“One of the stats we’re most proud of and aligned with our mission as an organization is that our clients have given over 200 million dollars back to charity. It’s great evidence of how generous and charitable entrepreneurs are, and I don’t know that they get enough credit for that… ”
In this episode, although we mainly talk about dealmaking, investment banking, exit planning, and wealth management, we also touch on a topic that not often gets discussed – empowering entrepreneurs.
This week’s guest shares his unique take on the topic by integrating personal and business planning, and taking a holistic view of the entrepreneur’s journey…
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Chris Younger co-founded Class VI in 2005 with a mission to Empower the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Sharing a passion for what entrepreneurs mean to our community, Chris felt Class VI could do a better job for business owners by integrating personal and business planning, and by taking a holistic view of their journey.
Prior to Class VI, Chris spent more than 20 years gaining experience in executive management, marketing, sales, law, and mergers and acquisitions. He is the co-author of Harvest: The Definitive Guide to Selling Your Company.
Chris was a co-founder and President of Expanets, the nation’s largest provider of converged communications solutions. During his tenure with Expanets, Chris led the acquisition and integration of 27 companies, ranging in size from $2 million to over $1 billion in annual revenues, ultimately leading to its acquisition by Avaya in late 2003.
Prior to Expanets, Chris was an associate with the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, and clerked for the Honorable Jesse Eschbach of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Chris is a graduate of Miami University and Harvard Law School and has also studied at The London School of Economics. While at Harvard, he was the Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
You can learn more about Chris and his work here:
ABOUT OUR HOST
Ken Eslick is an Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Tony Robbins Trainer, Life Coach, Husband of 35+ Years, and Grandfather. Ken currently spends his time as the President & Founder of The Leaders Lab where he and his team focus on Senior Leadership Acquisition. They get founders the next level C-Suite Leaders they need to go from being an Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing company to $100,000,000 + in revenue.
You can learn more about Ken and his team at
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