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HCI Webinar: Strategic Planning and Growth in 2nd Stage Companies, with Michael Vann

In this HCI Webinar, Dr. Westover talks with Michael Vann about strategic planning and growth, particularly within 2nd stage companies.

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Michael ( is the President of The Vann Group, LLC. Michael joined the Firm in 1999 and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of the Firm. Michael has over twenty years of strategic consulting and transactional advisory experience. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council,a Licensed Predictable Success Practioner and is a Licensed Facilitator of the Edward Lowe Foundation’s Peer Spectives program. He is also a member of the Lowe Foundations Strategic Integrated Growth(SIG) SWAT team which provides support to growth oriented 2nd stage companies. Michael focuses his efforts on helping owners build and realize their value by creating the framework for continuity and scalability within their organizations. Hisareas of expertise include strategic facilitation, succession/transition planning and mergers and acquisitions. He serves as a trusted advisor to the owners of companies who value his practical and personable approach and his ability to simplify complex business issues into an actionable plan. An industry generalist, Michael has successfully advised companies in a variety of industries including professional and technical services, insurance and financial services, construction, industrial services, manufacturing, and food& hospitality. As a transactional advisor, he has advised both buy-side and sell-side companies on transactions with enterprise values up to $50 million. Michael is the co-author of “Buying out the Boss: The Successors Guide to Succession Planning”which looks at succession and transition planning from the perspective of the internal acquirer. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as value building, succession/transition planning and selling a business. He is also a partner in multiple restaurants, including the Student Prince Café. In addition to his business activities, Michael is also active in the community. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Elm’s College, chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of Executive Committee and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Advisory Board. Michael is a graduate of George Mason University. He and his wife Amanda reside in South Hadley, Massachusetts and are raising two amazing daughters and one unruly puppy. The Vann Group, LLC is a multi-generational family owned business that provides strategic consulting and transactional advisory services to the owners of privately held businesses. The Vann Group is an affiliate of ROCG Americas. ROCG is an international professional services and consulting firm with offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. They are one of the only international firms specializing in the areas of strategy, finance operations and business transition for the privately owned and emerging growth enterprises.



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