Exit Options Analysis


Exit Options Analysis

Business owners have multiple ways in which to exit their company. In this season, we will show advisors the pros and cons of each of the seven major exit options for business owners. All broken down into two categories of internal and external exit options.

Presenter Sean Hutchinson will walk you through real client scenarios and explain how to get “multiple bites of the apple” from an exit.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn (7) basic transfer methods.
  • Recognize the pros and cons of each transfer method.
  • Determine which transfer methods you could specialize in.


About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert, Sean Hutchinson, Partner, Strategic Development, and Partnerships, Ready for Next Advisory Group.

Meet the Presenter


About EPI Local Chapters

EPI Chapters bring together a local community of professional advisors to collaborate, address unique needs and topics, develop best practices, build awareness, experience valuable professional continuing education, and build their COI network with like-minded individuals within the exit planning industry and related professions. Whether you are a CEPA member of EPI or not, all are welcome to attend.  Join the next local chapter meeting or event in your area.

To learn more about upcoming events, visit www.EPINewYork.org.


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting www.EPINewYork.org.

About the Presenter

Sean Hutchinson

Sean Hutchinson

Partner, Strategic Development and Partnerships, Ready For Next Advisory Group

Meet Sean Hutchinson:

Over Sean Hutchinson’s 30 years in business, the most valuable lessons he has learned have been from business owners who generously shared their stories of success and struggle. They have allowed him to offer insights and guidance based on first-had experiences.

Sean has founded more than half a dozen companies, all of them with partners, some more successful than others. At the age of 34, Sean led a fast-growing global company and was responsible for making big decisions with big implications on a daily basis. Despite having been very green, he was hard-working and quick-learning and the firm became the largest of its kind in the world. Sean is proud to call himself the third-generation heir to his family’s 64-year-old custom millwork manufacturing business. Sean has sat in your chair many times over the years and the fact remains: he loves being an entrepreneur.

As one of the founders of RFN Advisory Group (previously SVA Value Accelerators), Sean’s primary focus is strategy and growth. He helps owners and their leadership teams to imagine what being a ‘company of the future’ looks like for them, and then helps them achieve it. Sean sees his work as transformational, not just transactional and it all comes down to getting you ready for next.

To serve clients better over the years, Sean has invested heavily in education. In addition to obtaining a master’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, he is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CMAA). Sean’s educational and professional experiences have equipped him to serve on the Board of Directors for three private companies and confidently accept opportunities to speak to owners and professional advisors across North America, whenever he is invited to do so. 

You are encouraged to reach out to Sean for any reason related to value acceleration and transition-readiness, especially if it is time for you to think big. Sean learns something valuable from every conversation with owners and consistently strives to leave them feeling the same way.