Twin Cities Metro Area


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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 Virtual Chapter Events

Let's Dissect a Buy Sell Agreement

Let's Dissect a Buy Sell Agreement

Join us and understand the basics of this vitally important document and how they can be a catalyst to help protect their clients from potentially catastrophic situations before they happen.

JUN 11, 2020


Upcoming Chapter Events

Collaboration for Exit Planners: Part I

Collaboration for Exit Planners: Part I

If you are looking for an interactive, educational, dynamic and fun session to cultivate your skills for a better bottom line, join us for Part 1: Applying the Collaboration Effect.

AUG 13, 2020

Collaboration for Exit Planners: Part II

Collaboration for Exit Planners: Part II

This session will explore impediments to collaboratory approaches from both an owner and service provider perspective, join us for Part 1: Making Collaboration Work in the Exit Planning Process.

SEP 10, 2020

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Local Leadership




Julie Keyes, CEPA
P: (763) 350-5563

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Vice President

Vice President

Shaun Simma, CPA, CEPA
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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