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Tuesday, May 16 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Tales of Successful Succession Planning

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The daily work needed to make a business successful leaves little time to plan for the ownership and management changes that will inevitably occur.  Hear from business owners who have taken the time to plan for a successful succession(s) either from one generation to the next or through employee ownership. 

Moderator: Isabelle Lescent-Giles
Featured Speakers: Fiona O’Connor Devereux, Family Owned Business- Harrington Galleries; Keith Goldstein, Business Sold to Employees, Everest Waterproofing and Restoration

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Isabelle Lescent-Giles

USF Gellert Family Business Resource Center
Isabelle Lescent-Giles, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor at the Gellert Family Business Resource Center, University of San Francisco. She focuses on how family businesses survive, adapt and stay innovative across generations, and as a business historian, advises families on... Read More →


Fiona O’Connor Devereux

Harrington Galleries
Harrington Galleries is a lifestyle emporium located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District and has been a Bay Area landmark for more than 40 years.  Ms. Devereux’s parents arrived from Ireland and like many others found an opportunity to develop a business in the turbulent years of the 1960-1970s in the Mission. With the city in the midst of a cultural revolution, Valencia St. at that time was a no... Read More →

Keith Goldstein

Everest Waterproofing and Restoration
Keith Goldstein founded Everest in 1999 after being a partner in another contracting firm for 23 years prior. In 2011 he started planning for the transition of his business. It was important to Keith that the business ownership transferred to employees who would continue to provi... Read More →

Robert Sanchez

Casa Sanchez

Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco

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