2011. He specializes in U.S. and international mergers, acquisitions and complex business transactions. He serves on the Boards of several U.S. and European multinationals including Fiskers Corporation and Plexus.

Dave Drury, Founding Partner

As the current President and CEO of Poblocki Sign Company, Dave has owned and operated privately owned businesses since 1989 when he left Price Waterhouse where he was the Milwaukee Office Managing Partner.

He serves on the Boards of Journal Communications, Northwestern Mutual Life, Plexus and is Chairman of the Children’s Hospital and Health System Board of Directors.

Peter Sommerhauser, Founding Partner

Peter is a Senior Partner with Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., where he specializes in mergers, acquisitions, financing and succession planning for private and public businesses and their executives. He serves on the Boards of Kohl’s Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, and other privately held companies.