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Join us Friday, July 31 for a 30-minute Career Smart Quick-Cast

Selling in or selling out: deciding which ownership transition path to take

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
30-minute Career Smart Quick-Cast

What's the succession plan for your engineering firm? Are you considering an internal ownership transition, or exploring an external sale? This professional development session will help owners look at the various options their engineering firm should consider as they opt to sell their firm.

Attendees will:

  • Go through a decision matrix attendees could apply to their own situations
  • Briefly cover the pros and cons of each approach
  • Identify the key attributes to make either an internal sale or an external sale successful
  • Discuss the options in an informational Q&A setting.

Presenter: Nick Belitz, Principal Consultant, Morrissey Goodale, Denver

  • Nick Belitz is a Principal Consultant at Morrissey Goodale and specializes in strategic business planning, merger and acquisition advisory, and financial analysis while overseeing the Denver office of Morrissey Goodale. Belitz has worked within and for the engineering and construction industry since the start of his career. Before joining Morrissey Goodale, Belitz has held roles in the residential and commercial real estate development industry as well as the oil and gas industry. He began his career as a consultant serving the engineering industry at ZweigWhite in the Boston area, where he specialized in strategic business planning, merger and acquisition, and financial advisory projects for design firms and construction companies. Belitz received his MBA from the University of Southern California and he also holds the Certified Valuation Analyst ("CVA") designation conferred by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Moderator: Amara Rozgus, Editor in Chief, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Oak Brook, Ill.

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Join us Friday, August 21 for a 30-minute Career Smart Quick-Cast

How to thrive in the 'nontraditional' engineering work world

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
30-minute Career Smart Quick-Cast

Telecommuting, growing numbers of contract employees, stressed corporate profits reducing the number of core employees, people working reduced amount of time past "normal" retirement age, a desire for part-time work, parenting, and elder care—all are contributing to a rapidly changing picture of how engineering work is and will be done. This professional development session will discuss options for you to consider to maximize your value in the evolving work world, and then solicit input from you on how you are dealing with these dynamics—in the hopes of giving others ideas on ways to cope.

Attendees will:

  • Explore ways to thrive and more practically manage work-life balance
  • Look at non-traditional work arrangements in the engineering workforce
  • Discuss the options in an informational Q&A setting.

Presenter: John Suzukida, Lanex Consulting LLC, Minneapolis

  • John Suzukida was Trane's Senior VP of Global Marketing & Strategy prior to founding Lanex Consulting LLC in 2002, which is primarily focused on working with leadership teams on business model changes. His 22-year career at Trane included starting their energy performance contracting business as its Vice President/General Manager, VP/GM of the Building Automation Systems Division, VP/GM of the Variable Air Volume Business, Marketing Manager of Large Chillers, and company spokesman for the CFC ozone depletion environmental issue. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois and served as president of its Mechanical Engineering Alumni Board. He earned his Professional Engineer license in Wisconsin and is on the Board of Directors for Steffes Corp., Terra-Therm Inc, and the Board of Advisors for CM Global. Client list includes Daikin Industries, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., McQuay, American Air Filter, The West Coast Zero Net Energy Coordinating Council, California Commissioning Collaborative Advisory Council, Danfoss, the National Conference on Building Commissioning, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Energy Engineering. He has authored numerous articles for industry publications, including as a Career Smart columnist for Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

Moderator: Amara Rozgus, Editor in Chief, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Oak Brook, Ill.

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