CHICAGO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty business advisors from across the United States, Canada and Australia earned their Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) credential from the Exit Planning Institute (EPI). These dedicated professionals join an exclusive group of fewer than 120 professionals worldwide who have received this designation.
The November 2009 class of Certified Exit Planning Advisors successfully completed the CEPA program and proctored exam administered at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center on November 2 - 6, 2009. The newest class of Certified Exit Planning Advisors received their certificates and award notifications this past week. Here is a complete listing of the graduates of the November 2009 CEPA program:
Lee Adams - Consolidated Construction Services - Carlsbad, CA
Carol Coughlin - Bottomline Growth Strategies - Towson, MD
Louis Danna - Louis V. Danna - Houston, TX
Peter Draper - Equity Transitions, Inc. - Milton, ON
Tim Fawcett - Eastwind Business Solutions - Moncton, NB
Robert Fiance - US Business Services - Westlake Village, CA
Thomas Griffiths- Griffith, Dreher & Evans PC - Spokane, WA
Peter Hickey - MAUS Business Systems - Manly, NSW
John Howe - New Hampshire Business Sales - Meredith, NH
Barry Kasoff - Realization Services, Inc. - Bedford Hills, NY
Jason Kwiatkowski - BDO Dunwoody, LLP - Toronto, ON
Phil McAlister - The Christman Group - Lombard, IL
Chad Morissette - Mor-Liquidity M&A - Kanata, ON
Scott Neal - D. Scott Neal, Inc. - Lexington, KY
Donald Ramirez - Peak Wealth Advisors - San Luis Obispo, CA
Gordon Robbie - The Bonadio Group - Albany, NY
Kaye Simmons - B2B CFO Partners, LLC - Ellicott City, MD
Frank Stabler - Certified Business Brokers - Houston, TX
Jeffrey White - Valuation Specialists - Eau Claire, WI
Scott Yoder - Production Input Solutions - Mason City, IA
About the CEPA Program
This innovative educational program was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies. Using an executive MBA-style format, the program is designed around a central case study and uses a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies and individual exercises to introduce participants to concepts and to reinforce skills.
Certification Criteria and Process
Certified Exit Planning Advisors complete a challenging 4-day program that involves approximately 150 hours of pre-course study, 34 hours of classroom instruction, and successful completion of a 3.5 hour proctored examination.
The next CEPA course and examination will be offered at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Management on May 3 - 7, 2010. The application deadline for this program is April 15, 2010.
About The Exit Planning Institute
The Exit Planning Institute is the premier provider of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for exit planning professionals. The Institute delivers innovative learning experiences, performance-enhancing resources, and strategic tools designed to advance the exit planning profession.
The Institute is made up of business brokers, accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, valuation advisors, commercial lenders, insurance advisors, and management consultants in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong/China, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. The common thread that unites these different professionals is their commitment to helping clients exit their companies successfully. More information about the Institute can be found at http://www.exit-planning-institute.org.
Dennis Gano, Executive Director
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SOURCE Exit Planning Institute