Interviews leading experts on issues pertaining to employee ownership including building an ownership culture, management practices, succession planning, economic development, and so much more.
Rethinking Your Repurchase Obligation
In this episode we speak with Josh Young of UBS Financial Services about how ESOP companies can rethink their approach to repurchase obligations in a way that ensures company sustainability.
Preserving Beacons of Hope, Reducing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Employee Ownership
In this episode we talk with Sean Tamba-Matthew, and advisor at SES ESOP strategies about how ESOPs can be used preserving minority owned legacy businesses in a way that reduces racial economic inequality by providing wealth for selling business owners, employee-owners, and the surrounding community.
Preparing for and Executing a Sale to an ESOP - The Douglas Company
In this episode we speak with President Pete Douglas and Executive VP Finance and Administration, David Brockbader of the The Douglas Company about their recent transition to employee ownership via an ESOP. The interview also includes Franco Silva, Director, Prairie Capital Advisors who was one of the main advisors for the transaction. In this episode we dig into the importance of preparing for a transition, lessons learned, and the often overlooked emotional side of selling a company.
Are Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Ownership Values?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is something we hear a lot about, but what exactly do these terms mean, and what do they look like in an employee owned company? In this episode we sit down with Dr. Joy and Ty Miller of Carver and Associates to talk about some of the preconceived notions that surround DEI, ways in which these values can be put into practice, and what first steps individuals in both managerial and non-managerial roles can take to begin to learn more about DEI.
New Loan Funds for Employee Ownership
In this episode we talk to Brett Jones of Evergreen Cooperatives and Ellen Vera of Co-op Cincy about each of their organization's new loan funds designed to help convert existing businesses into employee owned companies, giving owners, workers, and communities an opportunity to build wealth and meet the challenge of the silver tsunami.
Getting to the Other Side
Research consistently shows that employee owned companies whether economic downturns better than their conventional counterparts, but we rarely get an 'inside view' of this outcome is achieved. In this episode, we sit down with the president of a 30 year old ESOP company and its valuation advisor to talk about their journey through the covid crisis and the tools and strategies they used to ensure that the company and its ownership culture remained strong during challenging times.
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Pretty cool podcast, hope it sticks around.