Laurie Barkman

The Business Transition Sherpa™

Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa, is the former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was sold to a Fortune 50.

As a Business Transition and M&A Intermediary, Laurie advises owners how to create more valuable businesses and find the right buyer when it’s time to let go.

Her expertise in business transition, succession, and entrepreneurship, marketing, and M&A has been spotlighted in various media like Newsweek, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, WTAE/abc and more.

She is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, and author of The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options. She hosts the award-winning podcast Succession Stories, rated in the top 2.5% of podcasts globally.

Laurie graduated from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She holds a professional designation from The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors.