Meet the CMFG Ventures Team

Our team strives to build partnerships grounded in trust, teamwork and mutual success. We believe in investing in people, and we view our investments as a personal commitment—to our partners and to the larger community. We value genuine relationships and straightforward, transparent communication. And we prioritize curiosity, hard work and a “make-it-happen” mindset.

As a resource that offers a rare combination of start-up expertise and a deep knowledge of the financial services space—plus access to capital and resources—we are uniquely qualified to help take your great idea to a whole new level.

Our Team

Brian Kaas

President and Managing Director

Sam Das

Managing Director

Mike Kraus


Laura Sievert

Senior Analyst

Michelle King

Sales Planner

Tanya Thompson

Executive Assistant