William Hawfield

Game-Changing Advisory Boards offers a proven process for creating and maintaining sustainable value in your business. William Hawfield and John Zaepfel leverage their experience from serving on over 100 boards to provide step-by-step board processes for building exceptional, long-term value in privately- owned companies.

Inside are stories from 21 owners who used advisory boards to help them build the companies they wanted. Some still operate independently. The owners who sold received over $1.8 billion in combined value. Learn how to use the Value WheelTM System as the foundation for driving strategic vision and guiding an advisory board process to achieve your business goals.

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What Outcomes Do Advisory Boards Deliver?

Most owners of middle-market companies are hands-on, action-oriented people. They want tangible business results from a board process. Here are several outcomes that owners want from their Advisory Board:

  • – Survive. Get the professional guidance and resources needed from outside that will lead to making the right changes, quickly.
  • – Grow sales and profitability. Generate innovative ideas for sales and instill financial discipline to build sustainable value.
  • – Prepare their company for sale. Identify potential buyers and ensure the company is positioned to be an attractive acquisition target.

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About the Authors

Bill Hawfield is a professional manager, international speaker, business owner and a recognized, board process authority. After thirteen years at General Mills, where he was a division president, he left and started the Penguin’s Frozen Yogurt franchise company. The retail chain grew rapidly to 130 stores before it was sold to a French company.

Hawfield has served on more than thirty five boards, both fiduciary and advisory in a wide variety of industries including distribution, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, financial services, consulting, insurance, and food service. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a faculty member in NACD Family Business Leadership forum in Los Angeles.

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