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Weekly Meeting – Panel: “Business Succession Planning”
April 13, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vanex Business Transition Panel
On April 13 th Vanex will be hosting a business transition panel. The idea of the Panel is to highlight
processes, strategies, plans, and stories around transitioning your business. There are a number of
transition types, and we’ll focus on transitioning to wind up operations, dissolving a partnership, passing
the business on to the next generation, selling to employees, or selling the business outright.
The discussion is meant to draw on all of the experience in the Vanex room and cause you to think about
your business and what you want it to look like five or ten years from today. Are you creating a business
that you can transition from? Do you have a vision for your business going forward? What might you
want to start to change to plan for your exit ?
The Panel will be made up of Rob DesBrisay, Vance McCarthy, Don Brletic and Michael Bailey.
Rob DesBrisay transitioned his original Vanex member business, RGD Commercial Real Estate, from a
partnership to a sole proprietorship. Rob then had to transition for growth and ended up in new
partnership to become an owner of NAI Commercial for the province of British Columbia.
The Panel will also feature the return of Vanex Legend Vance McCarthy, who, after a career spanning
three decades at Beatty floors, successfully implemented a plan to exit the business and pass the torch
to fellow Vanex Member Don Brletic.
We’ll get the Business Buyer perspective from Don as he shared his experience and challenges in coming
to the decision to make the purchase and then the new set of challenges in taking over operations from
Also on the Panel is Michael Bailey of Superior Business coaching. Michael has worked with several
clients to help them grow their business and improve operations by implementing marketing, sales and
the fulfillment processes and the right employees in place to better position their business for sale
Come prepared with your questions and stories; we look forward to a lively interactive Vanex meeting.