Chris Snider, CEPA, president & CEO of the Exit Planning Institute, creator of the Value Acceleration Methodology™, managing partner of Snider Premier Growth, award-winning author of the book, Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth, renowned professional speaker, 2016 AM&AA “Thought Leader of the Year”, and 2016 NACVA “Industry Titan, is recognized as a thought leader and trendsetter in the field of value acceleration and exit planning.
With a message that resonates with entrepreneurs across the country, Chris is a sought after speaker for many major companies and trade industries dedicated to serving the transition and growth needs of business owners. He built his career as a key value growth integrator for major companies including The Sherwin Williams Company, FedEx Logistics, Nike, Dell, and Textron. Finding passion in changing middle market business owners’ lives through rapid growth projects, Chris emerged a game-changer, noting a milestone project with a family-owned private company that he helped grow from $90 million to over $240 million in three years and successfully selling to a multi-national strategic buyer. Now with a wealth of experience and a proven value acceleration system, Chris established a family investment company with his son, with ownership stakes in eight lower-middle market businesses.