A one-time information systems consultant turned her most brilliant act of rebellion into a career as a CPA, CFO, COO, and profit & value growth strategist, consulting to hundreds of clients and colleagues over the past three decades.
Martha Sullivan, Consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group, works with one purpose: to help business owners and their families build, buy, and sell strong, profitable companies that are attractive enough for someone to want to take over its ownership when the owner decides to chase their next adventure. It’s not just a transaction at that point; it’s a transformation that impacts the owner, their family, and the company’s stakeholders.
Maximizing the value and transferability of a company requires finding that right balance between its rewards and risks. Profitability isn’t enough. It doesn’t happen overnight.
It demands a conscious, disciplined effort to integrate the needs of the business, the family, and the individual.
It’s not exit planning. It’s strategic life planning.
Examples of some of Martha’s work can be found at:
In Forbes –“Royal Family’s Crisis Has Lessons For All Family Businesses” and “At Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles Provides 7 Lessons For Business Executives,” The Business Journals, In Business Magazine and Financial Advisor Magazine.
Martha’s blog can be found at In Business Magazine
In addition to her regular “Exit Stage Right” blog in In Business Magazine, Martha provides owners with business improvement insights through numerous public speaking, webinar and podcast events and contributes to articles in Forbes (links above), Authority Magazine, Forbes Finance Council, Milwaukee Business Journal, Real Simple, Journal of Accounting, and the Telegraph Herald. She was recently featured in the Exit Planning Institute’s Whitepaper “A Look Inside the Unique World of – Value Creation” and numerous podcasts.