Tom Venner

Associate & Private Equity Coverage Lead
P: 414-465-5623


As a key team member of Taureau Group, Tom works closely with the investment banking team to assist clients in realizing their goals. With strong industry and market research skills, Tom assists with identifying the highest potential buyers or sellers, while evaluating comparable companies and relevant transactions to create confidential information memorandums and other offering materials.

Tom is knowledgeable in the underwriting and portfolio management of large corporate banking clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, real estate, dealerships, health care, and oil and gas. His experience includes financial modeling, recommending structure, analyzing performance metrics and deepening customer relationships.

Prior to joining Taureau Group, Tom had seven years of experience in the areas of credit analysis and portfolio management within the financial industry.


Marquette University, BS, Business Administration–Finance

Risk Management Association University, Commercial & Industrial (C&I) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Certified

Community involvement

  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Volunteer


  • Managed a large commercial banking portfolio, maintaining high quality and profitability.
  • Successfully pitched new businesses to the loan credit committee and delivered results to my clients by recommending an optimal deal structure.

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What our clients say

“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.
“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 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.
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.