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.
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.
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.