Fireside Chat with Two Seasoned Business Owners and Their Exit Experiences


Program produced by XPX South Florida.

Fireside Chat with TWO Seasoned Business Owners and Their Exit Experiences

The new XPX South Florida Chapter is excited to present a Fireside Chat with three seasoned business owners who will reflect upon their experiences exiting their well-established businesses and share the triumphs and pitfalls of their actual exits.

The event’s agenda consists of three professional advisers’ discussions with business owners, then allowing about 15mins for Q&A session.

Our Panel:

Brad Tuckman
Former Owner of Global Content Creation Network
with Vincent DeLuca, Bank of America

A photographer turned entrepreneur, Brad was classically trained to be a photographer at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Brad’s first internship was an accidental recommendation which turned out to launch his career. He went on to build the largest global content creation network by empowering creatives with integrated proprietary technology, and maximizing the creation and deployment process for global brands. Brad’s exit involved crafting a simultaneous merger and PE investment in 2015, with a final exit in August 2020 to Accenture.

Phillip Knapp
Former Owner/President Paper Brokerage and Distribution Company
with Mike Sluka, B2B CFO

A gifted, talented and roll up the sleeve entrepreneur, Phillip is known to focus on operations and finance, plus he performs turnarounds for small to mid-size businesses. A Purdue University business graduate, Phillip spent 20 years running SNEPCO Inc., a leading National Paper Brokerage/Distribution company. Philip grew revenues to $25 million and negotiated complex and lucrative outsourcing agreements with US, Canadian and Asian suppliers. Phillip’s focus is to streamline and improve operations, sales, overall growth, and profitability. Phillip is a current landowner of productive Natural Gas Wells in the State of Michigan.

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

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