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ExitSMART™ Services 

Maximize Your Life’s Work 

You’ve worked hard to create a successful organization. Are you building a plan to get the most out of what you’ve built? 

ExitSMART™ is a seven-step program that integrates the exit planning and implementation processes of succession. Through ExitSMART™, you get a comprehensive guide to your succession strategy, ensuring you meet your unique goals. 

The Seven Steps of ExitSMART™

Cover every corner of succession strategy with these key areas. 

Insights

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    July 12, 2021

    Engaging employees as part of your exit strategy

    You might not have considered including key employees in your succession plan but be aware they could be thinking about their role in the business when you exit.

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    Your Construction Company and Employee Share Options

    MNP poses a few questions and offers a few tips to see if an employee share option plan will work for you and your construction company.

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    What would your project managers and field supervisors do if the project was their own business?

    Adopting employee profit sharing or employee share ownership plans can transform your workplace for the better and add business value.

Contact Our ExitSMART™ Team

John Hughes CPA, CA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise

John Hughes, MBA, CPA, CA, is MNP Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise.  John is a member of the Firm’s management team and leads the Private Enterprise practice, which advises Canadian business families, entrepreneurs and management teams to create value and grow their businesses through a diverse range of services and customized strategies. 

John was formerly national leader of a Big Four private enterprise practice, and is also the former national leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. His consulting experience has included everything from audits, strategic tax planning and strategy and operational consulting to corporate finance, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs).

John obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from York University in 1992. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Charted Accountant (CA) in 1988.

John’s expertise and passion for Canadian private business led him to co-author two Canadian best-sellers: Building the Best (Penguin 2006) and Power of the Best (2012).

Carla Milne CPA, CA

Partner and Business Advisor

Jim Chagnon CPA, CA, TEP

Partner, Private Enterprise & Professionals

Shane King CPA, CA

National Leader, Succession Services