About St. Martin
St. Martin Holdings is over 115 years old. We are a generational company with Midwest (Iowa) and Bayou (Louisiana) roots. We are transforming from a land and resource management firm to a diversified operating portfolio. The goals of the company remain the same: to produce generational returns and support its stewardship of land, resources, employees, community and business partnerships.
Today, St. Martin wholly owns and manages two operating companies and a sizable investment portfolio (real estate, venture and passive). The company has no debt, a solid balance sheet, capable employees and an appetite for great companies. We are unique acquisition platform. We look for companies like us - honest in our dealings, proud of our product and service offerings, always innovating for the future. We are straight-forward and honest in our courtship, negotiation, diligence and closing. We respect company heritage and let leaders lead. We buy-and-build for the long-term. We are flexible in our capital structure (but averse to debt!). We encourage owner and management rolls. We are not looking for a quick flip, we do not rationalize people or operations. We align processes and resources to achieve new growth and emergent opportunities.
We prefer companies with $1-$10 million in EBITDA, superior and differentiated products and services, great management and an eye for fun and growth.
Our 'Brief' History
We serve the legacy that made it possible. St. Martin was started by twenty-two men and seven women who contributed $74,000 in 1905 to form St. Martin Land Company to buy land in Louisiana for timber interests. The company endured challenges and realized opportunities over the years. But today, the St. Martin continues to own and operate most of its initial land purchased and through the decades. The lands support farming, timber, oil wells, camp leases… but it remains mostly wet and wild.
- Nick Taiber – President (Iowa)
- Eric Kline – Financial Director (Iowa)
- Kristie Webster – Office Manager & Shareholder Relations (Iowa)
- Jason Mouton – St. Martin Land Company (Louisiana)
- Jeff Schmidt – Total Maintenance Solutions (Illinois)
Give me a reach-out
Nick Taiber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-242-3542
Board of Directors
James H. Trewin
Mr. Trewin is a director and Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Trewin 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 and served as the electrical contractor for the rebuilding of downtown Wylie, Texas. He was a founder and manager 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 has been a director of the Company since 1986 and served as President of the company from 1995 to September, 2012. Mr. Trewin holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Cammie C. Greif
Ms. Greif joined as a director of the Company in 2015. Ms. Greif co-founded TaxACT, Inc., an online tax software company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1998 and acted as Chief Marketing Officer until 2012 when the company was sold to Blucora. Ms. Greif currently manages the finances of the family’s 3,000 acre farming operation, investment securities, commercial real estate and other alternative investments. She also dedicates her time to enriching the entrepreneurial community through mentoring startups at the Iowa Startup Accelerator and other entrepreneur-related events. Ms. Greif serves on the Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Timberline Manufacturing in Marion, Iowa. She received a B.B.A. in accounting and business administration from Mount Mercy College in 1988, and is an inactive status certified public accountant (CPA).
Charles F. Kreiner, Jr
Mr. Kreiner joined the company as a director of the Company in 1989. Mr. Kreiner is a senior vice-president-investments and member of The Kreiner Financial Group associated with UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Kreiner has been involved in brokerage and management of investment securities and portfolio management of stocks, bonds and mutual funds 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, Graduate School of Business Administration in 1972.
Mr. Poché became a director of the Company in 2007. Mr. Poché is majority owner of Superior Derrick Services, LLC. The company fabricates derricks, substructures, and drilling rigs (new and refurbished) and is one of the leading fabricating companies along the Gulf Coast. Mr. Poché is also 50% owner of Champion Resources, LLC. The company has a one million square foot office/warehouse facility that sits on sixty acres. They buy, sell and rent drilling equipment. 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.
Arlo G. Sorensen
Mr. Sorensen has been a director of the Company since 1998. 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.