Gregory L. Gaeddert
Prior to founding B12 Capital Partners, Greg spent 17 years with the Commerce Bancshares organization, the last seven as Kansas City office manager for its private equity arm, Capital For Business, Inc. The prior 10 years were spent serving in various management roles for Commerce Bank both in Kansas City, and in South-central Kansas, serving as EVP and Commercial Group Manager following the acquisition of the Union National Bank of Wichita (1995). Greg served on the Executive Committee, as well as the Senior Loan Committee while with the Wichita bank.
Prior to returning to school for his MBA from the University of Kansas (1989), Greg also held various sales and marketing positions in the manufactured housing industry and the alternative energy industry. In addition to his operating roles and investment experience, Greg has served on the boards of numerous manufacturing, distribution, financial and non-profit entities. A co-founder and past board member of the Association for Corporate Growth chapter in Kansas City, Greg currently serves on the board of Equity Bancshares, Inc. (Wichita, KS) and several of the B12 Portfolio Companies. Greg is a 1983 graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas where he majored in Economics and Business Administration.
Michael D. Wedel
Prior to joining B12 Capital Partners Mike spent 17 years in various sales and marketing roles for Premier Pneumatics, Inc., a leading design engineering firm and manufacturer of material handling and pneumatic conveying equipment. As Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, he was instrumental in redirecting the company’s sales and marketing efforts; resulting in significantly higher revenues, higher margins and a successful exit strategy for the company’s owners through the sale of Premier in October of 2006.
Prior to Premier Pneumatics, Mike spent seven years with Eldorado Motor Corporation, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, ending his tenure as Vice-President of Sales for the traditional RV product group. Mike is a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth in Kansas City and brings hands on knowledge and operational experience to the growth objectives of B12 Capital Partners. Mike is a 1983 graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas where he majored in Economics and Business Administration.
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