Ann Hanna

MBA, CPA
Managing Director & Owner
P: 414.465.5537

Expertise

  • Business Growth & Value Planning
  • Executing Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Leadership

Ann has a proven track record leading successful merger and acquisition projects for middle-market companies. Her distinctive background includes more than 20 years of C-level management experience, including involvement in multiple corporate start-ups.

As managing director and owner of Taureau Group, Ann was instrumental in guiding the firm’s intentional evolution. From its roots within a regional CPA firm, she reinvented the M&A practice to create a true boutique investment banking practice. Today, the firm is a fully independent investment banking firm that upholds a relentless drive to realize the best outcomes for clients.

Ann is a licensed investment banker and real estate broker with extensive operational experience as owner of several successful businesses. Her background also includes corporate work for General Motors and Shell Oil.

Accomplishments

  • More than 50 presentations to local and state-wide organizations, including the Wisconsin Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Manufacturing Matters conference and several CEO roundtables.

Education

  • California State University, MBA, Finance/Corporate Taxation
  • University of Colorado, BS, Accounting/Finance
  • Wisconsin Real Estate Broker, Licensed
  • Certified Public Accountant, California and Wisconsin
  • Licensed Securities Representative (Series 63 and 79)

Professional memberships

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Board Member
  • The Executive Committee, Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Exit Planning Institute, Wisconsin Chapter, Former Founding Member
  • Wisconsin Early Stage Fund, Former Advisor
  • Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs Greater Milwaukee, Former Founding Member

Community organizations

  • Alverno College MBA Program, Speaker & Panelist
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Former Finance Committee
  • BizStarts Milwaukee, Board of Directors and Venture Track Advisor

Awards

  • 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award – Enterprising Women Magazine

 

THE ART OF DEALMAKING: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANN HANNA
Ann discusses the challenges of working with multi-generational families and how to bridge the differences. Watch the interview>>

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What our clients say

"Working with their M&A team, was not only effective but pleasant and informative. I realized how important their extreme detail, responsiveness and warm personalities were, which I believe was the recipe needed in making this all come together." - Steve Mirecki, President, Color Craft Graphic Arts
“Choosing Taureau Group to help me find an investment partner was the best decision I could have made...I’m grateful to have found the perfect team, giving my company and me the perfect solution.” - Steve Mirecki, President, Color Craft Graphic Arts
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you once again for playing an integral part in the success of this transaction. I was thoroughly impressed from day one with your level of professionalism and the detail provided by the team at Taureau throughout the M&A process. It was a true pleasure working with you and I look forward to the potential opportunity of doing so again in the future. - Matthew Doran, President & CEO, Anstadt Communications
“It was a pleasure working on our project with Ann Hanna and Mike Schroeder of Taureau Group. It was truly a very professional experience.” - Guy Bradshaw, Founder, Chairman, CEO, Bradshaw Medical, Inc.
“With their dedication to the project and timely, organized communication, it was easy to partner with Taureau Group and we’d happily refer them to anyone looking for acquisition help.” - Lisa Reardon, President, CEO and Chairman , OwnersEdge, Inc.