Leadership

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bradley baker

Brad Baker

Chairman

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bradley baker

Brad Baker Chairman

(612) 334-6301
bradley.w.baker@craig-hallum.com

Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Business

steve dyer

Steve Dyer

Chief Executive Officer

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steve dyer

Steve Dyer Chief Executive Officer Senior Research Analyst

(612) 334-6302
steven.l.dyer@craig-hallum.com

Steve Dyer became CEO at Craig-Hallum in 2020 after more than 15 years as a senior research analyst at the firm. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Governors. Mr. Dyer has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CBC and NPR; and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and numerous other publications. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Mr. Dyer was a consultant at American Express Financial Corp. He received a BA from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

kevin harris

Kevin Harris

President

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kevin harris

Kevin Harris President

(612) 334-6320
kharris@craig-hallum.com

Gustavus Adolphus College, BA History

rick hartfiel

Rick Hartfiel

Head of Investment Banking

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rick hartfiel

Rick Hartfiel Head of Investment Banking

(612) 334-6381
rick.hartfiel@craig-hallum.com

Mr. Hartfiel joined Craig-Hallum as the Director of Investment Banking in 2005. He brings over 30 years of investment banking experience focused on emerging growth companies. At Craig-Hallum, Rick has managed over 100 equity offerings (IPOs, follow-on offerings, registered directs and PIPEs) and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Rick was a Managing Director at Dain, Rauscher, Wessels — a national investment banking firm covering technology, consumer, and healthcare companies. Previously, Rick was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Hartfiel has a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeannie Sonstegard

Chief Financial Officer

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Jeannie Sonstegard Chief Financial Officer

(612) 334-6358
jeannie.sonstegard@craig-hallum.com

Partners

Mike Anderson

Institutional Equity Sales
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mike anderson

Mike Anderson Partner Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6321
mike.anderson@craig-hallum.com

University of Minnesota
BA Business/Marketing

Nathan Aslesen

Investment Banking
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Nathan Aslesen Partner Managing Director Investment Banking

(612) 334-8215
nathan.aslesen@craig-hallum.com

Mr. Aslesen joined Craig-Hallum in 2020 and is based in Chicago, IL. He has extensive merger and acquisition, strategic advisory and capital markets experience across a range of industries including industrials – manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, consumer, technology and business services. Mr. Aslesen’s client experience includes working with founder/family owned businesses, private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as larger corporations to complete corporate divestitures and sales. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Nathan was a founding member and Managing Director at FINNEA Group and was also previously with Macquarie Capital performing both merger and acquisition advisory as well as principal investing activities for Macquarie’s direct investment strategy. His transaction background is comprised of sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory transactions, capital markets transactions, and debt and equity principal investment transactions. Nathan received his BBA with a double major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Jeffery Bisson

Institutional Equity Sales
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jeff bisson

Jeffery Bisson Managing Partner Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6327
jbisson@craig-hallum.com

Gustavus Adolphus College
BA English

University of Wisconsin
J.D.

Thomas Emmel

Institutional Equity Sales
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thomas emmel

Thomas Emmel Managing Partner Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6391
temmel@craig-hallum.com

University of St Thomas
BA Business Administration

Joe Geelan

Institutional Sales Trading
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joe geelan

Joe Geelan Partner Institutional Sales Trading

(612) 334-6392
(800) 752-1471
jgeelan@craig-hallum.com

Buena Vista University

Daniel Kapke

Institutional Equity Sales
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daniel kapke

Daniel Kapke Partner Co-Head Institutional Sales Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6334
daniel.kapke@craig-hallum.com

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS Political Science

William Mitchell College of Law, JD

Alex Knopick

Investment Banking
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alex knopick

Alex Knopick Partner Managing Director Investment Banking

(612) 334-6341
alex.d.knopick@craig-hallum.com

Mr. Knopick joined Craig-Hallum in 2004 and is a Managing Director in the investment banking group. Mr. Knopick has 20 years of experience in research sales, capital markets, and investment banking and has led transactions in the consumer, technology, and healthcare sectors. Previously, Alex managed the institutional sales team at Dougherty & Company and led the integration software practice team at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

John Lipman

Investment Banking
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john lipman

John Lipman Partner Managing Director Investment Banking

(612) 334-6377
john.lipman@craig-hallum.com

Mr. Lipman joined Craig-Hallum in 2012 and has more than 15 years of investment banking experience advising growth companies in the healthcare, industrial and technology sectors.  Mr. Lipman has completed over 125 equity, convertible and debt offerings and advisory assignments for growth companies, including over 75 since joining Craig-Hallum.  Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Mr. Lipman was a Managing Director at Rodman & Renshaw LLC, and Carter Securities LLC, a firm he founded that specialized in raising equity, equity-linked, and debt capital for growth companies.  Mr. Lipman has over 20 years investing experience in small capitalization companies, and started his career in venture capital and investor relations.

Christian Schwab

Institutional Research
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christian schwab

Christian Schwab Partner Senior Research Analyst Institutional Research

(612) 334-6337
cschwab@craig-hallum.com

Christian Schwab is a Senior Research Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, where he covers the Computer Hardware, Semiconductor and Telecommunications industries. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group at John G. Kinnard, a boutique investment bank based in Minneapolis. Mr. Schwab has been recognized several times by both the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street and Forbes.com/StarMine Best Brokerage Analysts for his stock picking accuracy. Mr. Schwab received a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota.

Ryan Sigdahl

Institutional Research
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Ryan Sigdahl Partner Senior Research Analyst Institutional Research

(612) 334-6376
ryan.sigdahl@craig-hallum.com

Ryan Sigdahl is a Senior Research Analyst at Craig-Hallum Capital Group, where he covers industrial technology, specialty consumer and online gaming companies. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Mr. Sigdahl was an audit senior at Deloitte. Mr. Sigdahl holds a BA in Economics-Finance and Accounting from Concordia College and is a CFA charterholder.

Anthony Stoss

Institutional Research
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anthony stoss

Anthony Stoss Partner Senior Research Analyst Institutional Research

(612) 334-6330
astoss@craig-hallum.com

Tony Stoss is a Partner and Senior Research Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, where he covers various technology industries, primarily in the Wireless and Cable related sectors. Previously, he focused on various technology industries at EarlyBird Capital, SouthEast Research Partners/Ryan Beck and Martin Simpson Research. Mr. Stoss received his B.A. in Financial Management from St. Thomas College and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

George Sutton

Institutional Research
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george sutton

George Sutton Partner Institutional Research

(612) 334-6331
gsutton@craig-hallum.com

George Sutton is a Partner and Senior Research Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, where he covers Technology-Enabled Services. Prior to C/H, he was a Managing Director in the Research Department at RBC Capital Markets and its predecessor Dain Rauscher Wessels. Before that Mr. Sutton worked on the buy-side with First Chicago Investment Management (now JP Morgan) and First Chicago Venture Capital (now Madison Dearborn Partners). Mr. Sutton received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Charles Vacek

Institutional Equity Sales
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charles vacek

Charles Vacek Partner Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6333
cvacek@craig-hallum.com

Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Management

Jeff Van Rhee

Institutional Research
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jeff van rhee

Jeff Van Rhee Partner Institutional Research

(612) 334-6343
jvanrhee@craig-hallum.com

Jeff Van Rhee is a Partner and Senior Research Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, where he covers Software Centric technology companies. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Director of Research at Investec, an international investment bank headquartered in London. Mr. Van Rhee has been recognized several times by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com/StarMine and others for the performance of his stock picks. Mr. Van Rhee received a B.A. in Finance and Economics from Central Michigan University. He is a CFA charterholder.

David Wambeke

Investment Banking
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David Wambeke

David Wambeke Partner Managing Director Investment Banking

(612) 334-6387
david.wambeke@craig-hallum.com

Mr. Wambeke joined Craig-Hallum in 2007 and is a Managing Director in the investment banking group. He has been involved in numerous public equity financings, private placements, and M&A advisory assignments across a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Mr. Wambeke was enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as an artilleryman and military police officer. During a deployment in Baghdad, Iraq, Mr. Wambeke was wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Wambeke received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota.

James Zavoral

Institutional Equity Sales
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james zavoral

James Zavoral Managing Partner Institutional Equity Sales

(612) 334-6394
jzavoral@craig-hallum.com

University of St.Thomas
BS Business