About Gareth YoungGareth Young has extensive experience in business and corporate development, finance, and the nuts and bolts of running a small business. In 2006, Mr. Young founded finanSight LLC, a professional services providing financial and operational services to start-ups and small businesses, including services such as training, organizational consulting, and assistance with state tax credits. Prior to his experience with finanSight, Mr. Young was Executive Director of Corporate Development for BellSouth Corporation, a role in which he served in Atlanta for over ten years. In that position, he was responsible for developing and executing business expansion strategies for BellSouth through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and other transactions. Working closely with BellSouth business units, Mr. Young identified strategic needs and alternative courses of action, and he helped business-unit executives establish priorities and execute on them in efficient, effective ways. Where alliances, acquisitions, or divestitures were required, he selected appropriate targeted candidates; staffed and led teams to negotiate, execute and close transactions that realized immediate improvement in operational and financial performance; and laid the foundation for financially responsible, sustainable growth. He previously worked in a BellSouth special-projects finance group, where he designed, staffed, and managed due diligence for acquisition and divestiture candidates; assisted with transaction strategy; and built operations models. Mr. Young began his career at Deloitte, where he spent seven years serving diverse clients in industries including banking, retail, paper and printing, and light engineering. Other Deloitte duties included serving as a facilitator in Deloittes United Kingdom national training group before becoming regional training director in the United States. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK and worked as an audit manager in the UK and the US. He has received a number of awards, including the Elijah Watt Sells Award for the C.P.A. exam. A graduate of Jesus College, Oxford, in the UK, with an M.A. in mathematics, Mr. Young lives in Atlanta.
Whether by design or necessity, you’ll eventually have to leave your business behind. As the short presentation below details, a little forethought and preparation will go a long way towards maximizing the results when that day comes. This presentation by Gareth Young of Abraxas offers an overview of this complex and very important topic for small- and mid-sized business owners, and properly considering Gareth’s strategies Continue reading →