What M&A Lawyers Want CEOs to Know About Selling Their Companies

My Guest Mario Nigro is one of Canada’s preeminent M&A lawyers, and currently serves as a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity & Venture Capital Groups at Stikeman Elliot based out of Toronto. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, complex corporate reorganizations, and general business law. Mario has extensive experienceContinue reading “What M&A Lawyers Want CEOs to Know About Selling Their Companies”

Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company

Listen to This Blog Post “Trying to drink from a firehose” is a common expression that is often used to describe a situation in which one has a difficult time processing an overwhelming amount of information within a given period of time. This certainly described my own experience, when in 2014 I became the CEOContinue reading “Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company”

Rich Manders: Lessons from Founding, Growing, Buying, Selling, Coaching, and Investing in SMBs

My Guest Rich Manders Co-Founded and led iAutomation, a Massachusetts-based machine control and automation company, and grew the business from $0 to $90M in sales with 180 employees. After selling that business to The Riverside Company (a leading global Private Equity firm), Rich stayed on with the business, and alongside his partners at Riverside, grewContinue reading “Rich Manders: Lessons from Founding, Growing, Buying, Selling, Coaching, and Investing in SMBs”

Why Your Company Needs a Set of Core Values (or Why Yours May Not be Having an Impact)

Listen To This Blog Post Particularly in my early years as a CEO, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes whenever somebody suggested that I needed to codify and publish a set of core values for my company. Weren’t core values the tired, hollow, and meaningless platitudes that companies created simply because they felt theyContinue reading “Why Your Company Needs a Set of Core Values (or Why Yours May Not be Having an Impact)”

Building and Managing a World Class Product Management Discipline

My Guest Rich Mironov is one of North America’s preeminent Product Management thought leaders. He has spent 40 years in the software industry in numerous capacities, and currently acts as a Coach, Consultant, and Interim Executive for CEOs and Heads of Product across Canada and the United States, advising them on a diverse range ofContinue reading “Building and Managing a World Class Product Management Discipline”

Busting the Biggest Myth About Selling Your Business

Listen to This Blog Post The entrepreneurial journey is full of innumerable risks: Your largest customers can leave at any time, and for any reason. The market may change faster than your company’s ability to adapt. Your largest supplier may decide to cut you out of the value chain and simply build your product themselves.Continue reading “Busting the Biggest Myth About Selling Your Business”

Understanding and Managing The Psychological Toll of Being an Entrepreneur or CEO

My Guest Dr. Eliana Cohen is an entrepreneur and Clinical Psychologist who runs her own practice, integrating performance psychology, strategy, emotional intelligence, and knowledge of neuroplasticity and the brain to serve her various clients. She has worked with countless entrepreneurs, business owners, and CEOs in her practice, and is passionate about discussing the psychological realitiesContinue reading “Understanding and Managing The Psychological Toll of Being an Entrepreneur or CEO”

Lessons in Managing My Own Psychology

Listen to This Blog Post: Ben Horowitz, the world-renowned Venture Capitalist and co-founder of Andreesen Horowitz, said it best when he said: “By far the most difficult skill for me to learn as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology . . .  very few people talk about it . . . InContinue reading “Lessons in Managing My Own Psychology”

CEO Coaches: What do they do, how do they work with CEOs, and why might you consider hiring one?

My Guest Warren Coughlin is both an entrepreneur and business coach, having worked directly with countless Entrepreneurs and CEOs for upwards of 20 years. His coaching practice focuses not only on the business itself, but also on the entrepreneur at a personal level, working with them to ensure that they craft meaningful values and liveContinue reading “CEO Coaches: What do they do, how do they work with CEOs, and why might you consider hiring one?”

Migrating Your Company from On-Premise to SaaS: Part 2

This is the second post in a two-part series on navigating the transition from on-premise to SaaS. You can read Part 1 here. Listen to This Blog Post: In Part 1 of this blog, we evaluated some of the more common challenges that companies face when attempting to migrate both their product and revenue modelsContinue reading “Migrating Your Company from On-Premise to SaaS: Part 2”