Maximizing Value by Optimizing Risk

Over time, there is only one alternative to risk management, and that is crisis management.

Crisis management is significantly more costly, time-consuming, and disruptive.


Maximizing Value by Optimizing Risk

Over time, there is only one alternative to risk management, and that is crisis management. Crisis management is significantly more costly, time-consuming, and disruptive.

A reliable revenue stream with minimal risk is what most acquirers are looking for when setting valuations and making purchase decisions. Mature enterprise risk management programs simplify this decision for the buyer and justify an increased multiple for the seller.  Communicating with CEPA clients about the types of information required to provide effective risk oversight should be an integral part of value creation activities. Lack of a clear perspective on the five core risk domains tops most business owners’ list of unmet governance needs.

If risk and opportunity are indeed two sides of the same coin, then how an organization addresses disruptive events and market shifts can either create or eliminate long-term value. Effectively implemented risk management programs are designed to minimize deviation from expected outcomes.  Enhancing adaptive, ‘risk-informed’ governance enables CEPA team members to provide more impactful guidance and transform VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) into a sustainable competitive advantage.

This webinar is designed to provide CEPAs and business owners insight into what they should consider incorporating into their integrated risk management (IRM) programs. The program will focus on critical organizational capabilities and provide thought leadership on how to raise the entire organization’s risk IQ.  There is a clear correlation between these capabilities and the achievement of an organization’s strategic goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value, inherent and residual risks to assets that directly impact an organization’s ability to achieve its strategic goals.
  • Understand the interdependencies across business processes, corporate culture, stakeholders, and disruptive events most likely to cause deviation from expected outcomes.
  • Set a top-down strategy that promotes and rewards a ‘risk-aware’ culture


Intangible Capital: Structural


About the Rapidly Accelerate Value: The 4 C’s Series:

Begin identifying, protecting, and building significant value into your company by focusing on the four intangible capitals: Human, Customer, Structural, and Social. Through this series, attendees will be introduced to key topics that should be addressed when creating value inside of a business. The series will focus on people, process, systems, customers, and culture. The experts will introduce the various topics, conversations, and strategic questions a business owner will need to ask and address to build value.

The EPI Rapidly Accelerate Value: The 4 C’s Webinar Series is a FREE web-based continuing education presentation for EPI members and the general public. Topics for the webinars complement the EPI Value Acceleration Methodology, a process created by Christopher Snider, and taught in or at the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program. These one-hour educational broadcasts are taught by industry experts from across the nation. Review upcoming broadcasts below.



Exit planning is one of the fasting growing industries in the financial/professional services industry and EPI is committed to bringing you the best industry content, right at your fingertips! We are proud to offer hundreds of free webinars each year to keep you current on technical, business development, and special interest topics: designed to help you sharpen your skills and advance your career.

About the Presenter

Jeff Sauntry

Jeff Sauntry

CEO, Risk Neutral, LLC.

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Jeff Sauntry is the Founder & CEO of Risk Neutral, an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) advisory firm. He is a results-focused board member and senior executive in publicly traded and private firms.  As a trusted advisor, he can translate complex business challenges into actionable initiatives designed to minimize deviation from expected outcomes.

Jeff has led core operations for cyber and physical security, technology, telecommunications, and professional services organizations. He is a subject matter expert in risk management, regulatory compliance, fraud, data privacy, and digital transformation. Jeff is an innovation leader focused on value creation who believes cognitive diversity and sound corporate governance create a competitive differentiator for organizations.

An Alumni of Virginia Military Institute and the Carnegie Mellon: Chief Risk Officer Program, Jeff is a Certified Director and Cyber-Risk Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a Founding Member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of Private Directors Association and holds numerous risk, cybersecurity, and industry certifications.

Private, closely-held, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) advisory firm of governance, compliance, and cybersecurity certified professionals dedicated to helping senior executives and board members understand the impact of a wide range of potentially disruptive events.

Connect with the Presenter: Risk Neutral, LLC.  |  Website:  |  Phone: (941) 217-RISK  |  Email: Connect with Jeff