Topic: Business Capital
Maximizing the Value of Your Business
Speaker(s): Bill Stafford, Karin O'Connor, & Paul Stangl
Have you ever thought about how to maximize the value of your business or find a buyer when you reach the point where you want to sell? Do you wonder how potential buyers would evaluate your company... or how they would place a value on it? Are you concerned that you might not get the deal you deserve?
Join us for our September 21, First Business Networking Event on Maximizing the Value of Your Business with speakers, Bill Stafford and Karin O'Connor of Perimeter Advisors and Paul Strangl of Raffel Systems and Wisconsin Stamping and Manufacturing. In one packed hour, you'll get the straight story from folks who have been on both sides of the table. You'll find out how potential buyers think about value and what elements enable a business to command a premium price, and you'll leave with some concrete ideas for building your net worth...whether you decide to sell or not.
This event is sponsored by First Business Bank and offered at no cost to Milwaukee-area business owners and their senior management staff. Register online by September 14, 2010.
About the speakers:
Bill Stafford, Managing Director of Perimeter Advisors, joined Perimeter Advisors in 2010 and brings over thirty years of experience in growth company sales, marketing, and operations, as well as private equity investing. His practice focus is on assisting owners of promising mid-market companies with the planning and execution of value enhancement strategies. His creativity, insight, leadership, and bottom-line results orientation make him effective in a wide variety of industries and settings. Mr. Stafford received his BA in Economics from Yale University. He then entered the US Navy, serving both afloat and ashore over the course of four years and achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He later earned his MBA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration.
Karin O'Connor is founder of Perimeter Advisors, an advisory firm that assists owners of promising mid-market companies with the planning and execution of value enhancement strategies. She brings over twenty years of experience in growth company strategy and private equity/venture capital investing, and has been recognized for her high energy level, tenacious follow-through, and ability to quickly establish rapport with entrepreneurs. Ms. O'Connor received her BA in Finance from the University of Illinois, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also studied European history and civilization at Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria. She earned her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. She received a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter in 2007.
Paul Stangl is President of Raffel Systems and Wisconsin Stamping and Manufacturing. Prior to his current positions, he was an attorney in the securities and M&A practice at Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the investment banking group at Robert W. Baird. Mr. Stangl received his MBA and JD (magna cum laude, order of the coif) from the University of Michigan and his BS in electrical engineering (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy.