Michael Erwin

Senior Operating Partner
P: 414-465-5555


  • Planning mergers & acquisitions
  • Sell-side & buy-side strategy
  • Business growth & value planning

Mike boasts a 40-year career in executive management and C-suite experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, he served as CEO and co-owner of Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI. Mike also serves on the board of directors for Sentry Equipment Corp.; M2M Machine Group, a portfolio company of Generation Growth Capital; Creative Metal Products, Inc.; and Landmark Credit Union. He also serves on the board of directors and vice chair for ProHealth Care. Additionally, Mike serves on advisory boards for Midland Plastics, Inc., Sanborn Tube, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. He currently conducts situational advisory work under Erwin Advisory Group EAG, LLC, where he applies his management experience for M&A planning and implementation, leadership coaching, strategic planning and execution, and organizational and operational development. Mike holds over half a dozen patents within the engineering field in product and process design. 

Mike leverages his experience, adding a deeper level of operating knowledge and proficiency based on his manufacturing and engineering career. This internal capability allows Taureau Group greater insights and executive perspective which clearly differentiates the firm from other investment banking practices.


  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, BS, Management Systems
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, Honorary PhD, Engineering
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Executive Education (Strategy and Leadership)

Community involvement

  • La Casa de Esperanza Foundation, Board Member
  • ExporTech Program with Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Advisor
  • Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Chairman (Past)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, Guest Lecturer for 20+ years


  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young (two-time winner)
  • BRAVO Entrepreneur, BizTimes (two-time winner)
  • Live United Leadership Award, United Way
  • Bruce Gill Executive Volunteer of the Year Award, Waukesha County Business Alliance / United Way

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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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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