Daily News: January 19, 2015

Riveron Secures Minneapolis Presence

Riveron Consulting opened a Minneapolis office and hired Mike Traeger as BDO. He joins principal Chris Klopotek, who has been working remotely in the market for more than three years on client service and delivery.

Riveron serves private equity funds, mezzanine and senior lenders, family offices and public and private companies nationwide, and helps clients maximize the value of both strategic and financial transactions throughout the business transaction life cycle, including acquisition, integration, operations and divestiture. In addition to its Dallas headquarters and Minneapolis office, Riveron also operates offices in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.

“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.”

Traeger joins from Resources Global Professionals where he was a managing director. Other experience includes time with Hudson Financial Solutions, Jefferson Wells International, Grainger Industrial Supply, Parsons Group, and Transamerica Commercial Finance.

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 spaces. His experience prior to joining Riveron includes serving as a senior manager of Transaction Advisory Services for Ernst & Young.