Dive down the Rabbit Hole with us for an evening of networking, drinks and food centered around lessons learned from two companies that have successfully embraced the principle of building a company for sale or succession.
Success in Family Succession: Alice Houston is known for her leadership in both the community and of HJI Supply Chain Solutions, a company specializing in order fulfillment, supply chain management and value-added contract warehousing. In 2017, Alice Houston stepped down as president and turned the reins over to son-in-law, Condrad Daniels, who has an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Any change in leadership comes with a certain degree of angst. As Alice said, “In a family situation, that angst is a thousand-fold. It has the potential to be devastating.” Learn the steps the Houston family took to avoid that potential outcome.
Wind in the Sails with Private Equity: John Waggoner is a veteran in the maritime industry and the founder/CEO of HMS Global Maritime and American Queen Steamboat Company. In 2018, the companies attracted a private equity partner which has allowed them to accelerate their growth trajectory in a significant way. Since the transaction, the combined company has invested over $100 million towards its future growth objectives, all while remaining headquartered in the Louisville area. John will share what he’s learned throughout his journey, pre- and post- transaction.
|Cocktails, Networking & Appetizers|
Space will be limited to ensure a quality experience for all.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4 PM – 7 PM
Rabbit Hole Distillery | 711 E. Jefferson St.