22 Dec 2021

Retirement good wishes to Brad Mayer and a big welcome to Dane Boeckermann as the new MGI Worldwide Key Contact

MGI Worldwide friends and colleagues from around the world wish long-standing member Brad Mayer, from Boeckermann Grafstrom & Mayer (BGM), all the best on his recent retirement and welcome firm Principal and President, Dane Boeckermann as the new MGI Worldwide Key Contact.

Having stepped down from his role as Co-Founder, Principal & Board Member earlier in the year, MGI Worldwide would like to take this opportunity to wish Brad Mayer of Boeckermann Grafstrom & Mayer, Minnesota, USA, a very happy retirement! While he will be sorely missed, it’s with great pleasure that we share well wishes from around the world to mark his long career and involvement in the life of our network.

Members of MGI Worldwide global accounting network for almost 30 years, BGM – and in particular Brad and his wife Barbara – have been a regular presence at Regional and Global meetings for several decades. 

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“Brad Mayer and his wife Barbara have been devoted members. I don’t think they have ever missed a North America conference as long as I have been associated with MGI Worldwide.”

Joe Tarasco, Regional Director MGI North America 

Brad was always keen to be the first person the firm’s clients called when they had an opportunity or problem. He counts himself blessed to have worked with very talented clients and associates with great business acumen, excellent vision and strategy, and strong leadership. His passion for being there for people helped build BGM into the successful firm it is today.

Friends and colleagues mark the occasion with a short video

Memories and best wishes

Friends and colleagues from around the world look back on some of their fondest ‘Brad and Barb’ memories and wish them all the best for the future.



“Brad will be sorely missed. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the time I’ve spent with him in various locations around the world on our MGI trips. I thank him for everything he has done for MGI Worldwide over the years.”

Roger Isaacs, Milsted Langdon, UK


“One of my memories of Brad and Barbara is in Chile, when we spent one wonderful afternoon in the wine region tasting some amazing reds.”

Matt Moy, MGI Sydney, Australia


“I remember meeting you and Barb in London in 2000 at the UK2K conference for the first time and we’ve met many times since in many different places around the world.”

Jonathan Farrow, MGI Midgley Snelling, UK


“I really enjoyed collaborating with Brad over the years, seeing him and Barbara all over the world and hearing their success stories about what he and his partners have done with their firm.”

Ken Ray, Kirsch Kohn & Bridge, CA, USA


“I would like to wish you everything of the very best for your retirement. It was certainly a pleasure and a joy to always meet you at these meetings.”

Arthur Baguley, MGI Bass Gordon, South Africa.


“I want to express my sincere appreciation to Brad for always being an enthusiastic leader in MGI Worldwide activities. But I specially want to thank him for his friendship and Barbara’s, for whom I also hold great affection.”

Rafael Castellanos Perez, MGI Bargalló, Cardoso y Asociados, Mexico.

dane-boeckerman.png Looking to the future

Taking over from Brad as new Key Contact for MGI Worldwide, we would like to welcome Dane Boeckermann, Principal and President at BGM. Dane’s expertise is in working with family-owned, closely-held businesses and venture capital owned companies. He looks forward to continuing to lead the firm forward.

About BGM Group

BGM aims to comprehensively serve clients in a wide variety of areas and to meet their ever-changing needs. The affiliated companies of the BGM Group offer creative business, financial, technology, and legal solutions. Guided by a unified set of values, a shared commitment to excellence, and an entrepreneurial approach, the BGM Group of companies deliver a suite of services to complement their clients’ goals and address their needs—all in one place. 

Find out more about the firm’s remarkable story of growth from a traditional accounting firm founded in 1982, into a group of companies known as the BGM Group by watching a recording of the recent Inspiring Stories talk in which the firm talked candidly about “Lessons We’ve Learned by Growing Our Firm and Evolving Our Business Model.”

You may also visit the firm’s profile page or on their website. 

MGI Worldwide would once again like wish Brad Mayer a very happy and healthy retirement.


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