Who We Are

1905

YEAR
FOUNDED

$100M+

UNLEVERED
ASSETS

5th

GENERATION
SHAREHOLDERS

3

GROWTH
PILLARS


POSSIBILITIES
 

1905

YEAR
FOUNDED

$100M+

UNLEVERED
ASSETS

5th

GENERATION
SHAREHOLDERS

3

GROWTH
PILLARS


POSSIBILITIES
 

Mission

It is simple. St. Martin exists to provide generational returns while preserving the legacy of its founders and contributors. The company generates shareholder value through dividend growth and legacy enhancement. Growth is achieved through diligent portfolio management and investment strategies across the risk continuum. And our legacy is enhanced through integrity, vision, execution, and resource stewardship.

About

St. Martin is a multi-business, generational company with Midwest (Iowa) and Bayou (Louisiana) roots. The company acquired thousands of timber acres in 1905—its growth fueled by energy discoveries. In the 2000s, the company began diversifying into alternative investments. Today, St. Martin is committed to creating a sustainable and resilient operating portfolio for generational growth and legacy enhancement.

Investment Focus

St. Martin is a unique acquisition platform. We look for companies like us—honest in our dealings, proud of our legacy and impact, and always innovating for the future. We are seeking small-to-middle market companies that enhance our generational portfolio, are passionate about business growth, and value stewardship.

Asset Pillars

Why St. Martin?

  • Buy-and-build, generational stewardship
  • Honest dealing, interest alignment
  • Flexible capital and equity structure
  • Cash to invest in growth and innovation
  • Rural and main street values

We are straightforward and genuine in our courtship, fair in our negotiation, efficient in our diligence, and expeditious in our closing. We respect company heritage and let leaders lead because we buy-and-build for the long-term. Our capital structure is flexible. We are not looking for a quick flip and do not rationalize people or operations. Instead, we encourage owner and management equity rolls as well as align processes and resources to achieve growth and emergent opportunities.

Why St. Martin?

  • Buy-and-build, generational stewardship
  • Honest dealing, interest alignment
  • Flexible capital and equity structure
  • Cash to invest in growth and innovation
  • Rural and main street values

We are straightforward and genuine in our courtship, fair in our negotiation, efficient in our diligence, and expeditious in our closing. We respect company heritage and let leaders lead because we buy-and-build for the long-term. Our capital structure is flexible. We are not looking for a quick flip and do not rationalize people or operations. Instead, we encourage owner and management equity rolls as well as align processes and resources to achieve growth and emergent opportunities.

Guiding Values

We do it the right way: integrity, passion, trust, honesty, and Midwest values.

Enterprise Strength

We are a multi-business enterprise, with revenue diversity and capital strength.

Employee and Community

We serve communities and employees, and we do not rationalize locations or employees.

Accelerate Growth

We are focused on growth through process and resource alignment.

Business Autonomy

We enable and empower management teams.

Ability to Close

From due diligence to closing, we have the experience and capital to get it done.

Investment Characteristics

  • Founder/limited owner
  • Legacy and heritage emphasis
  • Solid management
  • Recurring revenue base
  • Flexible cost structure
  • Leading market/brand positions
  • Growth and scaling opportunities
  • $1-$10M in EBITDA

Meet Our Team

St. Martin Leadership:

Nick Taiber

Nick Taiber

President, St. Martin Holdings

Nick joined St. Martin in 2020 as president. Prior to St. Martin, Nick led CPM Holdings’ corporate development for 16 years, focused on strategy, project management, and acquisitions. During those years, CPM revenues grew 5x, a result of organic growth and 18 operating company and asset acquisitions. Nick started his career with John Deere in factory and production systems, working in the United States and abroad. A University of Iowa industrial engineer, Nick’s interests include travel, civic engagement (including eight years on city council), entrepreneurship, architecture, and active living (he bikes, a lot). He resides with his family in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Eric Kline

Eric Kline

Financial Director, St. Martin Holdings

Eric joined St. Martin Holdings in 2018 as controller before taking over financial director duties. Eric has extensive controller and process improvement experience, working in waste management for nearly 20 years. He was also a staff auditor for the state of Iowa. Eric stays busy supporting his wife on a long-time main street venture and four(!) daughters. He is a master golfer and sports knowledge bank.
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Kristie Webster

Administration Director, St. Martin Holdings

Kristie joined St. Martin Holdings in 2014. Kristie is the ‘glue’ of the company, managing all corporate office activities, shareholder relations, and St. Martin’s real estate portfolio. Prior to St. Martin, Kristie served as legal assistant for over a decade.  She loves dogs and getting things done.
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Jeff Schmidt

General Manager, Total Maintenance Solutions

Jeff joined TMS in 2013 as national sales manager before assuming general manager duties. Jeff honed his career in logistics leadership before joining and leading TMS to record revenue growth. Jeff is also passionate about historical home improvement and hobby farming. For 20 years, Jeff has been building Schmidt farms, including full equine training and boarding programs with adjacent production of hay, corn, and soybeans.
Jason Mouton

Jason Mouton

Operations Manager, St. Martin Land Company – Louisiana

Jason joined St. Martin in 2018 before assuming full operations manager duties in 2020. Prior to St. Martin, Jason performed lead inspection duties and up to full operational management responsibilities for Schlumberger, Premier, and Spartan companies respectively. Duties involved downhole and directional permitting, reporting, testing, and analysis for onshore and offshore operations.  Jason’s passions include hunting, Bayou fishing, and Cajun cuisine.

St. Martin Board:

James Trewin

James Trewin

Mr. Trewin is both chairman of the company and past president (1995-2012). He is a retired licensed professional mechanical engineer. Mr. Trewin was a principal in Practical Building Solutions 2000, Inc., a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design firm. He was a founder of Trewin & Smith, Inc., an air pollution control systems design and manufacturing firm, and was a major subcontract manager with Texas Instruments Incorporated. Mr. Trewin holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Mr. Trewin has served the board since 1996 with focus on Louisiana operations and energy.
Cammie Greif

Cammie Greif

Ms. Greif co-founded TaxACT, Inc., an online tax software company in 1998, and acted as chief marketing officer until 2012 when the company was sold to Blucora. Ms. Greif currently manages the family’s enterprise, including 3,000-acre farming operation, investments, real estate, and alternative investments. She also dedicates her time to the entrepreneurial community. Ms. Greif serves on the boards of Mount Mercy University and Timberline Manufacturing. She holds a B.B.A. in accounting and business administration from Mount Mercy College in 1988, and is an inactive status certified public accountant (CPA). Ms. Greif has served the board since 2015 with focus on M&A and real estate.
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Charles Kreiner, Jr.

Mr. Kreiner is a senior vice president, investments, at The Kreiner Financial Group associated with UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. He has been involved in brokerage and investment security management since June 1972. Mr. Kreiner served in the United States Navy with combat experience aboard a destroyer in southeast Asia. Following active duty, Mr. Kreiner served in the United States Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Captain. Mr. Kreiner graduated with a B.A. in economics from Hamilton College in 1967 and with an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Southern California in 1972. Mr. Kreiner has served the board since 1989 with focus on investments.
Roy Poché

Roy Poché

Mr. Poché is majority owner of Superior Derrick Services, LLC, a leading design and fabricator of derricks, substructures, and drilling rigs. Mr. Poché is also 50% owner of Champion Resources, LLC, a significant office/warehouse facility. Mr. Poché has been self-employed since 1980. He graduated from St. Martinville High School in 1961 and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Poché has served the board since 2007 with focus on energy and Louisiana holdings.
Arlo Sorensen

Arlo Sorensen

Mr. Sorensen retired from the M.H. Whittier Corporation, where he last served as president and a director. Since his retirement, Mr. Sorensen continues to serve as chairman of the board of directors of the Whittier Trust Company and as a board member of various Whittier corporations and charitable foundations. Mr. Sorensen is a 1964 graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.A. in accounting. Mr. Sorenson has served the board since 1998 with focus on energy and investments.
Mike Goble

Mike Goble

Mr. Goble is phasing into retirement as president and global managing director of Diamond V. Mike’s career started with Cargill in its oil refining operations, after which took key positions with Frito-Lay and Genecor International. He joined Diamond V in 1995 leading all commercial and operational facets including rapid expansions into foreign markets. In 2018, he played a key role in ownership transition when Cargill acquired Diamond V. Mike and his wife, Vicky, live on a hundred-acre farm north of Cedar Rapids, where they raise alpacas, llamas and sheep for their fiber. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Mike is a 1985 Chemical Engineering graduate of Purdue University. Mike joined the board in 2021 and will focus on acquisitions and operational excellence.

Contact

St. Martin Holdings
115 3rd St. SE #806
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-382-8654

President & Investment Lead
Nick Taiber

319-242-3542

Shareholder Relations
Kristie Webster

319-382-8654