ABOUT AURORA BOREALIS DAKOTA

Aurora Borealis Dakota, LLC is a holding company that has extensive experience working with executives and their companies from early stages to publicly-held and/or sale of the company in the manufacturing, agriculture, technology, commercial real estate / development, and equipment rental & leasing industries.

Mike Seifert

Mike W. Seifert, CPA – President & CEO

While at Morrison Knudsen, Mike was involved in milestone projects such as the GM Saturn project, Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tampa Florida, etc. Mike managed the financial functions of “mega” projects in Texas, Virginia, and two corporate support roles at the World Headquarters, in Boise ID.

Mike returned to North Dakota to take the Corporate Controller role for Strata Corporation (Bradshaw Gravel, NoDak Construction, Red River Cement Products, etc.) in Grand Forks. He oversaw an aggressive M&A function, and overall financial responsibility, including budgetary, compliance, internal and external reporting, tax, and overall back office support functions. Also, Mike was integral in Strata’s acquisition strategy. The company grew from 125 to nearly 600 employees during Mike’s tenure. Mike’s team implemented a state of the art construction industry ERP / MRP solution built on top of a wide area network.

Mike was instrumental in the foundation and development of the UNISYS global shared services facility in Bismarck, North Dakota. While there Mike authored a REACH award for the UNISYS financial reengineering efforts he led resulting in global recognition by CFO Magazine, MasterCard Corporation and the Hackett Groupe. This facility housed the consolidation of all Accounts Payable, Fixed Asset Management, Treasury Operations, Travel and Entertainment Accounting, HR Resume support, activity which exceeded $3.5 billion in annual disbursements. Mike held an executive leadership role with Ingersoll Rand for 10 years. Mike served as the Director of Global Business Development and also was responsible for all financial activity for Global Operations (Czech Republic, Germany, France, China, Belgium and in North America – Gwinner and Bismarck, ND and Augusta, GA) for Ingersoll Rand’s Compact Vehicle Technologies Sector (Bobcat & Club Car Business Units). This responsibility scope was approximately $4 billion of Ingersoll Rand’s $11 billion global portfolio. Mike also chaired Ingersoll Rand’s new product development process and the global portfolio management team chartered with deploying a process and ERP solution to manage Ingersoll Rand’s global portfolio of R&D and Engineering programmes for all business units (Schlage, ThermoKing, Hussman, Bobcat, Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, etc.).

Mike currently consults extensively for the North Dakota Trade Office. He’s led global M&A initiatives and worked with other global professionals who assist North Dakota businesses in overcoming financial resource and production capacity constraints that limit exports. Mike works closely with globally and regionally recognized private equity firms, banks , exporters, political figures and other finance professionals including licensed custom brokers, contract manufacturers, supply chain / logistics experts and North Dakota colleges and universities. Mike was most recently recognized in Fortune Magazine in February 2011 for a $50mm JV with the Kazakhstan Government.

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