Jake Mende

CPA
Analyst
P: 414-465-5655

Expertise

  • Financial modeling & analysis
  • Industry & market analysis

As an Analyst for Taureau Group, Jake works closely with the investment banking team to realize the goals of clients. He performs company and industry research and financial analysis, and supports valuations.

Prior to joining Taureau Group, Jake was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC (PwC), in Milwaukee. During his time at PwC, he worked in the Financial Services Assurance practice for a variety of clients in the asset & wealth management, insurance, and private equity sectors. Jake received both his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Jake is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Master of Public Accountancy
  • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, BBA, Accounting

Professional memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community involvement

  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer

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What our clients say

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
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
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
I want to thank you again for all the hard work and support and effort your team put into making this deal happen. I know it was quite a challenge, but I believe the outcome couldn’t have been any better. Taureau Group’s professionalism, thoroughness and insight were very valuable in achieving the successful outcome we did. I look forward to staying in touch, and I invite the opportunity to work together in the future. - John Topetzes, (Former) Owner, Sanborn Tube Sales of Wisconsin, Inc.
Taureau Group got me through some very difficult times during the acquisition of our company, and I will never forget their friendship. - Peggy Lescrenier, (Former) President, Gammex, Inc.
I trusted Taureau Group with the sale of my business and was pleased with the structured process meeting my objectives to maximize value and keep the business in the community. They approached hundreds of prospective buyers in a manner that created a lot of interest yet with full confidentiality. Although this was a business transaction, I appreciated the human approach their team had as they worked closely with me and my family throughout the process and relentlessly negotiated for our benefit. - Rick Blaha, Pak-Rite, Ltd.
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.
I don’t spend much time doing references or give a lot of referrals, but have been delighted to do both for Taureau Group. Corey Vanderpoel and his team were great to work with. Smart, experienced, and good people to boot. They worked with us on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of our transaction to mindfully refine our goals and strategy. They then facilitated a very intentional process which yielded a successful outcome. Hard to ask for more with such an important matter that is one part business and one part emotion. - Alex Lawton, CEO, The C.A. Lawton Co.