Twin Cities Metro Area


The Twin Cities 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 Twin Cities 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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2017 Twin Cities Metro Area 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 local Twin Cities marketplace to succeed?

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Upcoming Chapter Events

EPI TCMA <br> Owner's Forum

Owner's Forum

Ben Utecht will walk the audience through 4 elite principles that are foundational in both life and business, during the Believe in Culture™ program.

OCT 6, 2022

Business Continuity: What's the Back-Up Plan?

Business Continuity: What's the Back-Up Plan?

As a business owner or advisor to a business owner, you strategize the company’s value creation, growth plans, even its eventual transition.

NOV 9, 2022

End of Year Networking and Social

End of Year Networking and Social

We are looking forward to hosting the annual social event in-person again! Bring your appetite, enjoy heavy appetizers and a private beverage service.

DEC 8 2022


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Local Leadership




Mark Hegstrom, CEPA, AIF®,
Business Owner Succession Strategies [BOSS]
P: (952) 222-BOSS

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Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President

Julie Keyes
P: (763) 350-5563

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Vice President

Vice President

Shaun Simma
Simma Flottemesch
& Orensein, Ltd.
P: (612) 337-8117

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Dyanne Ross-Hanson, ChFC, CLU, CFP, CEPA
Exit Planning
Strategies, LLC
P: (651) 426-0848

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Chapter Administrator

Chapter Administrator

Jessica Hawthorne
Office Connection
P: (763) 208-9119

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