TKO Miller professionals are seasoned experts in mergers and acquisitions consulting. This experience differentiates our firm amongst others serving the middle market. We work tirelessly to provide big bank experience to our middle market clients.
Our staffing is unique in our industry. Your team will consist of one to two senior members of the firm working together with talented professional team members that provide analytical and due diligence support. This ensures that your transaction always has the attention of senior management.
Tim Oleszczuk, Managing Director, has over 25 years of experience in consulting and corporate finance involving diverse industries, such as construction services, telecommunications, publishing, insurance, manufacturing, retailing, information technology, and professional services. Prior to forming TKO Miller, Tim was Managing Director and General Counsel at Grace Matthews, where he worked with clients in a variety of industries. He managed the Milwaukee office of Resource Financial Corporation, where he was Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, Tim was a shareholder at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., where his legal practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and insurance law.
From his legal and mergers and acquisitions background, Tim brings a broad base of experience to managing client engagements. His practice at Grace Matthews consisted primarily of working with manufacturing and service companies, with a specific emphasis in the construction market.
Tim holds a B.B.A. degree and an M.B.A degree, both Summa Cum Laude, in Finance and Risk Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan in 1990. Tim was a Founder and served as a Director of Silicon Pastures, a network of Midwestern angel investors and strategic partners that is focused on providing capital and other services to early-stage companies with the potential for significant and rapid growth. During his career, he has also served as a Director to a number of privately-held companies.
Tammie Miller, Managing Director, has over 20 years of investment banking experience with an extensive background in healthcare, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, industrial services, and food ingredients. Prior to forming TKO Miller, Tammie was a Managing Director at Grace Matthews where she was responsible for managing transactions in a variety of industries. Tammie particularly enjoyed working with family-and-founder-owned businesses.
Tammie’s operating background developed when she acquired 8 companies to create Innovative Resource Group as part of Cobalt Corporation (Formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin). She served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Innovative Resource Group (now APS Healthcare), where she oversaw 400 employees and was responsible for $50 million in revenues.
Tammie's prior investment banking experience includes positions at Alex. Brown & Sons, First National Bank of Chicago, Kidder Peabody, and Lehman Brothers.
Tammie is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A., with High Honors, in Latin American Studies, as well as an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance, both from The University of Chicago.
Prior to joining TKO Miller, Joe served as President of Milwaukee-based Corporate Financial Advisors, LLC for 13 years and a Managing Director for a Chicago-based investment banking firm for 7 years. During his time in investment banking, he completed numerous transactions in the manufacturing, distribution, industrial, business services, and technology industries. His previous experience also includes six years with Lubar & Co, a leading Milwaukee-based private equity firm. At Lubar & Co, he was responsible for making direct equity investments including acquisitions, management buyouts, and venture capital transactions. Earlier in his career, Joe was an executive in the electronics industry, serving such companies as Intel, Raychem, and Sony.
Joe received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Joe serves on the Board of Directors of Herzing University, Novum Structures, Badger Logistics, and Titus Group. Joe is also an officer of the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin and is involved in a number of civic organizations in the Milwaukee area.
Steve Yahnke, Managing Director, has over 25 years of professional experience in the commercial lending and investment banking industries. Prior to joining TKO Miller, Steve spent 7 years at a Chicago-based Investment Bank sourcing debt capital for middle market companies. This process included placing senior debt, mezzanine capital, minority equity and/or distressed sales for companies that either were experiencing tremendous growth or were in the midst of a turnaround.
Steve began his career at Firstar (now US Bank) in the early 90’s in Madison, WI as a participant to their Management Trainee and Credit Underwriting programs. He spent a number of years underwriting middle market companies and their financing needs, including syndicated bank transactions from $5 million to $250 million in a broad range of industries.
Steve later worked for M&I Bank (now BMO Bank) and held several senior management positions in the Community Banking arena, as well as non-bank financing sources such as GE Capital, allowing him to bring in-depth knowledge, building and modeling complex capital structures.
Steve is a Milwaukee native and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree. He also has an M.B.A. in finance with a concentration in investments from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Business.
Erik Eidem, Director
Erik Eidem, Director, has 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance involving such industries as financial services, automotive, pulp and paper, medical devices, insurance, plastic and metal manufacturing, agriculture and food products, retail, chemical, and professional services. Prior to joining TKO Miller, Erik was a Managing Director at Corporate Financial Advisors, LLC where he performed services to clients related to mergers and acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring.
Prior to Corporate Financial Advisors, Erik worked at InteCap where he provided financial and econometric analysis and dispute resolution related to intellectual property, anti-trust, and other commercial disputes. Over the years Erik’s clients have ranged from start-up companies to foreign governments in a wide variety of industries.
Since 2012 Erik has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Corporate Finance at Mount Mary University’s M.B.A. program. Outside of work Erik enjoys coaching youth baseball, traveling, and tennis. Erik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics and a Master of Business Administration and Economics both from University of Umeå, Sweden. Erik is a native of Sweden and keeps a good network of Scandinavian and European companies and resources.
Nick Kozik, Vice President/Head of Sponsor Coverage
Nick joined TKO Miller in 2015. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at Grace Matthews. During his time at Grace Matthews, Nick has supported clients in a variety of industries including scaffolding, insulation, industrial services, and metal fabrication. Prior to Grace Matthews, Nick held a position at Northwestern Mutual Financial.
Nick holds a B.B.A. in Finance as well as a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Association and a Dean's List student.
Aaron Cranfill, Associate
Aaron is an Associate at TKO Miller. Prior to joining the TKO Miller team, Aaron was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, in Milwaukee. During his time at PwC, Aaron worked in the Financial Services Assurance practice for a variety of clients in the insurance, asset & wealth management, and private equity sectors.
Aaron holds a B.B.A in Accounting & Finance, Magna cum Laude, as well as an M.S. in Professional Accounting, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Aaron was a scholarship athlete on the men’s soccer team. Aaron currently serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit America Scores - Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletics Varsity Club. Aaron is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Wisconsin and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Charlie Lorge, Analyst
Charlie Lorge is an Analyst at TKO Miller. His responsibilities include supporting senior members of the firm, as well as executing M&A transactions, performing valuations, and conducting company research.
Prior to joining the firm, Charlie was a private wealth consulting intern with Altair Advisers in Chicago where he helped manage financial plans for ultra-high net worth individuals, families, and endowments. His primary duties were to assist in evaluating investment portfolios, draft investment policy statements, and analyze estate planning strategies. Charlie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in economics.
Andy Brahier, Analyst
Andy Brahier is an Analyst at TKO Miller. His responsibilities include supporting senior members of the firm, as well as executing M&A transactions, performing valuations, and conducting company research.
Prior to joining TKO Miller, Andy started his career at Bemis Company, Inc. as a Financial Analyst. His progression with the Company included both corporate and business unit financial reporting positions focused on integration during the Company’s acquisition by Amcor Plc. Andy is a C.M.A. and holds a B.B.A. in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Katie Yde, Office and Marketing Manager
Katie Yde is the Office and Marketing Manager for TKO Miller. Katie serves an integral role in the planning and execution of the firm’s sales and marketing activities. In addition, she provides administrative support and oversight of the firm’s general operations.
Prior to TKO Miller, Katie held an administration role with the largest youth sports organization in the United States. Katie has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.