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: 
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

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.

Capacity - Gold Level

Capacity is an industry leader in support automation for both customers and employees. Capacity's AI-powered help desk answers more than 84% of all inquiries without human involvement. If Capacity doesn't know an answer, the question is seamlessly escalated to the appropriate subject matter expert via a ticket or live chat. Get up and running within 30 days. Learn more about Capacity.  

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.

Center - Gold Level

Center® is a complete spend and expense management solution that delivers real-time visibility and flexible spend controls to automate expense tracking.​ Center significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to submit and process expenses while giving real-time transparency, control, and insights to budget owners and the finance team.

Center was founded and built by a team of ex-Concur leadership and team members who saw the opportunity to create a better expense management experience for employees, managers, and executives. CenterCard® Corporate Credit card, powered Mastercard, integrates directly with Center Expense software, delivering real-time visibility and flexible spend controls to automate expense tracking.

On average, Center customers reduce time spent on review, audit, and accruals by 90%, improve visibility and control to reduce budget variance to 1%, and optimize expenses by 10% or more of spend vs. alternative approaches.​ CenterCard + Center Expense, expense management made easy.

Center is based in Bellevue, Washington with an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   

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!

eCapital - Gold Level

eCapital Advisors are proven problem solvers, transformation leaders, and technology experts with a mission to connect expertise and analytics to drive better business decisions. Better decisions leads to competitive advantages. We use enabling technology to build innovative Analytic and Performance Management solutions for clients across all industries, each designed to meet their unique needs.  

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!

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.   

Redpath and Company - Gold Level

Redpath helps clients make more informed decisions that contribute to their financial well-being by providing proactive, innovative, and value-driven CPA and advisory services for closely-held businesses, private equity, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. Core commercial industries served include manufacturing and distribution; construction, real estate, and engineering; and technology.

Areas of service expertise include audit and assurance; personal, business, and international tax; state and local tax; sales and use tax; and succession and estate planning. Redpath also guides clients throughout the entire business life cycle with performance optimization and process improvement; M&A advisory, including corporate and deal strategy, due diligence (financial, tax, operations, and IT), financial modeling, and M&A integration; accounting and management outsourcing; and valuations.

The firm was founded in 1971 and is 100% employee owned (ESOP). With offices located in St. Paul and White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the firm ranks as one of the top CPA and advisory firms in Minnesota.

Redpath is a member of HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.

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.

Atomic Data - Silver Level

Atomic Data is an on-demand, always-on, pay-as-you-go expert extension of the enterprise’s IT team and infrastructure, always acting in the client’s and the community’s best interest.

Atomic Data – SAFE. SIMPLE. SMART 

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.