NorthStar Capital, LLC, a Jackson MI-based investment and management services enterprise which provides growth capital, capital markets access, strategic management and management advisory support to Midwestern companies involved in light manufacturing and distribution. Through its affiliate companies, NorthStar Capital Advisory Services, LLC and NorthStar Emerging Growth LPI. NorthStar targets privately held, lower middle market operating companies involved with enabling technology, advanced manufacturing, and alternative/sustainable energy to provide direct and represented/sourced capital investment and strategic business consulting specializing in financial restructuring, profit improvement, and financial outsourcing solutions.

Russell C. Youngdahl, Jr.
Founding Partner, Managing Member

Youngdahl is a current or past director of ten companies. Below are some of the positions he has held.

  • President and CEO of Shane Group Capital Corporation, as well as the Shane Group's Vice President of Finance and a member of The Shane Group Board of Directors.
  • President of the Board of Directors of Penske Financial Services, LLC, a full service multi-national commercial finance company.
  • President of Detroit Diesel Capital Corporation, a captive finance affiliate of Detroit Diesel Corporation.
  • Vice President of Finance of Penske Transportation, Inc.
  • Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for a publicly traded (NYSE) oil and gas exploration company.
  • President of the Ella Sharp Museum Board of Trustees
  • Chairman of the Endowment Board and Investment Committee of Lumen Christi Catholic High School
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Country Club of Jackson.

Mr. Youngdahl received his BA in 1975 from Alma College and served on its Board of Trustees for 12 years. He is married and has three children.

  • Office: 517.783.5325
  • Fax: 517.783.5375
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Jeffery Hanson

Jeff Hanson has 29 years of experience leading middle market companies in management and advisory roles though all phases of the business life cycle.

He possesses exceptional financial skills including identifying wealth-creating opportunities, optimizing profits, controlling cash and aquiring credit. His accomplishments include acquisitions of existing operations, development of new stores, expansion into related lines of business and the successful divestment of the enterprise.

Prior to joining Northstar, Mr. Hanson served for 20 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a gas station franchise. His efforts helped the company grow to eight times its original size.

Mr. Hanson advised clients in the manufacturing, retail and construction industries as a CPA focusing on tax and business planning matters.

Mr. Hanson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 1982 and was designated a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.

  • Office: 517.783.5325
  • Cell: 517.204.3053
  • Fax: 517.783.5375
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