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 Karen Blacik.


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.

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: 
Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.


Marsh works with clients to define, design, and deliver industry-specific risk management solutions that help them protect their future and thrive.

Irish Titan

Irish titan is a Minnesota web design, Minneapolis web development, Minnesota SEO, internet marketing Minneapolis, and Online strategy Minnesota web shop.


Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Strategic Services, Transaction Management, Project Management, Relocation Management, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Site Selection, Mission Critical Solutions, Lease Administration, and Capital Markets Services.

Eide Bailly

Eide Bailly provides 44,000 clients across the nation with core services of audit & assurance and tax, as well as expanded services, including accounting services, cost segregation, employee benefits, enterprise risk management, financial services, forensic & valuation, health care reform, international services, risk advisory services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management.


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With over 100 years of collective leadership experience serving thousands of clients throughout the US, Chartwell is the premier advisor for ownership transition solutions.

Grant Thornton LLP

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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world.

Robert Half

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PadillaCRT is a top 15 independent public relations and communications company. We use insightful strategies to help our clients develop deep connections with their audiences. Our 360-degree approach includes research, branding, marketing, advertising, design, digital, social, mobile, media relations, corporate and investor relations and crisis management.


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.


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!

Cushman Wakefield

We are a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live.

Navigate Forward

Merging Success with Significance: Our purpose is to help executives work and live with passion. When the right people are in the right seats, pursuing common cause, organizations thrive — and it all flows from leadership.


Steven Douglas Associates

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.

Vantage Financial

Vantage Financial - Your Technology Equipment Leasing Experts - provides its clients with value-added technology financing solutions based on long-term client and partner relationships built on exceptional service, creativity, and integrity. Vantage Financial is a privately held, non-regulated financial services company. As such, Vantage is able to provide extremely responsive service, creative solutions, and decisions that are based on building long-term, mutually-beneficial client relationships.



InterDyn BMI

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