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Expert Business Valuation & M&A Services

About Meritus Group Business Brokerage

Welcome to Meritus Group Business Brokerage, your trusted partner for buying, selling, and valuing businesses in the Midwest. With tens of millions of dollars in transactions closed, our experienced brokers are dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals with personalized service and professional expertise.

Experienced Brokers Committed to High-Quality Businesses

At Meritus Group, we understand the complexities of finding the right buyer while safeguarding your business, employees, and customers. Our brokers guide you through a customized transition process to prepare your business, find the right buyer, and sell with confidence.

Business Brokers in the Midwest

Certified by the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants (AASBC) and members of The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), we offer expert business appraisals and consulting services. Our credentials attest to our dedication to providing high-quality business brokerage services.


Extensive Buyer Network

Our extensive buyer network connects sellers with serious buyers. We assist in every step, from initial valuation to final negotiations, ensuring a successful transaction.


Targeted Acquisitions

Looking to acquire a business? We help buyers find the right opportunities, perform due diligence, and facilitate a seamless transaction process.


Comprehensive Appraisal Resources

Accurate business valuation and exit strategy planning are crucial for a successful sale. Our appraisal resources provide detailed insights and strategic planning to maximize your business’s value.


Meet Our Brokers

Our team of experienced brokers is dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals with personalized service and expertise.




M: (605) 376-6975

E: trevor@meritus.group

Trevor Thielke is an Owner and Partner of Meritus Group. With an exceptional track record of empowering business leaders to achieve their goals of buying and selling their businesses.

As a skilled M&A Advisor, Business Broker, Certified Business Consultant & Appraiser, he is committed to providing exceptional service in all aspects of the business buying and selling process. Trevor is passionate about helping business owners succeed and is dedicated to offering comprehensive solutions to meet their needs. He understands the complexities of business valuation and the small business market, and his knowledge and expertise are unmatched. As a Business Broker, Trevor has helped many clients increase the value of their businesses and find the right buyer.

He is also passionate about his relationship with Jesus, his lovely wife, their seven children, martial arts, running spartan races, and hiking!

Chelly Thielke, a professional business broker and M&A advisor at Meritus Group Business Brokerage, smiling in a corporate setting




M: (612) 760-4625

E: chelly@meritus.group

Chelly Thielke’s success in business is a direct result of her dedication and passion for empowering entrepreneurs and leaders to achieve their full potential. As the partner and Owner of Meritus Group, a highly-regarded M&A Firm and Business Brokerage, Chelly has made a significant impact in the business world. Her vast expertise and knowledge have enabled her to guide numerous entrepreneurs towards achieving their goals and taking control of their lives.

Chelly’s dedication to empowering others and helping them reach their full potential has made her a highly influential entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her commitment to philanthropy is evidenced by her founding of The Well Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting holistic wellness through discipleship.

Chelly’s impact-driven focus has earned her the trust of numerous businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and multi-million dollar investors. She has been featured in prominent media outlets, including USA Today, FOX, ABC, and CNBC, for her insights and expertise in facilitating transactions that yield outstanding results.

Through her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to empowering others, Chelly Thielke has demonstrated that success is not only about achieving financial gains but also about making a positive impact on the world.




M: (218) 830-2525

E: jenni@meritus.group

Jenni Viken is a seasoned business professional with over 21 years of experience in the IT industry for medical devices and pharma. Her passion for property investment and drive to learn everything about becoming a successful business owner led her to a career as a business broker, where she helps clients Buy, Build, or Sell their businesses with a comprehensive approach that covers everything from valuation to marketing, listing, negotiating, and closing the sale. As an M&A Advisor, Certified Small Business Consultant, and Business Appraiser, Jenni brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Jenni is a sought-after keynote speaker and author, sharing her inspiring journey of self-discovery and transformation. Her book “Choosing Healthy Relationships” is a powerful testament to her mission to empower women to make positive changes in their lives.

As the Business Broker at the highly-regarded Business Brokerage – Meritus Group, Jenni is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and helping her clients reach their full potential. With her unique combination of corporate experience, passion for property investment, and unrelenting drive for self-improvement, Jenni is a valuable asset to her clients.

Scott Wiyninger, a professional business broker with over two decades of experience in sales leadership, smiling confidently in a modern office setting.

Scott Wiyninger



M: (763) 300-1735

E: scott@meritus.group

Scott Wiyninger is an experienced sales and sales leadership professional with over twenty years of experience across sales, sales leadership, and channel management. Known for his servant leadership style, Scott excels in understanding client needs and translating them into actionable solutions.

His career spans retail, technology, and manufacturing sectors, providing him with a diverse business background that drives success. Scott has led over 1,500 sales cycles with both SMB and enterprise organizations, building a reputation based on trust, authenticity, competency, reliability, and care.

Holding a Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consulting from Concordia University Irvine, Scott is well-equipped to support and empower clients as they navigate business transitions. This expertise is particularly valuable in his current role as a business broker, where he helps clients acquire and successfully manage their dream businesses.

On a personal note, Scott and his wife, Alayna, actively mentor marriages in crisis and coach emerging leaders in their community. An accomplished pianist, Scott also enjoys serving in his church and spending time on the golf course with his four children.

Troy Thielke, Business Broker in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Troy Thielke



M: (715) 222-3336

E: troy@meritus.group

Troy’s career began with a notable 12-year tenure in the Army, where he advanced to the rank of Sergeant First Class and served as a Battalion Intelligence NCOIC. His military experience cultivated a deep skill set in leadership, innovation, and data analysis, which he has seamlessly transitioned into his civilian endeavors.

After his military service, Troy pursued roles that allowed him to serve communities directly, including as an EMT, a nonprofit project manager, and in several service based industries, highlighting his commitment to impactful work. His entrepreneurial spirit is evident in his ownership and management of rental properties and participation in the operation of five businesses.

As a business broker, Troy is dedicated to leveraging his comprehensive leadership background and business acumen to assist clients in acquiring and successfully running their dream businesses.

My business was a niche business and Trevor did a great job.”

He learned a much as he could about my business so that her could marketi it well. As a first time seller, Trevor helped me through the process from beginning all the way through the sale.

T. Hagan | Seller





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Navigating the complex landscape of buying or selling a business can be challenging. At Meritus Group Business Brokerage, we are committed to providing personalized, expert advice and support to make the process seamless and successful. With a team of seasoned professionals, we offer tailored solutions to meet the unique needs and goals of every client. Contact us today to discover how we can assist you in maximizing your business exit.

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