Ben Oehler founded Bashaw Group to assist business owners as they wrestle with the complex and inter-locking concerns of intergenerational strategic planning: family health and education, business continuity, legacy, philanthropy and liquidity.
Since 1980, Ben has been a professional advisor to private and public companies, most recently as President and CEO (1999-2007) of Waycrosse, Inc., the family office for owners of Cargill Incorporated, one of the largest private companies in the world.
An investment banker for 20 years, his transaction experience includes public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities; mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions and valuations of private companies; liquidity transactions; creation and oversight of foundations and charitable organizations; and creation and use of off shore entities. He has also played a leadership role in a number of corporate buy-outs and venture stage companies and served on many corporate and non-profit boards of directors.
He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and has completed course work at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management with a concentration in finance. He has participated in the Stanford University Directors Forum and been a member of the Northern Trust Client Advisory Board. He is currently a director of the University of Minnesota Foundation Investment Advisor, Inc.
During his career Ben was also trained and employed as a journalist, publicist and adult educator. He also received training and a decade of experience as a volunteer Stephen Minister, counseling individuals during times of transition and loss.
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