Todd Carlson, Partner
Todd founded Storm Lake Capital in 2007. Prior to formalizing his investment activities through Storm Lake Capital, Todd executed many successful debt and equity placements in private companies and serves on several of their Boards. Todd is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Cadillac Casting, Inc. and 3Point Machine, Inc. Todd also served as the Chief Financial Officer and shareholder of Image Tele/Video, Inc., a privately-held tier-one video services company. Prior to joining Image Tele/Video, Inc., Todd served as Vice President in corporate banking for seven years at NBD Bank. Throughout his career he gained extensive experience in crisis management and troubled loan work-out. Todd earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College and an M.B.A from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charter holder and member of the Association for Investment Management and Research.
Alex Boosalis, Partner
Alex co-founded Storm Lake Capital in 2007. Prior to this period, Alex was a key member and equity partner in several private placements, where he played a strategic role in both the management and board-level advisory of the acquired entities. Prior to the formation of Storm Lake Capital, he was Vice-President in the Equity Capital Markets Division of both Dain Bosworth and US Bank – Piper Jaffray. His further experience lies within deal structure and valuation analysis of distressed entities. Alex has also served as a Lead Market Maker on the Pacific Coast Options Exchange where he was positioned as an independent exchange member. Alex earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charter holder and member of the Association for Investment Management and Research.
Scott Ronan, Partner
Scott is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investments, structuring transactions, leading due diligence and leading the operational efforts post transaction. In 2008, he was also chosen to lead Whitebox Automotive Holdings as their President/Crisis Manager after the company was acquisitioned by a client. Prior to joining Storm Lake Capital in 2008, Scott spent seventeen years in various manufacturing, business development, sales and marketing roles for ArvinMeritor. Most recently, he served as Program Director for Global Aftermarket Growth Initiatives. He was responsible for analyzing, developing, and implementing accelerated growth plans for ArvinMeritor’s global aftermarket business, which has sales of over $700 million. Some of his other roles include: Program Director for Axle Alliance Company (Freightliner Heavy-Duty Axles), Business Unit Director of North American Wheel Ends, Director of Marketing & Strategic Planning for Worldwide Braking Systems, and Director of New Business Development for Worldwide Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Parts. Scott received his B.A. in Merchandising Management from Michigan State University, and earned his M.B.A. in Marketing from The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Andrew Stumpf, Partner
Andrew’s current responsibilities include transaction sourcing, execution, and portfolio company management. Prior to joining Storm Lake Capital in 2007, Andrew served as Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC. His investment banking experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, shareholder recapitalizations, leveraged and management buyouts, and the private placement of senior and subordinated debt. Andrew has served clients in manufacturing, distribution, and business services, and has significant experience in the metal forming and automotive industries. Andrew has also provided valuation and litigation advisory services to Fortune 500 and middle-market companies. Prior to joining Stout Risius Ross, Andrew worked with Ernst & Young, LLP in its Assurance and Advisory Business Services group in Detroit. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.