Michael Schroeder

Vice President & Owner
Debt Placement Lead
P: 414.465.5507


  • Financial modeling & analysis
  • Industry & market analysis
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Debt placement

As a key team member of Taureau Group, Michael works closely with the investment banking team to realize the goals of clients. He performs valuation analyses, constructs complex financial models, conducts industry research and works with clients to create offering materials for potential sell-side and buy-side companies. He assists with identifying the highest potential buyers or sellers, while evaluating comparable companies and relevant transactions to create pitch books and calculations of value.

Michael has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, service and distribution. His transaction experience includes developing sell-side and buy-side strategies, leading marketing processes, contacting potential targets, executing auction processes, assisting in the negotiation of transaction terms, and sourcing financing.

Prior to joining Taureau Group, Michael was a portfolio manager for a regional financial institution. He is experienced in the financial industry having worked with companies across a wide range of sizes and industries. He is knowledgeable in the legal documentation process, loan request merits and structures, and analyzing performance metrics.


  • Successfully assisted multiple organizations in achieving diversification through buy-side acquisition efforts.
  • Successfully assisted multiple organizations and business owners in transitioning operations through sell-side efforts to other corporations, private equity firms and individual buyers.


  • Marquette University, MBA
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, BBA, Finance

Professional memberships

  • Young Association for Corporate Growth (YACG), Wisconsin Chapter 

Community involvement

  • Junior Achievement
  • Make a Difference Wisconsin
  • Miracle League of Milwaukee


  • ACG Cup Wisconsin winner

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What our clients say

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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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