EXIT OPTIONS ANALYSIS
Business owners have multiple ways in which to exit their company. In this session we will show advisors the pros and cons of each of the seven major exit options for a business owner. All broken down into two categories of internal and external exit options. Mike DeSiato, Michael Schuster, Stu Morris, and March Soloman will walk you through real life client scenarios and explain how to get “multiple bites of the apple” from an exit.
- Learn the seven (7) basic transfer methods
- Recognize the pros and cons of each transfer method
- Determine which transfer methods you can specialize in
About the Presenters:
Learn from industry experts Mike DeSiato, Michael Schuster, Stu Morris, and Marc Solomon.
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Meet Mike DeSiato:
Mike started his career in public accounting in 1977 upon his graduation from Florida International University (FIU) with his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Soon thereafter, he went back to FIU to obtain his Master’s degree in taxation. Mike was elected the Managing Partner of his firm and led the sale of the firm to a national firm in the late 1990s. During his 40+ years in public accounting, Mike has worked with mid-sized businesses and their owners, advising them primarily on tax and financial matters becoming their most trusted business advisor.
Around a decade ago, Mike started to notice a trend emerging among his mid-sized business owner clients. More and more of his clients started to reach out to him on the issue of exiting their businesses. In response to this emerging need, Mike started to focus his attention on the issue of exit planning and obtained the necessary training and certifications to become proficient in this line of work. He achieved the CExP (Certified Exit Planner), the CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) and the CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) designations.
Since then, Mike has worked with many mid-sized business owners and their companies helping them to successfully navigate the most significant financial event of their lives – the successful exit from their businesses on terms that are consistent with their personal and financial goals.
Meet Michael Schuster:
Michael Schuster is a seasoned executive-entrepreneur and investment banker having significant experience founding, operating and exiting several businesses over the last 35 years. Today, Michael works closely with lower and middle market executives, entrepreneurs, owner/founders, and family-owned businesses identifying and optimizing well planned exits, recapitalizations, and divestitures typically ranging in revenues from $10 million to $200 million with EBITDA from $2 million to $20 million. Helping stakeholders realize a great outcome in a sell-side representation is what really provides Michael with the ultimate satisfaction in each transaction. Michael joined Cross Keys Capital’s industrial and manufacturing generalist practice in 2019 covering a broad range of industries including a concentration in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Prior experience includes, serving as a business intermediary at World Business Brokers, focusing on sell-side engagements for well-planned exits, including succession plans, retirement, partner separations, and unplanned life events. Prior to this, Michael’s career experience includes Executive Management and CFO of Super Transport, a $60 million middle market Logistics and Less-than-Truckload Freight Transportation business which he exited after twenty-five years. Super Transport was a startup which Michael helped grow to over 800 employees and 1,000pieces of equipment in seventeen facilities. Michael has also served as CEO of a nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor, as well as Managing Partner/Officer of a real estate portfolio of industrial and special use properties. The entrepreneurial skills gained through owning and operating businesses enables Michael to identify with middle market companies and entrepreneurs as an effective hands-on advisor.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Miami with a double major in Supply Chain and Logistics/Transportation. Michael is a native of the state of Connecticut and made his way down to Florida over 40 years ago. When not laser-focused on completing an M&A transaction, Michael enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife traveling around the world now that his three incredible children are following in his footsteps by leading successful careers.
Meet Ray Monteleone:
Ray Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in industries such as healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, education, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations. He held numerous directorships such as Rexall Sundown, First American Railways, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Rush Holdings, and Pointe Financial Corporation, and he currently chairs the Advisory Board of Algy Costumes and is a member of the Board for Chen, Moore & Associates, chairing the Ethics & Governance Committee.
A CPA, Ray was Partner/Tax Director at Arthur Young for the South Florida practice and consultant with Holland & Knight involved in strategic planning & practice development. Ray was VP of Global Corporate Development for Sensormatic Electronics Corporation and interim CFO. He was President of First American Railways, Chairman and Co-CEO for Loren Industries, and Deputy Commissioner, COO/CFO for the Florida Department of Education and was an officer of Laser Spine Institute.
Monteleone serves professional/civic organizations including Florida Tax Watch (member of the Board), Leadership Florida (Audit Committee), Executive Leadership Orientation Committee (Class ’02) and member of the 2017 Planning Committee, Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board, Chair of the Audit Committee and serving on the Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees, and FAU Broward Alumni Council (Past Chairman), Florida Institute of CPAs and member of the Health Care Conference Planning and CPAs in Industry Committee American Institute of CPAs, Leadership Broward Foundation (Past President), was Vice Chair of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber and current member, and member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Previously on the Board of the Broward Education Foundation (Past Chair, serving for 2 terms) and served on the South Broward Hospital District (Commissioner). Ray was named Leader of the Year by Leadership Broward, Outstanding Broward Alumnus by FAU and inducted into its Parliament of the Owls (2010), just to name a few.
Monteleone graduated cum laude from New York Institute of Technology, attended the Arthur Young Harvard Business School program, received his MBA from FAU, and he lectures at universities and professional association seminars.