West Michigan


The West Michigan 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 West Michigan 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 Virtual Meetings

This discussion will focus on Pre-Sale Seller Due Diligence and how to keep employees through the process.

NOV 24, 2020

Celebrate the holiday season and expand your network with complementary exit professionals.

DEC 10, 2020

Explore Past Meetings

Watch recent West Michigan Chapter event videos.

Leveraging SBA Loans as an Exit Planning Strategy with Mark Davis, SBA Business Development Officer, First Business Bank.


Gain insights on best practices from business owners who have experience with an ‘Internal Sale to a Key Person.’

Watch the Social Event and hear from Randy Rua, CEPA, CBA, Vice President, NuVescor M&A, about the impact of COVID-19.


Overcome the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent with a panel of industry experts.

Structure buy-sell agreements among owners of closely held businesses with Jeff Ammon, Attorney, Miller Johnson.


Prepare your leadership team for transition scenarios they make not expect with David Spitulnik, Spitulnik Advisors, LLC.


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Local Leadership




Vincent B. Mastrovito, CEPA, CBEC, CVB
Prometis Partners Inc.
P: (616) 622-3070

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Vice President

Vice President

Mark Davis

First Business Bank
P: (616) 201-7177

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Vice President

Vice President

Randy Rua, CEPA, CBA

NuVescor M&A
P: (616) 370-4047

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Vice President

Vice President

Tamara Sytsma, CFP®, CPWA®

Sytsma Wealth Strategies
P: (616) 608-3755

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Vice President

Vice President

Edward "Chip" Talen
Verspoor Waalkes P.C.
P: (616) 459-6100

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Vice President

Vice President

Paul Zaleski, MBA
Expense Reduction Analysts
P: (855) 745-6600

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