A key to enhancing the value of a company at exit is to first create strategies for growth. But the road to achieve this objective is not a smooth one. We’ll take a look at some common growth challenges that confront many businesses and discuss with our audience how they are experienced and addressed. Our panel consists of three diverse experts: a private equity CEO; a Principal, Practice Leader - Strategy & Business Transformation for a leading accounting/advisory firm; and a former Fortune 500 business executive who’s running a business strategy consulting practice. This panel promises an interactive discussion that will explore cases studies collected from their experiences, and the important lessons learned.
Chuck Dubois, CEO Acceleteq
Chuck Dubois is CEO of Acceleteq, a PE-backed investment company focused on acquiring and building businesses in life-sciences and industrial technologies and
Dubois Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic support to small businesses, including sales and marketing, growth, and exit strategies
Prior experience includes CEO of Environmental & Analysis Sector and Executive Board Member at global life-saving technology conglomerate Halma plc; President of Diba Industries – a manufacturer of fluid-handling components used in Life Science and Scientific Instrumentation; and Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Perma Pure, a manufacturer of highly selective separations technologies used in Medical, Scientific, Environmental, and Fuel Cell applications.
Stephen E. Ronan, Principal of Citrin Cooperman
Steve Ronan is a principal and the leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Strategy & Business Transformation Practice. He is an experience professional in the theory and execution of improving business value. Steve has partnered with a range of companies, from Fortune 100 to middle-market, to develop and implement strategies that improve profitability, create scalable businesses, and strengthen customer relationships. His projects have created over $100M in value through top-line growth and bottom-line savings. Steve’s experience includes strategic planning, process improvement, and organizational transformation. Previously, Steve owned a boutique consulting firm and was a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.
Fred Ventresca, CEO of Value Creation Partners, LLC
Fred Ventresca is CEO of Value Creation Partners, a strategy and growth consulting firm for businesses preparing for, or undergoing, a significant transformation. Expertise areas are strategy, culture, function, performance and growth. Clients range from mid-sized firms to Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries, including: manufacturing, services, construction, software and renewable energy.
Previously, Fred held Senior Leadership positions in Corporate Development, Business Development and Strategic Management with four iconic Fortune 1000 firms - General Electric, Con Edison, Schneider Electric and Osram.
He is recognized for innovative commercial excellence strategy that was adopted nationally while part of GE’s largest sales organization.