B2B CFO®, the nation’s largest CFO and Exit Strategies firm for privately held businesses, announced today that award winning author and Inc. Magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Bo Burlingham will keynote the National Partners Meeting to be held April 28-30, 2016.
The invitation-only annual event that brings together all of B2B CFO®’s Partners from across the country along with sponsors and special guests will be hosted at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“We’re so pleased to have Bo Burlingham as speaker,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder and CEO of B2B CFO®. “Each year, our goal is to provide our Partners and all conference attendees with the latest insights to stay at the leading edge of our industry and ahead of competitors. Bo has a unique understanding of the exit strategies marketplace and has been doing a fantastic job following and reporting on the market trends.”
Bo Burlingham joined Inc. Magazine in January 1983 as a senior editor and became executive editor six months later. In 1990, he became EditoratLarge to focus on more writing and subsequently wrote two books with Jack Stack, the cofounder and CEO of Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. and the pioneer of openbook management. One of the books, The Great Game of Business, has sold more than 300,000 copies. The other, A Stake in the Outcome, has been called “the first management classic of the new millennium.” Burlingham co-authored with Norm Brodsky the popular monthly column in Inc. called “Street Smarts,” which was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, the highest honor of the magazine industry.
In Bo Burlingham’s latest book, Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies On Top, he presented the eight factors that separate owners who’ve been happy after selling their companies from those who’ve been miserable. B2B CFO®’s Exit Strategy software was included in this book.
Bo’s other books include Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big and The Knack: How StreetSmart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up with Norm Brodsky. Before joining Inc., Burlingham wrote for Esquire, Harper’s, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Mother Jones.
“We know we’re heading into a period of time when exits are going to be very much on the minds of hundreds of thousands of business owners, especially aging baby boomers. What Jerry Mills and I have in common is that we have been following this trend for years,” said Bo Burlingham. “Under Jerry’s leadership B2B CFO® has been developing tools, writing manuals and preparing resources like the B2B Exit® Software. At this upcoming conference I look forward to discussing key issues on this topic and how we can help business owners with the transitions.”
Additional speakers will be announced in early 2016. The agenda, which will focus on best practices and the roll-out of the Best Practices Management Software (BPMS), is capped by the annual presentation of the Outstanding Achievement Awards which recognize key B2B CFO® Partners and industry sponsors and highlight the highest achievements over the past year.
Limited sponsorships are still available and can be secured through December 31, 2015. Current conference sponsors include H&R Block Small Business, Captive Alternatives, TriNet, The Brunner Fox Group of Morgan Stanley and TAB Bank. For more conference information, please visit online at http://sponsor.b2bcfo.com/