President and Managing Partner
After a long and distinguished career in the ESOP community, Sandy Paavola, Managing Partner and President, retired in January 2023.
With nearly 25 years of experience, Sandy has worked with hundreds of companies on business valuations and transitions. One of ESI’s first team members, she was instrumental in establishing the infrastructure, framework, and policies for our firm. Not only was Sandy a driving force within ESI but also within the ESOP Association’s Wisconsin Chapter serving as a chapter officer for a decade and being recognized as a national award winner for membership recruitment.
Sandy is a true leader and valued mentor to the successor team of ESI. Under the continued leadership of Craig Olinger, Toni Kildow, and TJ Genz, ESI will continue to build on the foundation instituted by Sandy.
Our heartfelt thanks to Sandy with all the best wishes in retirement!