CEO Forum – 12.19.19 CEO Next

CEO Forum – December 2019   Leadership & Business Growth Series Preparing for a Successful Exit     or Succession Event: Lessons Learned   Speakers:     Jeanne Voigt, Patrick Donohue Thursday, December 19, 2019 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A St. Louis Park City Hall – 3rd floor Council Chambers5005 Minnetonka Blvd.St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Jeanne Voigt Jeanne Voigt is the founder and past CEO of MindWare. She sold her majority interest in 2003, and the company was sold again in 2013 to Berkshire Hathaway.   Patrick Donohue Patrick Donohue is the CEO of Hill Capital Corporation. Patrick’s expertise is in finance. He has over twenty years of capital markets experience including investing, corporate development, financial modeling, investment research publication and investment banking. Patrick grew up in St. Paul and currently lives in Eden Prairie with his wife Anne and three children.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceonext. Or you may call 612-348-9812 or email Mary.Matze@hennepin.us....

CEO Forum – 12.11.19 Central FL

The CEO Forum – Central Florida Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Alfond Inn 300 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured Presenter: Jason Eichenholz, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer Luminar Technologies Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser and photonics product development and commercialization. Over the past twenty-five years, he led the development of hundreds of millions of dollars of new photonics and photonic-enabled products. At Luminar he is responsible for R&D and Engineering of new products and bringing Luminar’s technology to market. Eichenholz is a fellow of SPIE and OSA and holds more than thirty-five patents on lasers and photonic devices. Eichenholz has an M.S. and Ph.D. from CREOL at the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Click here for more information and to...

CEO Forum – 11.21.19 CEO Next

CEO Forum – November 2019   Leadership & Business Growth Series Leveraging Leadership and Culture     for Greater Success   Speakers:     Richard Nazarian and Peter Bonfe Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A St. Louis Park City Hall – 3rd floor Council Chambers5005 Minnetonka Blvd.St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Richard Nazarian Richard Nazarian, CEO and chairman of the board of Minnetronix, co-founded the medical technology company in 1996 with three employees and one project. While providing both business and technical leadership to the company, he served as company president until April of 2017. He is the principal inventor on 15 patents and is the chief author of numerous papers on medical device development. Rich has led his company in the development of new and innovative medical devices such as implantable artificial heart electronic systems, cardiopulmonary bypass systems, laser imaging systems and ventricular assist devices and nerve growth stimulators.   Peter Bonfe Peter Bonfe is a second generation owner and president of Bonfe. The company was founded in 1993 by his father Wally Bonfe as a one-person operation. A family owned and operated business specializing in residential plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning, electrical, indoor air quality, and appliance repair services, Bonfe has dramatically scaled its operations to serve the entire region in many different service lines. Bonfe bases its growth and success on core values which include trust-based relationships, high ethical standards, and superior customer service.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visit www.hennepin.us/ceonext. Or you may call...

Succession Planning – “If I only…”

Succession Planning – “If I only started earlier…” A presentation today by Bill Lowman on What CEOs Need to Know About M&A and the Exit Planning Process confirmed a theme common to our recent workshop series on succession planning. Simply put, to maximize enterprise value at exit, business owners must start the succession planning process 3 to 7 years prior to an anticipated exit. For further context on succession planning best practices, I encourage our members to access the CEO Nexus media archive and view the audio/PPT presentations provided by Ryan Tansom on Understanding the Exit Framework (10.16.19), Jon Molayem on Understanding an LOI (10.30.19), Russell Slappey on Value Drivers That Maximize Enterprise Value (11.01.19), and Bill Lowman on What CEOs Need to Know About M&A (11.12.19). View Media Archive...