Mr. Nakken brings extensive post-close integration experience, helping to ease business transitions to new ownership by establishing continuity, improving information flow, and augmenting key implementation work streams within the finance, FP&A, treasury, and accounting departments for both private equity and large corporate clients.
Mr. Nakken has over a decade of experience working in the financial markets in support of all aspects of the sell- and buy-side process for private equity, large corporate, and middle market companies. His expertise includes cash flow forecasting, working capital management, Order to Cash and Procure to Pay process improvement, financial and operational modeling and reporting, sale preparation, financial due diligence, budget development, M&A advisory, and capital planning.
Prior to joining Palm Tree, Mr. Nakken led the Performance Improvement practice for FINNEA Group, a middle-market investment banking and consulting firm, where he developed, managed, and executed a variety of financial consulting engagements for the firm’s largest clients, including both public- and private equity-owned companies.
Prior to joining FINNEA Group, Mr. Nakken worked for Plante & Moran Corporate Finance (“PMCF”), a boutique middle‐market investment bank, where he advised on sell‐ and buy‐side transactions.
Mr. Nakken received his BA in Finance, with distinction, from the Honors College and Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he was also a member of the Financial Markets Institute.
Outside of work, Mr. Nakken enjoys spending time and traveling with his family and is a dedicated supporter of Michigan State Athletics