Globinar on Selling a Business

Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber


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Globinar on Selling a Business

This globinar is for business leaders open to tips on selling a business. We have assembled several experts who have been there, done that. Every process is a little different, but there are some essential things to consider as you lead up to, get involved with, and complete the sale of a business.

For deals that include cross-metro and cross-border investors, markets and organizations - there are some additional factors to consider. A variety of talent and information needs to come together for a successful sale... including on the banking side and with valuation, legal support and the overall process of packaging, marketing and successfully consummating the entire deal.

Attend from your office or mobile device via zoom. We'll start promptly at the top of the hour. Start time: 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET.

There will also be in-person event(s), see below. For the physical location, please arrive a little earlier.

  • Metro Phoenix: Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, Building 1, 7:45am-9:15am local time 


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Rick Shapiro - President/CEO of The Wheatley Group

  • Lennard van der Feltz CFP®, MBA, MSM - Founding Partner of Pinnacle Financial Advisors

  • Steve Suneson - Partner at Coan, Payton & Payne
  • One additional speaker to be confirmed

00:30 – Q&A Session

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke, CEO/Founder of Global Chamber


Speaker Biographies

Rick Shapiro
- President/CEO of The Wheatley Group. Rick is the President and CEO of “The Wheatley Group,” a full-service Merger and Acquisition Firm, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s actively involved in the firm’s management, and directly handles all aspects of his Client’s initiatives and engagements, including the valuation, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and closing process. Rick has sold companies in virtually every sector of the marketplace, to all kinds of buyers, including: NYSE, NASDAQ, strategic acquirers, private equity groups, affluent individuals, and others. He is also a former practicing Attorney (inactive, in NY and AZ), and has won numerous awards, presented by a regional association of his peers, for his successful transaction results. Rick has also been a frequent speaker and presenter at many conferences, continuing education programs, bar associations, and universities.

Big Picture: Rick’s primary focus is to help Owners and Management, navigate the challenges, land-mines, and complex issues, that pervade the transaction landscape and, simultaneously, maximize their Company’s “exit-strategy,” goals.


Lennard van der Feltz CFP®, MBA, MSM - Founding Partner of Pinnacle Financial Advisors. With more than three decades of experience in the business world, Lennard van der Feltz serves as Founding Partner of Pinnacle Financial Advisors in Tempe, Arizona. He has dedicated nearly half of his career to the craft of financial planning, specializing in investment and insurance optimization for tax efficiency, as well as unique challenges of clients’ international portfolios.

With experience in both domestic and global business, Lennard is known in the industry for blending his business and finance acumen with a fervent interest in technology and the supporting role it plays in helping clients achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Lennard van der Feltz is a Registered Representative offering Securities through UNITED PLANNERS FINANCIAL SERVICES, Member: FINRA, SIPC. Advisory Services offered through SEROS FINANCIAL, LLC. Pinnacle Financial Advisors, Seros Financial, and United Planners are independent companies.


Steve Suneson - Partner at Coan, Payton & Payne. Steve is an attorney and partner with Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC (“CP2”). CP2 is a full-service US business law firm.  Steve practices in its Denver office.  Steve practices in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border and international transactions, commercial contracts, and corporate structure and governance.  Steve assists Colorado/US business owners who want to sell or buy their businesses, need financing, want to expand abroad or complete other complex business transactions. Steve also has substantial cross-border and international experience assisting foreign companies who are doing business in the United States.


One additional speaker to be confirmed

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke. Doug is founder/CEO of Global Chamber®, the only chamber of commerce located in hundreds of metropolitan areas that is focused on helping companies grow across metros and borders. Doug was born in Mt. Kisco, New York and is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo & Singapore. He is a member of the Arizona District Export Council and a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

About Global Chamber®: Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... connecting members businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.