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.
Over the past twenty years Paul has closed deals in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, service, transportation, computer software, sporting goods, commercial food production and retail.  He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Iowa.  Paul has held numerous professional accreditations, including the most prestigious credential offered by the International Business Brokers Association from 2005 – 2015.  His current credentials include: Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), Certified Business Counselor (CBC), Certified Senior Business Appraiser (CSBA), and Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). Paul has also given back to the industry by serving on various professional association committees and boards, including the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries, the International Business Brokers Association, and the Cedar Valley Manufacturers Association.