About the Webinar

There are several paths you can take to transition the ownership of your business. This session will evaluate employee ownership and if selling your business to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust is right for your business. 

You will learn: 

  • What ownership transition alternatives available

  • How an ESOP can be a fractional ownership alternative

  • How employee communication is key to a successful outcome of the ESOP transition


There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this introductory-level session.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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Steve Ryan is a Director at Prairie Capital Advisors. He joined Prairie to assist in new business development initiatives. He has more than 30 years of new business and banking experience throughout the country. Steve has led commercial banking teams that interact with business owners and c-level executives of private and public companies. He has acted as trusted advisor to many privately held companies to assist them in growth initiatives, business transitions and liquidity events over the years.

Riley Oberle joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2017. He completes financial analysis and modeling services, as well as analyzes the business dynamics and trends of publicly-traded companies. In addition, Riley performs merger and acquisition (M&A) research and prepares narrative reports in support of a wide variety of valuation projects, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), management buyouts (MBOs) and other capital structuring projects for clients nationwide.

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