NHMA Breakfast Breakout - Part of the New Haven Chamber Big Connect Expo - Executive Panel Session - "Realizing Your Dream"
Realizing Your Dream: Buying, Selling or Building Your Business
Accelerated Achievements LLC
Jeff Swiggett VR Business Brokers
John Turgeon Cohn Reznick
Robert Morris Pullman and Comley
Chris Lehnes North Mill Capital
Participants will reflect on how they want their life to improve over the next five to ten years and the importance of integrating personal and organizational goals. Owning a business offers freedom to leave a legacy, build a lifestyle, or seed a new career. This forum will assemble a panel of experts to address the strategies and challenges to build or sell business equity, acquire a new business, and prepare a family member to take the reins of a business. At the conclusion, participants will have an opportunity to direct NHMA to the knowledge and skill areas they would like future workshops to address in order to help them realize their goal.
Charles Reese is President of Accelerated Achievements and a 30-year veteran of the High Technology industry. A ?master of vision fulfillment,? Charles has demonstrated expertise in strategy creation, market positioning, sales, process improvement, communication, and interpersonal skills for all levels of management and leadership. His career spans marketing, sales, and engineering assignments at Ultra Electronics, Hewlett Packard, Netrix Corporation, and GTE Communications. Prior to Accelerated Achievements, Charles was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Ultra Electronics DNE Technologies, Inc. Charles earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from the Tepper School at Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Jeff Swiggett owned, ran and sold two different businesses over the last twenty-two years prior to founding the VR Business Brokers office in New Haven. He brings a wealth of experience in operating businesses from an owner?s perspective and keenly understands the issues they face. Jeff intends to bring all the professionalism that VR offers to the sales transaction process such that the office will be recognized as the premier business intermediary firm in CT. A resident of Madison for 20 years, Jeff is a big believer in the Connecticut experience.
John Turgeon is a partner with CohnReznick with nearly 35 years of professional experience. He has worked directly with leaders in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, professional services, and not-for-profit industries, helping them solve complex business challenges.
John has held numerous leadership roles both inside and outside of CohnReznick in addition to serving as a partner. He is Managing Director for four of CohnReznick?s affiliated companies? CohnReznick Benefits Consultants, CohnReznick Wealth Management, CohnReznick UIC Consultants, and CohnReznick Real Estate? all of which bring unique value to clients.