Strategic Partnerships

The Twin Cities Chapter of Financial Executives International ("FEI") utilizes a Strategic Partner Program that features the expertise of select professional service organizations to further the mission of FEI and provide key resources for the Chapter’s Membership Growth, Programming, and Professional Development objectives.

For more information about the Strategic Partner Program, contact Brad Pappas at


Strategic Partners (SPs) are long-term partners that benefit by having access to FEI Members, the opportunity to showcase their capabilities and ability to provide input into the Chapter’s programming content. There are two levels of Partnership - Gold and Silver.

The FEI Twin Cities Chapter and its membership receive several benefits from the SP relationship. These include the financial and in-kind resources provided by each SP, the additional source of new member referrals from SP's and the expert input provided by SP's in developing each year’s programming and professional development meetings.

Strategic Partners are encouraged to attend and bring guests who qualify for FEI membership to each regular monthly FEI meeting. In addition, SP's are invited to participate in the chapter's programming and professional development planning sessions. SP's are also expected to abide by the organization’s Code of Ethics and the terms of any sponsorship agreements between the parties.

While the relationship is viewed as long-term in nature, each party will evaluate the benefits of the ongoing relationship each year. And, while the program has in place restrictions on the number of partners and their area of expertise, SPs do not have an exclusive position within the organization concerning the services they provide.

Current Strategic Partners: 
All Energy Solar

At All Energy Solar we specialize in turnkey clean energy system design, installation and service for commercial, industrial, governmental, agricultural and residential clientele.  Since 2009, our extensive team has designed and installed over 7,000 solar and battery storage systems for our customers, mostly right here in the upper Midwest.  With over 230 experienced professionals in the office and the field, we're well-equipped to help our regional customers - big and small - evaluate projects at any of their properties across the country. 

We are intently focused on helping educate property owners about these renewable energy systems, then delivering a quality project and a long-term, trusted partnership for the business.  Contact our team anytime to learn more, and make sure to say hi to Shayne or Michael at your next FEI Twin Cities event!


AFPI - Gold Level

From pre-press to finishing, offset to digital, online and off, AFPI offers our clients a complete range of communication solutions for every need.

Baker Tilly - Gold Level

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm dedicated to building long-lasting relationships and helping you win now and anticipate tomorrow. The Minnesota offices include more than 300 people serving clients across multiple industries including manufacturing/distribution, not-for-profit, financial services, professional services, software/technology, construction/real estate, public sector and food/beverage.

Bank of America - Gold Level

Whatever you need to thrive and grow, Bank of America is by your side with the resources, solutions and vision to see you through. Individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations turn to us for a full range of banking, investing, asset management, financial and risk management offerings. We deliver smart solutions that make it easier to do business, and the expertise to help you take on what’s next.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is Now Bank of America & BofA Securities

Barton, Walter & Krier

Results-Oriented. Client-Centered.

Headquartered in Maple Grove, MN, Barton, Walter & Krier is a full-service CPA firm providing premier accounting, tax, and consulting services to a wide variety of middle market and small businesses primarily throughout the Twin Cities metro and upper Midwest. Drawing from diverse and varied experience with large “Big Four” organizations as well as boutique accounting firms, our team of CPAs and tax professionals delivers innovative, value-added solutions for our clients through personalized attention, diligence, and breadth of knowledge.

From day one, we’ve built lasting relationships with our clients based on mutual trust and dedication to growth and long-term financial success. Our approach is client-centered. We make your goals our goals and deliver unparalleled service and support that exceed expectations every time.

Learn more about Barton, Walter & Krier. Meet our team of accounting and tax professionals and discover what we can do for your business. 

BDO - Gold Level

BDO is a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 63 offices and more than 450 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Ltd., BDO serves multinational through a global network of 1,408 offices in 154 countries.

Brown & Brown - Gold Level

We are 700+ leading risk management and employee benefits minds strong in over 30 offices across the country. We draw from a pool of unrivaled expertise, in legal, certified public accountants, financial services and claims to design a team devoted to your needs, and your needs alone. We are a single, go-to “peace of mind” super group. Say hello to your Hays!

CIBC Bank USA - Gold Level

CIBC U.S. provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions as well as cross-border banking services to clients with North American operations. We are backed by a 150-year-old Toronto-based, global financial institution with our U.S. headquarters in Chicago.  We invest in our businesses, our clients, our people and our communities.

We strive to build trusting and enduring relationships by putting our clients at the center of all we do. We use our values to guide our decisions, actions and interactions with our clients, our team members and our communities.

Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender.

Cresa - Gold Level

Cresa is the largest commercial real estate firm – both here in Minnesota and globally – that exclusively serves corporate tenants/users/occupiers of space. Because we only represent corporate clients, and not the landlord or developer community, you don’t have to worry about the conflicts of interest which are endemic to the industry.

Cresa specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services including: Strategic Real Estate Planning, Transaction Management, Project Management, Relocation Management, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Site Selection, Portfolio Solutions, Lease Administration, and Sale-Leaseback Services.

If you have a lease that’s rolling soon, have other “pain points” with your space, or simply want an objective third-party review of opportunities to improve the performance of your leased or owned space, contact us today!

Felhaber | Larson - Gold Level


The Horton Group - Gold Level

The Horton Group is an employee benefit and business insurance consulting firm with 400 employees located across the upper Midwest.  Our clients in the Twin Cities metro area work with us primarily because we are responsive, nimble and attentive to their needs on a pro-active basis.  Whether it's your employee health insurance offering or driving down cost on your workers' compensation plan, we have solutions to meet mid-market and large company needs.  We are a private, family and employee-owned firm, and not beholden to shareholders or private equity interests like most firms in our industry.  Connect with Erik Hinz (763.439.8653) at the next FEI event!  

Lakeside HR Group

Lakeside HR Group is a premier full-service HR consulting and recruiting firm connecting people and businesses through personalized services. Our boutique firm of experienced professionals specializes in tailored HR consulting services for small to midsize businesses and recruiting and expert candidate searches in all industries, positions, and states across the U.S. Our clients partner with us to find the best talent and support solutions to help their businesses thrive.  

Ledgent Finance & Accounting - Gold Level
Ledgent Finance & Accounting, a Roth Staffing Company, specializes in hiring finance and accounting professionals for contract and full-time positions at accounting firms and F&A corporate departments. Ledgent, together with our sister business lines, currently operates from more than 100 locations in nearly every major metropolitan market in the U.S. and is considered one of the largest staffing companies in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts.
Marsh & McLennan Agency - Gold Level

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America. 

MMA helps companies identify, assess, mitigate, prevent, eliminate and finance risk. Our values-driven approach facilitates growth and strengthens companies using comprehensive programs that reduce the cost of organizational risk. MMA professionals are experienced in designing detailed and complex domestic and international employee health &benefit and business insurance programs around the unique exposures faced by complex organizations. Call (763)746-8000 to learn more about MMA.
PNC Bank - Gold Level

For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.

Prouty Project - Gold Level

The Prouty Project is a 33 year-old boutique management consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning and leadership development.  We exist to creatively stretch leaders to achieve bigger goals, bolder strategies, and better collaboration.  We start with a blank sheet of paper and design a process – in a collaborative way, with our clients – to help them achieve their objectives.  In pursuit of creative thinking, our work is always experiential and engaging; we leverage music, laughter, and movement in all that we do.  We live by our values: curiosity, adventure, and generosity.  And we do all of this by leading with questions and possibilities to co-create the best solution, stretching our clients and ourselves to chart a course beyond comfort zones, and making the world a better place by contributing our time, talent, and treasure.   

Salo - Gold Level

Salo is a staffing and consulting firm that specializes in finance, accounting and human resources. They drive business success by connecting clients to an unrivaled assembly of finance, accounting and human resources professionals with a proven history of success. Their passion for problem solving has made them a leader in driving business outcomes in Minneapolis and Chicago. Let’s get solving.

Versique - Gold Level

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm that specializes in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. Our team of experienced professionals and seasoned leaders across various areas of expertise and industries have been in your shoes. We quickly assess your whole people picture and identify key elements that will take your business to the next level. 

For the past 4 years, Versique has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, and awarded a Best Place to Work in 2022 by the Minneapolis /St. Paul Business Journal. 

We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let’s find your people together. And make the best possible.

Eide Bailly - Silver Level

If you’re looking for Minneapolis CPA firms, Eide Bailly is your solution. We never stop in our quest to provide the widest and deepest array of accountancy and professional services to anyone searching for an accountant in Minneapolis, MN. Contact us if you have questions about our offerings, need any of the above services, or if you simply need a trusted Minneapolis accountant.

Oracle NetSuite - Silver Level

For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale, and adapt to change. NetSuite provides an integrated system that includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), inventory management, HR, professional services automation, and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 32,000 customers in 217 countries and dependent territories. 

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Riveron is a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, technology, and operations. We partner with our clients to elevate performance and expand possibilities across the transaction and business lifecycle. Our thoughtfully integrated, multi-disciplinary teams bring deep functional expertise, first-hand industry knowledge, and experience-based creativity and perspective to generate tailored solutions to address any challenge. Riveron is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices across the country, including the Twin Cities.

Riveron is excited to join FEI to connect, educate, and learn from financial executives from around the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. We believe the strategic visions that transform organizations often emerge from insights found when diverse thinkers are able to share and partner with each other.


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Steven Douglas Associates - Silver Level

Steven Douglas Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique search and project-based firms, has been a recognized leader in identifying and providing access to top talent for corporate clients since 1984. Our client base is industry agnostic and ranges from start-ups and emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. Our firm has offices in South Florida (HQ), New York, Minneapolis, Tampa, Orlando, Omaha, Baltimore and Seatlle.