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Chief Executive Group
STS Capital



Join this small peer group discussion to identify the steps you need to start positioning your company for a recovery. All participants will
receive a complimentary comparative market evaluation from STS Capital.

All registrations are subject to approval.

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The robust market we saw last year has cooled – but many experts expect multiples to come back as strong as before – for smart companies who are positioning themselves now for that recovery. Are you prepared for your eventual exit, today?

If you’re a business owner contemplating an exit any time in the next few years, we invite you to join some the most successful business owners and experts who can help you maximize both personal wealth and business valuation outcomes.

Knowing what to do–and what not to do–to ensure maximum take-home value for your business and for yourself is no small feat. Join some of the savviest people who are preparing for the next window of opportunity so you can act when multiples come back. Buyers are being more discerning; you can’t use the same playbook. Join us to update your exit play.



Tom Turner

Founding Partner, DSi, Inc.

Tom Turner is a highly accomplished CEO, entrepreneur, leader, board member, and philanthropist with over 20 years of success across the legal services, electronic discovery, computer forensics, and technology services industries.

Tom was the founding Partner of DSi, Inc., a legal services firm providing advanced electronic discovery and digital forensics services. After 15 years at the helm as CEO and President, Tom transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman and Steward of Purpose to focus on his passion for excellent company culture. He intently focused on the culture that reflected the organization’s purpose: eDiscovery About People. Customers and other interested parties regularly visited the organization to learn more about how to build a great culture and Inc. Magazine recognized DSi as one of the 50 Best Places to Work. He is a member of the Entrepreneur Organization and Tiger 21. Tom has served on multiple boards, including Watermelon Ministries, Picture the Nations, Givful, Inc., Legility, Inc., and KLIFE Ministries, where he is a founding board member.

Andy Harris

Managing Director, STS Capital
Former CEO, Accella Performance Materials

Andy Harris is a proven M&A leader, CEO, active board member, and passionate advisor with 30 years of leadership experience who thrives to deliver results through M&A. As a professional who has been on both the buy and sell side of the strategic M&A process, he applies his business acumen as Managing Director of STS Capital. ​

Andy brings significant sector expertise and domain knowledge in industrial manufacturing and B2B spaces, with an emphasis on highly technical, high value-add, specialty chemicals, ingredients, equipment, instrumentation, and services. He also has broad industry experience in chemicals, water treatment, oil & gas, personal care, plastics, food and beverage, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and biotech. Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He specializes in business growth and transformation through M&A. His unique ability to identify and develop optimum strategic value in an M&A transaction, combined with his servant leadership and mentorship, is fundamental to delivering extraordinary value to his clients.​

Wayne Cooper

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Group

Wayne is chairman of Chief Executive Group. He has been an entrepreneur since 1995 and successfully built multiple high-growth businesses. Wayne was previously a management consultant with Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston, London, Milan and Los Angeles. Wayne has an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Stanford University.


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Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.