Mr. Gaeddert has served on the boards of numerous manufacturing, distribution, financial services, investment and non-profit entities. He is a co-founder and principal at B12 Capital Partners, LLC and B12 Real Estate Advisors, LLC, and has been involved in the institutional investment and lending markets since 1989. Mr. Gaeddert has been a principal in three private equity funds and led direct investments in numerous operating companies employing return strategies for both the operating entity and its underlying real estate assets.
Mr. Gaeddert currently serves on the board of Equity Bancshares, Inc. (EQBK), Great Plains Ventures, Inc. (Wichita, KS), IBT Industrial Solutions (Merriam, KS – Kansas City area), as well as chairing and/or serving on the board of several of B12’s portfolio companies. He is currently an Advisory Board Member of Redguard, LLC (Wichita, KS), and a member of the board of the Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) which is based in Waterloo, Ontario. Mr. Gaeddert was also an early investor in the Microvest entities.
Mr. Gaeddert holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts from Bethel College where he majored in Economics and Business Administration.