Middle Market 4.0
Leadership in the Middle-Market is defined by the ability to solve difficult problems in growth, scale and exit
90% of all business consulting solutions focus on giving advice, designing future strategy or behavioural change. We help you focus on solving problems - past, present and emerging future.
Typically a high growth/fast track business is plagued by problems (on average 350 to be more precise).
We help SME, middle market business and Private Equity portfolio companies solve problems, deliver opportunities and achieve measured results - at critical stages in business lifecycle growth. We significantly increase valuation (double EBITDA) in an accelerated time scale (2-3years), by using a best in class methodology to improve internal management process, structure and performance (day-to-day).
We understand that one of the most difficult aspects of ownership is working ‘in’ (day-to-day) and ‘on’ (strategy) the business simultaneously, and work with business to accelerate through two critical points of business lifecycle growth:
1. The transition from ‘Entrepreneurial Flexibility’ to ‘Professional Manager Control’
2. Achieving the optimal stage (Prime) a balance between financial and humanistic performance.
'Best in Class' Methodology
Company LifeCycle methodology has enabled businesses to navigate difficulties and reach optimal lifecycle stage. Inc. Magazine (USA) voted Company Lifecycle #3 all-time best in class process and structure for growth-focused companies.
Helping Middle Market
Exclusively Middle Market
Founder/Owner-MD (scale and growth)
Private Equity (improve portfolio performance)
Exit-Transition (business value-growth-transfer)
Become a member of XPX London Chapter and receive multiple benefits:
CEO (SME Performance/Development Sector)
We are very fortunate when we met John who shares our passion and values. He has a track record in coaching people to high standards of capability and performance. For us an extremely fortunate chance encounter.
CEO/Founder (MD Business Growth Sector)
John inspires leaders to be the best they can be. He recently did a four-hour presentation as our speaker on how leader-manager-coach approach enhances role and business performance.
The learning was profound and his execution outstanding, it had humour and authority. I feel very happy to recommend him as a speaker, a coach and facilitator.
MD (Next Generation Talent Forum)
John was able to take a complex subject and deliver a creative and interactive session which received some of the best feedback yet. I look forward to working in the future.
Sales Director (MD Development and Education)
John uses his unique ability vast experience to define his approach and help top-level leadership and management to hone their skills. Having someone like him to clarify both business and personal objectives, something that it is easy to lose sight of in the hustle and bustle of daily work, leads to greater focus and better, more satisfying, results.
Company LifeCycle Lessons
Blogs, Articles, Books, Videocast and Podcast Series
Business Value Growth - Business Value Transfer - Business Owner Life/Legacy
Exit-Planning is emerging as a very important sector as a result of the 'baby-boomer’ business effect. Between 250 and 300, UK private businesses will exit per week over the next 20 to 25 years (compared to the US where 7,000 private businesses will exit per week for the next 20 to 25 years).
Because of the demand, The Exit Planning Exchange XPX was formed. XPX is a learning community of professional advisors who work with privately held companies and their owners. Private transitions require a brush view of the entire lifecycle of a private company including - Business value growth, Business value transfer and Owner life and legacy.
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Enquire about XPX London Chapter Membership and Events
The Owner's Academy is an online and event resource developed by professional advisors for business owners. Content is educational in nature and includes topics/subjects in the three pillars of exit transition; Business Growth - Business Value - Business Legacy. This content will be available on the XPX London website and Linked In.
Certified to Teach, Facilitate and Deliver Company Lifecycle Methodology
John’s heritage in human performance and development is from 25 years' experience of a multi-disciplined background/roles, which include competitive sport, organisational and leadership performance consultancy, public sector, entrepreneurship and academia. He has lived and worked in Europe, US, Africa, South America and the Middle East and is trilingual speaking English, Spanish and Italian.
John works with privately owned business and Private Equity portfolio companies using the Adizes Company Lifecycle Methodology in the areas of growth, scale and exit-transition. He is Founder of XPX London Chapter, part of XPX Global (USA) an association of professional advisors who work collaboratively to help owners build valuable businesses and assist them in preparing and executing a successful transition.
John is a Professor of Practice Management at the University of Bedfordshire Business School. His works at faculty executive level with the Dean and Associate Dean to deliver the business school’s Employability and Enterprise and Practice-based strategy (UK/Europe/Middle East). His multi-faceted role combines advisory, consultancy, development, design, and deliver on a broad range of projects which include; Business School Impact System, Small Business Charter, Innovation Bridge, ICT Escalator, Innovation & Enterprise, Executive MBA UK/Oman (Part-Time), Executive Education and guest lectures.