CEO Forum – August 2021
Leadership & Business Growth Series
Zoom Video Conference
Jeff Wright, Managing Director/Principal of Corporate Finance Associates, Minneapolis
Christian Johnson, founder of Spyhouse Coffee Roasters (business sold 2021)
Tom Nardini, President and Co-Owner of Nardini Fire Equipment Company (business sold 2020)
Dominic Nardini, Chief Operating Officer of Nardini Fire Equipment Company (business sold 2020)
Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event.
Jeff Wright brings more than 35 years of entrepreneurial management experience to his work advising company owners as an investment banker. He has business experience as a company owner, strategist and leader, and this diverse background has given him in-depth insights into dozens of different industries and hundreds of companies. Wright joined Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) in 2011. CFA has 19 U.S. offices and nine foreign offices.
Christian Johnson is the founder of Spyhouse Coffee Roasters in Minneapolis with a total of six cafes and a wholesale roasting operation that serves restaurants/cafes, grocery, and e-commerce. After graduating from the U of M in Journalism, Urban Studies, and Photography, he utilized his collegiate experience by creating a brand that focuses on design to create spaces congruent with the environments of the communities each cafe serves, with quality along all facets of specialty coffee.
Tom Nardini is a second generation owner of Nardini Fire Equipment Company, Inc., which was established in May, 1949 by his father Ralph Nardini Jr.. Since purchasing the businesses in July 2000, the company has grown into a 100+ employee fire protection contractor with two offices in Minnesota and two offices in North Dakota. The business primarily serves industrial / commercial / institutional / multi-residential customers in the upper mid-west.
Dominic Nardini graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. As a third generation family member, has worked at Nardini Fire Equipment for 8 years full time. Currently holds the role of Chief Operating Officer.