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MACFO September 2018

September 28, 2018 at 8:00 am EDT

How to Prepare Your Business to Sell
Now or Later

 Hear two terrific real-life stories about local companies that were built and sold and from one of Maryland's top corporate strategic advisory firms. 

Friday, September 28th 

Loyola University - TIMONIUM
2034 Greenspring Drive, Room 31/33
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Discussion: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

No cost, 3 CPE hours

Breakfast will be served.

Limited to CFOs and Finance Executives


Brian Briggs

President, TIC Gums
Brian D. Briggs was appointed President of TIC Gums, Inc. in December 2016 after previously serving on the Board of Directors and as Chief Operating Officer. He was originally hired in 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer of TIC. Mr. Briggs has over 25 years of financial and operations experience in profitably building companies in both the public and private equity sectors, with a focus on operational excellence and M&A activity. Brian served for twelve years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Custom Direct, Inc. (TSE: CDI), leading the company through a series of acquisitions and an eventual IPO. During that period, he was instrumental in building EZShield, Inc., a subsidiary of Custom Direct, as an identity theft protection business. Mr. Briggs had previous roles at Ashton-Potter, M&T Bank and Ernst & Young LLP.

Jerry South

Founder & CEO at Towne Park

Jerry founded Towne Park in Annapolis, Maryland in 1988. After jockeying for a chance to run the Annapolis Hotel's (now the Loews Annapolis Hotel) parking service in 1987, Mr. South stumbled upon a business niche and literally ran with it. Mr. South’s entrepreneurial spirit and ingenious business sense have built Towne Park from one parking operation in a small historical city to a nationwide hospitality services company. Through self-education, relationship-building, ingenuity and perseverance, Mr. South has forged a strong professional rapport and reputation within Towne Park's respective industries and has proven to be a strong, dynamic leader of a growing and ever-improving organization.

Chris Hearing

Managing Partner at Navigare Advisory Partners

Chris joined Navigare as Managing Partner after a successful 30-year career in multiple leadership roles.  He was CFO at several public and private companies. As President of Direct Holdings Global, a privately held marketing and live entertainment company, he led rapid enterprise value growth by diversifying product lines and distribution channels, and streamlining operations.  Chris has extensive strategic experience helping organizations successfully face complex market challenges by identifying strategic opportunities for revenue growth and operational improvements, followed by the creation and implementation of action plans to achieve their goals.  He has led both buy and sell sides of several acquisitions/divestitures.

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September 28, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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Loyola’s Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 United States


Shaylah Koontz