The Exit Eagle
Management Consultant Armed with 5 Smart Steps to Conflict-Free Change
For more than 30 years, Virginia has helped businesses to create profitable, transformational change. Her projects are always custom-designed to meet the business owner’s needs, whether it’s preparing the next generation to lead the business, helping to increase the value of the business to be sold, ensuring that the business will be profitable over the next five years, learning new management skills, and/ or solving a particular problem that is causing the client to lose precious sleep. Clients have ranged from small to mid-sized businesses (IT, HVAC, construction, transformer manufacturing and taxidermy) to multinational companies (Ford Motor Company, Corning, Inc., Kraft, Procter and Gamble and Microsoft) dispersed over five continents.
What has Virginia accomplished?
In a construction business, she re-presented the business to turn a financier’s “No” into a “Yes.” For a plumbing/HVAC/oil delivery company, she facilitated the redesign of the business process system so that the work would get done more efficiently, and customers would pay their debt. That landed them a buyer that had turned up their nose previously. And she helped a taxidermy business go from red ink to a profitable, international business! Now, several years later, she is working with them to create a
profitable exit plan. And she has helped more than 47 owners to sale their business at the best possible price. She can help your business, too. As second generation owner of a telecommunications business, she increased sales by 26% in one-year
across all revenue streams. At Ford Motor Company, she was Project Manager for the first Total Quality Management project. At Corning Consumer Products, her work was primary in turning a -6% ROI into a
+14% ROI over a two-year period – which increased the sale price from $350 million to $700+ million.
In the steel industry, she helped BHP Steel—Australian operations—increase their Australian-Asian competitiveness by implementing a visual factory, natural work groups and team resolution of recurring
How about her credentials?
Virginia is no stranger to the pressures and stresses small business owners face; she’s owned and sold several herself. Her credentials are solid, too: She earned a Masters in Public Management/ Financial
Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, and certification as a Chief Information Officer through Carnegie Mellon, too. To become a master at calculating Business Valuations, she completed a two-year master’s level certification through the International Business Brokers’ Association. She earned Master Facilitator and Master Instructor certifications through Kepner-Tregoe’s rigorous process for Problem Solving, Decision Making, Project Management, Managing Involvement and Engineering the Human Performance System.