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Founder of Value Growth Partners Now a Certified Exit Planning Advisor

Mark O’Brien, MBA, CMAA®, CEPA®, Managing Director of Value Growth Partners, a successful business growth, succession, and transition advisory firm, has added another high-level accreditation to his name and business. Mark has successfully completed the rigorous course requirements to become a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®), as certified by the renowned Exit Planning Institute.  

Being a CEPA®, Mr. O’Brien is now certified to lead business owners in the strategic process of successful business succession, transition, and exit planning. 

“I have been blessed to know such wonderful mentors like Peter Christman, Richard Jackim, and Chris Snyder in the field of exit (succession and transition) planning,” said Mark O’Brien. “These experts have been very supportive in my goal to become a Certified exit planning advisor. I am thrilled to have learned and worked with them to be certified and I look forward to continuing to assist business owners with executing successful succession and transition strategies.”

The CEPA® process emphasizes that a good exit strategy is a good business strategy. It is about building, harvesting, and preserving family wealth for generations to come and integrating best-in-class business practices into daily operations.

In order to qualify initially for the CEPA® program, an exit planning advisor must have already finished a bachelor’s degree from a college or university, and have worked 5+ years working full-time directly with business owners as a business consultant,  valuation advisor, financial advisor,  CPA, attorney, business broker, investment banker, estate planner, insurance professional, or similar professional capacity.

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