Age, home: 60, St. Paul

Career: Grant Thornton; director of transaction advisory services since 2006; also has worked in commercial banking, investment banking and private equity

Education: Bachelor's degree, MBA, University of Minnesota; chartered financial analyst

Personal: Peace Corps volunteer in North Africa with wife, Claire, in 1985-86; two daughters, one in veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and the other an undergraduate at the University of San Diego