Jeremy Welsand

Chief Financial Officer

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Jeremy joined Border States as the CFO in 2011 and leads the accounting, finance, customer financial services, legal and risk management functions of Border States. Jeremy serves on the company’s Officers Council, Executive Committee and other company committees and joined the Board of Directors in 2014.

Before joining Border States, Jeremy was an audit partner in the Minneapolis, MN, office of Grant Thornton, LLP, a national public accounting firm and international accounting organization.  As an audit partner, he worked with public and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, distribution and construction industries providing their assurance service needs, such as annual audits, consulting, due diligence and transactional engagements.  Jeremy worked in London, England, from 2005-2007, gaining experience with international financial reporting standards and has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Superior in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and started his public accounting career at that time.  He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.  He is a member of both the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeremy is active with the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and the ESOP Association.  Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Employee-owned S-Corporations of America (ESCA) and the Board of Directors of the Elite Distributors Insurance Captive (EDIC).  He has previously served on several not-for-profit organizations’ boards throughout his career.