Wing Team

Our Leadership Team

Our Founding Partners and Managing Directors bring years of diverse operating experience and a unique perspective to mentor and guide our portfolio teams.

JEFF BEISCHEL // Founding Partner and Managing Director

Having served 25 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 lead energetic management teams. He has previously served as the President and CEO of Main Street Industries, 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.

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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 & CEO of KMC 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 has also worked at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business advisory division.

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RALF BOER // Founding Partner

Ralf is a retired 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 has served on the boards of several U.S. and European multinational companies and currently serves on the Board of Plexus Corporation.

DAVE DRURY // Founding Partner

Since 1989, Dave has acquired, operated and sold privately owned manufacturing and service businesses.  Insights gained through hands on management of the business sale process provides practical experience in understanding seller concerns.  Prior to 1989, Dave served as Managing Partner of the Price Waterhouse Milwaukee office.

 

He serves on the Boards of Northwestern Mutual Life, Plexus Corporation and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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 has served on the boards of numerous private and publicly held companies.