Virginia ``Ginny`` Altman, CEO and founder of The Exit Eagle, has been in the business of helping other businesses to increase their profitability and sale price for more than 30 years. Longer, really, because she had her first business at age 6, and first job as a consultant to other businesses in her early twenties. “Profit Improvement” is truly her life passion!
Virginia has helped more than 40 business owners to sell their businesses, and even more to increase the profitability and/or value of the business. In a construction business, she re-presented the business to turn a financier’s “No” into a “Yes.” For a plumbing/HVAC/oil delivery company, she redesigned the business process system so that the work would get done more efficiently, and customers would pay their debt. That landed them a buyer that had turned up their nose previously. And she helped a taxidermy business go from red ink to a profitable, international business! Now, several years later, she is working with them to create a profitable exit plan. She can help your business, too.
As owner of a telecommunications business, she increased sales by 26% in one-year across all revenue streams. At Corning Consumer Products, her work was primary in turning a -6% ROI into a +14% over a two-year period – which increased the sale price from $350 million to $700+ million. In the steel industry, she helped BHP Steel—Australian operations—increase their Australian-Asian competitiveness by implementing a visual factory, natural work groups and team resolution of recurring problems.
Virginia is no stranger to the pressures and stresses small business owners face; she’s owned and sold several herself. Her credentials are solid, too: She earned a Masters in Public Management/ financial analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, and certification as a Chief Information Officer through Carnegie Mellon, too. She completed a master’s level program in business brokerage through International Business Brokers’ Association, and received certification as a Business Intermediary. She’s also certified as a Master Instructor and Facilitator in problem solving and decision making, project management, managing involvement and engineering the human performance system. You can see a detailed history of her career at www.linkedin.com/in/altmanconsulting/
Virginia is prepared to help business owners to WOW potential investors so they land a great buyer for their business. Or revitalize their business so they make more money and enjoy it, too! She’d love to help you, too!
Our first experience with the sale of a business was Corning Consumer Products. It was devastating to learn that nearly all of the employees had lost their jobs within two years of the sale.
And if the business owner is counting on the money from the sale of the business to ensure a happy, safe retirement, it is truly devastating when the sale does not go as needed.
And let’s not forget: The family of the business owner is highly invested emotionally in the business, too. More damage can be done to a family in an ill-planned exit than you want to think about, let alone live with. Let us help you to make it as smooth of a transition as possible.
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