Cory R. Wendt

Cory R. Wendt

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Cory Wendt is a director with Baker Tilly. Cory provides operational and project development consulting support to clients in energy, industrial and food process manufacturing environments. Leveraging more than 15 years of relevant experience, he helps clients manage financial analytics, optimize the supply chain, and achieve comprehensive project development for large capital expenditures.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Cory served as vice president of corporate development for a privately held renewable energy company where he was responsible for capital sourcing, project development and transfer of technology to strategic partners. He started his career as an analyst for the Chicago-based private equity firm McNally Ventures. He holds degrees in finance and management from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.

  • Advanced analytics and financial modeling: use of statistical scenario-modeling and data visualization to support the business case for the prospective expenditures being considered by the company’s ownership, board, and/or funding parties
  • Supply chain optimization: identify system wide cost savings via a new strategic siting effort, restructuring of the existing manufacturing operating environment and/or creation of a new product mix to enhance performance at a given plant and support new capital investment
  • Project development: manage projects from idea through delivery with the executive stakeholders (finance, operations, accounting, engineering). Manages the project development process and interaction of all key stakeholders among developers, lenders and the owners’ engineering teams
  • Manages rollout of emerging or existing business entities’ product, services or technology with a comprehensive come to market strategy
  • Develops offering materials and financial due diligence support with emphasis on optimal deal structure and business valuation analysis
  • Identifies capital needs and assists with sourcing of debt, equity and state or federal grant funding
  • Supports closing agreements for project and private equity offerings
  • Specializes in energy, agribusiness, dairy, food and beverage industries
  • American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI)
  • American Public Power Association
  • Brewers Association
  • California League of Food Processors
  • Center for the Return of Manufacturing
  • Grocers Manufacturers Association
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • Midwest Food Processors Association
  • National Association of State Energy Officials
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Northwest Food Processors
  • Wisconsin Dairy Products Association

Location

Wisconsin

Education

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Bachelor of Science in finance and management