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.