Paul Klinge

Founder and Principal

Starting his career in Chamber of Commerce management and moving into manufacturing for a number of years, Paul was involved in two successful business startups, and then founded The Lincoln Group, Inc. in 1996 to fulfill his passion to help family businesses and the communities they serve.
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Brian Wendler

Business Valuator, M&A Consultant

Brian has been providing advisory services and business valuation services to The Lincoln Group and their clients for over 20 years.  Brian is a certified public accountant who has spent his entire career assisting business brokers and M&A Advisors all across the country.

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Monty Walker

Transaction CPA

Monty is a certified public accountant that specializes in assisting closely held and family businesses develop and implement financial and estate planning strategies.  He teaches courses and seminars for several professional business intermediary organizations.

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Todd Cushing

M&A Advisor

Todd is an experienced dealmaker working the lower middle market in the Chicago area.  He is the principal of EBIT Associates, Ltd. and has been a cooperating broker on deals with The Lincoln Group since 2001.

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Larry Carlstone

Executive Leadership Advisor

Larry Carlstone is an engaged Talent and Organizational Advisor, Confidant and Coach to Presidents, CEO’s, COO’s, and Executive Leadership and Management Teams.

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Cynthia Goro

Temporary CFO / Financial Systems Advisor

Cynthia is an essential advisor to middle market companies considering selling in the near future. She effectively establishes financial systems and operational processes for accuracy, controls, and results.

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Marty Stratton

Marketing and Organization Management Advisor

Marty delivers performance marketing for sales growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction.  Marty’s experiences include leading businesses for aggressive growth, developing managers, and coaching leaders. His emphasis is in sales and marketing, customer service, operations and technology applications. He is a principal with Business Legacy, LLC and is located n Newton, Iowa.

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Frank Maassen

Manufacturing Consultant

Frank has managed and owned manufacturing and production facilities for over 30 years. His experience includes engineering, ISO recommendations, fixture and tool design, equipment purchases, quality assurance, inventory management, product development, plant layout, facilities management, and identifying cost cutting and manufacturing efficiencies.

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