SBC Jan. 8th Mting – Duncan Kenzie, former President and owner, ExcelSystems Software Development Inc.

Happy New Year everyone, 

I hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy the holidays and looking forward to the upcoming 2015 New Year! 

Our January meeting will complete our series of business topics focussing on succession and exit strategies for entrepreneurs.  This month’s speaker is Duncan Kenzie, former President and owner, ExcelSystems Software Development Inc.  ExcelSystems Software Development Inc., is a software company that specializes in modernization and business intelligence tools for the IBM i server marketplace. Duncan began his career in IT as a Waterloo co-op student in 1977. He founded ExcelSystems in 1985 and built it to 43 employees by the time he sold it to a Boston-based investment banking firm in early 2014.  His topic is “Selling your Business – A Survival Guide” 

Duncan will focus on the “process” of this fairly complex deal with 3 parties involved (buyer, seller and distributor) including discussing the importance of sharing information in a timely and accurate manner with the buyers to avoid the “deal killer”! 

This should be a very interesting conclusion to our discussion series that has highlighted stories of our local technology sector successes from start-up to exit!  

Note: For more details, a printable meeting notice can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Agenda 8 Jan 2015

As always, the meeting is held at 7am on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Victoria Flying Club Dakota Café.   I look forward to seeing you on Thursday 8th Jan., 2015 at 7am and, as before, please RSVP (cooke@ieee.org) only if you plan on attending.  

Cheers, 

Bill Cooke, P.Eng

Chairperson, Sidney Breakfast Club

 cell: +1 (250) 881-4590