Key Employees – Recruiting, Assessing & Retaining Them in Today’s Competitive Workplace


Key Employees - Recruiting, Assessing & Retaining Them in Today's
Competitive Workplace

Key Employees are a common denominator in any successful business. They help grow and sustain company profits and in turn, enterprise value. They also play a vital role when owners look to exit their companies. How do owners identify, recruit and retain this high caliber talent? Particularly in a labor market that has never been more competitive.

Join us for a great program followed by a networking social! Appetizers, one beverage and parking are included.


Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of aligning company vision/culture when hiring professional leadership
  • Role of “Assessments” in making sure an owner has the right talent, in the right positions
  • Trends & design variables for effective Executive Compensation Plans
  • Integrating retention, recruitment & evaluation of key employees, into an ownership transition strategy


Meet the Presenters:

Hear from industry experts, Heather Johnson, Dyanne Ross-Hanson, and Chandler McCoy.

Meet the Presenters


Thank you to our sponsoring firms:


This meeting will be held at the Minneapolis Club with Club Entrepreneur.

Address: Mpls Club, 729 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenters

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

President: Klassen Performance Group

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Chandler McCoy

Chandler McCoy

Founding Partner & President: M&A Executive Search, LLCWells Fargo Private Client Services


Dyanne Ross-Hanson

Dyanne Ross-Hanson

President: Exit Planning Strategies, LLC


Continuing Education

This meeting does not qualify for continuing education credits:

NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact Josh Koza at