Our Team

John D. Emory Sr.


Mr. Emory provides investment banking services as Chairman of Emory & Co. Prior to co-founding Emory & Co., Mr. Emory worked in the Investment Banking Group of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, providing and directing business valuation services for over 31 years. He has performed over 1,400 valuations for companies ranging in size to over $2 billion in sales. Mr. Emory is past President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers, an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation, served two terms on the ASA's Business Valuation Committee, and is an Examiner within the Business Valuation Discipline of the ASA. He served on the ESOP Association’s Valuation Advisory Committee and as Chairman of its Subcommittee on Discounts for Lack of Marketability. He has testified in numerous court, arbitration and deposition settings, has published many articles, and is a frequent speaker on business valuation topics. He received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

You can reach Mr. Emory by e-mail at: jemory@EmoryCo.com
or telephone: 414-831-5666

   

John D. Emory Jr.

Mr. Emory provides merger and acquisition advisory and business valuation services as the President of Emory & Co. He has extensive experience, providing middle-market M&A advisory and business valuation services for over fifteen years. He is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on merger and acquisition and business valuation topics. Among other leadership positions, he serves as: a Director and Committee Member of the Association for Corporate Growth; Chairman of The M&A Forum; and a Board Member and Chairman of the Fund Investment Committee of CleanTech Partners, Inc.; He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, administered by the CFA Institute. Prior to co-founding Emory & Co., Mr. Emory worked as an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and bank financing transactions. He received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a JD cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an AB from Stanford University with majors in Economics and History.

You can reach Mr. Emory by e-mail at: jdemory@EmoryCo.com
or telephone: 414-831-5644

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Stephen S. Becker

Mr. Becker provides merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services as a Managing Director with Emory & Co. He has 36 years of experience as a business owner, senior executive and consultant on strategic business and product issues for private companies in the food industry. Prior to joining Emory & Co., Mr. Becker served as President & CEO of the Becker Food Company, Inc., a leading processor and distributor of meat and poultry products for the food service industry in the Midwest. During his tenure at Becker Food Company, Mr. Becker was renowned as a pioneer in the food processing industry. He is a past president of the North American Association of Meat Processors in Reston, VA and has served as an Officer and Director of numerous corporate, industry associations and community organizations. He is a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He received an MBA from Marquette University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Marketing and Human Resources.

You can reach Mr. Becker by e-mail at: sbecker@EmoryCo.com
or telephone: 414-831-5655

   

F.R. Dengel

Mr. Dengel provides business valuation and merger and acquisition advisory services as a Managing Director with Emory & Co. Mr. Dengel has more than sixteen years of investment banking experience providing hundreds of valuations of closely held companies and their securities. Prior to joining Emory & Co., Mr. Dengel worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in its Investment Banking Group. Prior to joining Baird, Mr. Dengel worked for three years at Price Waterhouse in Washington, DC, as a Senior Consultant in its Management Science and Economics Group. Prior to that he worked for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City as a Legal Assistant. He serves on the Board of Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and is a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee where he serves as Co-Chairman of the Military Support Committee. Mr. Dengel received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with majors in Finance and Accounting, and received a BA from Williams College with a major in Economics.

You can reach Mr. Dengel by e-mail at: frdengel@EmoryCo.com
or telephone: 414-831-5680

   

Taylor Kotke

Mr. Kotke provides merger and acquisition advisory and business valuation and services as a Senior Analyst with Emory & Co. He performs financial analysis, conducts industry research, identifies potential buyers and acquisition targets, and helps prepare information memoranda and management presentations. Mr. Kotke graduated summa cum laude from UW-Milwaukee with majors in Finance and Marketing, and a minor in Economics.

You can reach Mr. Kotke by e-mail at: tkotke@EmoryCo.com
or telephone: 414-831-5670

   
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