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John Brown


John Brown - Founder

John started his career in Exit Planning 30+ years ago as an estate-planning attorney. He created The BEI Seven Step Exit Planning Process™ and successfully tested it on hundreds of his own business-owner clients. In 1990, he wrote How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style and in 2008 wrote Cash Out Move On: Get Top Dollar—and More—Selling Your Business. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, John is the No. 1 selling author on Exit Planning for business owners. In 2016, John released his newest book, Exit Planning: The Definitive Guide, which lays out the steps business owners must take to achieve all of their aspirations as they exit their businesses. John started BEI in 1996 for the express purpose of helping owners benefit from their lives’ work by supporting business advisors who share the same vision.