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Leadership in Minneapolis

Riveron has significantly enhanced its team based in Minneapolis. This rapid growth includes the onboarding of several new members to the leadership team, including Scott Riser, Managing Director and head of Riveron’s Minneapolis office, who will bolster the office’s specialties in transaction and accounting advisory and performance improvement services.

Joining long-time Managing Directors currently in Minneapolis, Mike Traeger and Chris Klopotek, Riser will oversee the development of the Twin Cities region through his stewardship of the local team and deepening of relationships with Riveron prospects and clients. He brings 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience to the role, most recently serving as CFO of Fiberstar, Inc. Prior to his industry role, Riser was a partner with Wipfli and Baker Tilly.

“Our new Minneapolis team has the particular mix we seek out in Riveron’s leaders and consultants,” said Kreg Nichols, Chief Operating Officer. “They have spent time in corporate leadership and in consulting, with unique experiences working with public and private companies. We understand that our clients demand and deserve immediate, personal and comprehensive attention to navigate their biggest challenges, and that is what we strive to bring in every market.”

Also joining the Riveron team in January is David Ufheil, Managing Director. Ufheil has extensive experience in accounting advisory engagements, including accounting standards implementation, transaction/IPO support and GAAP conversions. He comes to Riveron from EY and formerly was an audit partner at KPMG, which included six years on assignment in Germany.  Ufheil also has corporate experience, having served as interim controller for a division of Pentair.  Steve Manko also joined as a Managing Director this January, rounding out the leadership additions to the Minneapolis office. Manko has significant experience in the financial services industry, focusing on publicly-held companies in the banking sector and comes to Riveron from EY.