E53: How to Make Winning Deals – Corey Kupfer

E53: How to Make Winning Deals – Corey Kupfer

Successful M&A deals begin with a deal making mindset. Find out the measures you need to take to make a winning deal. Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, deal-maker, attorney and consultant. He shares how his background in law ultimately led to his success...
E40: Sustainable Innovation | Kent Johnson – CEO, Highlights

E40: Sustainable Innovation | Kent Johnson – CEO, Highlights

Listen to the episode On this episode of Succession Stories, Laurie Barkman is joined by Kent Johnson, the fourth-generation CEO of Highlights, best known for its children’s magazine. Listen in as they explore how Highlights’ mission and values foster a...
E36: Avoiding Succession Planning Mistakes – Beth Armknect Miller

E36: Avoiding Succession Planning Mistakes – Beth Armknect Miller

Listen to the episode: On this episode of Succession Stories, Laurie Barkman is joined by Beth Armknecht Miller, CEO of Executive Velocity, to unpack the issues surrounding succession planning. This episode delivers insights how to prepare for succession by...
E26: M&A Deals and Transition Planning – Christopher Brodman, Metz Lewis

E26: M&A Deals and Transition Planning – Christopher Brodman, Metz Lewis

Listen to the Succession Stories podcast: Laurie Barkman talks deal making and transition planning with Chris Brodman, President of Metz Lewis, a law firm specializing in M&A and business transactions. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted private equity and...
E25: Launching a Startup in a 90-Year Old Company – Janet Wischnia

E25: Launching a Startup in a 90-Year Old Company – Janet Wischnia

Listen to the Succession Stories podcast: Janet Wischnia is an Owner and former CEO of her family’s 90-year old company, Thomaston Mills. In 2019, they launched an e-commerce startup called American Blossom Linens. The new venture brought the “Made In USA” commercial...