2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Name

The Art of Letting Go: The Emotional Toll of Founders’ Exit Strategies
Presented by CLA
Speakers: Marcus Bowman, signing director, BizOps office leader, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen); Jim Donnelly, founder, Restore Hyper Wellness; Fred Elabed, co-founder and CEO, Lab Alley


Founders are generally taught how to financially prepare for selling their companies. But they often find themselves less prepared for the emotional impact of the separation. How do you cope with giving up your pride and joy – the enterprise into which you’ve invested your sweat and tears for most of your life up to this point? What do you put your time and effort into after the sale?

In this session, an owner transition advisory professional provides tips on how to reduce your anxiety around leaving your company in the hands of someone else while preparing for your own financial security.

Marcus Bowman Fred Elabed