Senior Operating Partners

Providing strategic guidance and operating expertise.

Learn about the proven expertise behind Taureau Group’s operating partners.

Taureau Group’s Senior Operating Partners provide strategic guidance and operating expertise based on firsthand executive management experience as former owners and executives of companies in the industries we focus on. This internal capability allows the firm greater insights and executive perspective, which clearly differentiates us from other investment banking practices.

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Michael S. Erwin

Senior Operating Partner

Mike brings over 40 years of executive management and C-suite experience in a variety of industries to Taureau Group. His knowledge adds a deep level of insight and executive perspective to the proficiency of our M&A process, which sets us apart from other investment banking firms. Mike has vast experience in preparing companies for sale by adding value and developing strong buy- and sell-side strategies. Mike earned is BBA in Business Operations from the Milwaukee School of Engineering along with studying Advanced Leadership Development and Strategic Planning at Duke University.

Most recently, Mike has served as the CEO and Co-owner of Tailored Label Products, Inc. and currently serves on several boards of directors, including Midland Plastics, Inc., CDM Tool & Manufacturing Company, LLC, Sentry Equipment Corp., Creative Metal Products, Inc., Landmark Credit Union, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mike’s knowledge and experience is trusted by many businesses in our community and provides advisory work under Erwin Advisory Group.

Over his long career, Mike has earned the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, the BizTimes BRAVO Entrepreneur Award, and the United Way “Live United” Leadership award. After decades of demanding C-level roles and business travel, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy, babysitting grandkids, enjoying specialty cars, reading, and shooting sporting clays.

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Jerry Pines

Senior Operating Partner

Jerry comes to Taureau Group with extensive background in managing large distribution and manufacturing corporations throughout the United States and Mexico. Jerry earned his BS in Communications from the University of Illinois and went on to serve in various executive leadership roles for Triumph Industries, Metro Metals, and Millenia Products Group where he also served as Chairman of the Board. To add to his success, Jerry served as CEO of Metro Metals for 16 years and led the purchase and development of one of the largest independent electro galvanizing companies in the nation.

Within the organization, Jerry provides his experience and industry knowledge for strategic guidance and expertise based on his manufacturing and metal fabrication career. Because of our deep roots in that industry, our clients gain unparalleled value and guidance to better position their business within the market for success. Jerry currently provides advisory services under Ravinia Materials Group where he manages representation activities for a wide variety of manufacturing firms in the United States and Mexico. 

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Jon Moreau

Senior Operating Partner

With nearly 30 years of experience in advising businesses on strategic and financial business planning, Jon brings his private equity and financial knowledge to Taureau Group. His focus is on extending growth strategies in the North Region to support the deal team in providing expansive strategic financial support for our clients. Jon earned his BS in Accounting from Marquette University and has held various roles for public companies as well as the CFO for both privately held and private-equity-owned businesses in the heavy manufacturing, light manufacturing, foundry, construction, assembly, food manufacturing, and services industries.

Currently, Jon is an active member of Executive Agenda and on the Board of Directors for a Wisconsin manufacturer while conducting his advisory work under MoreValue Financial Consulting. His work allows him to apply financial and M&A experience to our due diligence process that works to assist private equity firms and business owners increase and realize value. Jon works to provide additional support and experience to all of our M&A transaction strategies.

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