Northeast Ohio


The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute is a group of local advisors dedicated to changing the outcome for middle market owners looking to grow, transition, or exit their businesses.


Chapter Purpose: The purpose of the EPI Northeast Ohio Chapter is to create a forum where the local community of professional advisors can collaborate to address unique needs of the local community; develop educational programs for business owners and professional advisors to build awareness and better prepare an owner for the successful exit of their business; develop, encourage and foster the adoption of best practices for the exit planning profession; and promote the common business interests of those business advisors engaged in the profession of exit planning.


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National State of Owner Readiness

Recent studies show that 66% of the current American business market is owned by Baby Boomers, who are set to transition over the next zero to ten years. Statistics also show that only 20% – 30% of businesses that go to market actually sell; leaving up to 80% of those without solid options to harvest their wealth and ensure economic continuity into the next generation. An owner who is “ready” with an attractive business greatly increases the odds that the business will survive a transition of hands. The question is, how ready is the national marketplace to succeed?

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Reposition Your Company –  Increase Your Value

Reposition Your Company – Increase Your Value

Learn proven methods on how to reposition your company to make it attractive for a liquidity event.

JAN 16, 2019

Northeast Ohio Networking Mixer

Northeast Ohio Networking Mixer

Join others in the exit planning community for an evening of cocktails and networking.

FEB 12, 2019

Owner Exit <br>Options

Owner Exit

Learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of the different exit options.

MAR 12, 2019

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Local Leadership




Mike Trabert
Skoda Minotti
P: (440) 605-7128

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Vice President

Vice President

Michael Ella
Key Private Bank
P: (216)689-3663

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Vice President

Vice President

Bobby Kingsbury

MCM Capital Partners
P: (216) 514-1843

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Vice President

Vice President

Eric Schwarz
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
P: (440)752-0495

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Vice President

Vice President

Steven Sneiderman
The Sneiderman Law Firm LLC
P: (440) 591-3491

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Vice President

Vice President

Amy Wirtz
Family and Business Success, LLC
P: (216) 363-1313

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