Anton (Tony) J. Christianson '74 is chairman and managing partner of Cherry Tree Companies, an affiliated group of investment banking and wealth management firms in Minneapolis. Christianson has spent more than 30 years in the venture capital and private equity communities in a variety of capacities. He has also served on the Board of Directors of over 40 public and private companies. Christianson received an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Accounting from Saint John's University (1974). He and his wife, Paige, have six children and reside in Wayzata.