This week on the Exit: Wayne Slavitt has spent half his career as an entrepreneur, starting and running companies, and the other half as an advisor for companies. At 23 he made his debut in the M&A world: he started working as a corporate controller for five different companies on behalf of a holding company. Over five years in the role, he helped merge three of the five companies into one, took over the VP of finance role, and prepared the entity for sale. Wayne then moved on to a different sector and was involved in selling the world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs. After that, his career boomed – or he caught the exit bug as he says. Wayne worked on many projects identifying opportunities and business risks, and preparing businesses for a successful sale. This episode holds invaluable exit tips and tricks for business owners in all industries and crucial business advice from an experienced entrepreneur.
Wayne Slavitt is an expert in maximizing business value and in mergers and acquisitions. Over the past 40-plus years, Wayne Slavitt has held the ranks of CEO, CFO, and corporate controller, and has been in advisory roles as an investment banker, specialized business consultant, and business founder. Wayne was also named a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses scholar and has earned his designation as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor by the Exit Planning Institute. As a current business value maximizer at The PrimeMark Group and exit planning expert, Wayne teaches business owners to stop leaving money on the table and helps prepare them for a successful exit in the future.