Strategic Partnerships

The Twin Cities Chapter of Financial Executives International ("FEI") utilizes a Strategic Partner Program that features the expertise of select professional service organizations to further the mission of FEI and provide key resources for the Chapter’s Membership Growth, Programming, and Professional Development objectives.

For more information about the Strategic Partner Program, contact Karen Blacik.


Strategic Partners (SPs) are long-term partners that benefit by having access to FEI Members, the opportunity to showcase their capabilities and ability to provide input into the Chapter’s programming content.

The FEI Twin Cities Chapter and its membership receive several benefits from the SP relationship. These include the financial and in-kind resources provided by each SP, the additional source of new member referrals from SP's and the expert input provided by SP's in developing each year’s programming and professional development meetings.

Strategic Partners are encouraged to attend and bring guests who qualify for FEI membership to each regular monthly FEI meeting. In addition, SP's are invited to participate in the chapter's programming and professional development planning sessions. SP's are also expected to abide by the organization’s Code of Ethics and the terms of any sponsorship agreements between the parties.

While the relationship is viewed as long-term in nature, each party will evaluate the benefits of the ongoing relationship each year. And, while the program has in place restrictions on the number of partners and their area of expertise, SPs do not have an exclusive position within the organization concerning the services they provide.

Current Strategic Partners: 
Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.


Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Strategic Services, Transaction Management, Project Management, Relocation Management, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Site Selection, Mission Critical Solutions, Lease Administration, and Capital Markets Services.

Eide Bailly

Eide Bailly provides 44,000 clients across the nation with core services of audit & assurance and tax, as well as expanded services, including accounting services, cost segregation, employee benefits, enterprise risk management, financial services, forensic & valuation, health care reform, international services, risk advisory services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management.


From pre-press to finishing, offset to digital, online and off, AFPI offers our clients a complete range of communcation solutions for every need.


BDO is a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 63 offices and more than 450 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Ltd., BDO serves multinational through a global network of 1,408 offices in 154 countries.

Robert Half

Premier among staffing agencies, Robert Half is dedicated to providing you professional staffing services in a variety of job markets. Learn more today.


We are 700+ leading risk management and employee benefits minds strong in over 30 offices across the country. We draw from a pool of unrivaled expertise, in legal, certified public accountants, financial services and claims to design a team devoted to your needs, and your needs alone. We are a single, go-to “peace of mind” super group. Say hello to your Hays!

Steven Douglas Associates

Steven Douglas Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique search and project-based firms, has been a recognized leader in identifying and providing access to top talent for corporate clients since 1984. Our client base is industry agnostic and ranges from start-ups and emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. Our firm has offices in South Florida (HQ), New York, Minneapolis, Tampa, Orlando, Omaha, Baltimore and Seatlle.

Vantage Financial

Vantage Financial - Your Technology Equipment Leasing Experts - provides its clients with value-added technology financing solutions based on long-term client and partner relationships built on exceptional service, creativity, and integrity. Vantage Financial is a privately held, non-regulated financial services company. As such, Vantage is able to provide extremely responsive service, creative solutions, and decisions that are based on building long-term, mutually-beneficial client relationships.

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America. 

MMA helps companies identify, assess, mitigate, prevent, eliminate and finance risk. Our values-driven approach facilitates growth and strengthens companies using comprehensive programs that reduce the cost of organizational risk. MMA professionals are experienced in designing detailed and complex domestic and international employee health &benefit and business insurance programs around the unique exposures faced by complex organizations. Call (763)746-8000 to learn more about MMA.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Commitment to our clients defines us. Your success is our focus and our passion.


For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.

Addison Group

We specialize in filling your company’s contract, contract-to-hire, or direct hire positions with professional candidates. 

Our connections — and our candidates — are second to none. We aim to make business personal again. Addison Group's exemplary leadership team has a transformative vision for the staffing industry that has led the organization from humble beginnings to nationwide success, repeatedly winning awards as one of the fastest growing private staffing firms. Addison Group also sets the bar for its workplace environment, and was recently identified as one of Chicago's Top 100 Workplaces (Chicago Tribune), in addition to various industry awards for its exceptional Client and Candidate service. Read more about our Executive Team and CEO, Thomas B. Moran.
Addison Group has enjoyed rapid growth since its inception in 1999, when a group of visionary industry leaders in Chicago set out with the simple goal of recruiting the best candidates for the best companies. With the help of its strategic investment partner, Odyssey Investment Partners, Addison Group has expanded its reach across the country through 18 offices and six core industry sectors, from Administrative to IT.
Redpath and Company
Redpath and Company helps clients make more informed decisions that contribute to their financial well-being by providing proactive, innovative, and value-driven certified public accounting services. Whether you’re a U.S. company with operations overseas or a multinational company with operations in the U.S., you need to understand the potential tax liabilities and compliance risks that come from having a global footprint. Your Redpath and Company international tax advisor will help you navigate the complex laws and minimize your tax exposure by understanding your unique business goals and strategies—and your business can continue to grow smart and more profitably.
Redpath and Company focuses on closely-held businesses, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. Areas of expertise include audit and attest; personal, business, and international tax; entity structuring; mergers and acquisitions; valuations; succession and estate planning; state and local tax; and sales and use tax. Headquartered in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Redpath and Company is 100% employee owned (employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP) and has been in operation since 1971. Redpath and Company is a member of HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.
Cozen O'Connor

Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys in 25 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

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