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-hand 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 of 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.