Corey Rosen Coming to Denver
One little discussed crisis coming to America, including Denver and Colorado, is the upcoming surge of aging "baby boomer" business owners wanting or needing to sell their businesses. More than half of small businesses are owned by people who, within 10 years, will no longer be available to run their operations. Some lucky business owners have children or others ready to take the business over, while others will be trying to sell their businesses or simply closing their doors (like Strings Restaurant did recently).
The Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC) is pleased to sponsor a presentation by Corey Rosen, generally regarded as the leading expert on employee ownership in the world, on.the succession option of selling businesses to their employees. Corey will be speaking at the Denver Foundation on Tuesday, June 25th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. This session is free and open to the public.
Corey's talk will take place at the Denver Foundation, 55 Madison St., Denver. Please mark your calendar and let us know if you plan to attend, as seating is limited, by contacting Dick Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 919-1356. Dick also welcomes any comments or questions about this event.
Corey founded the National Center for Employee Ownership in Oakland CA 30 years ago. He has spoken worldwide and on many radio and TV shows on the subject of employee ownership used for succession planning. Corey grew up in Denver and graduated from George Washington High School. He will be in town on June 24th and 25th, speaking at the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Mile High Business Alliance and talking with some city and state officials.
From Corey’s biography on amazon.com:
Corey Rosen is executive director and cofounder of the National Center for Employee Ownership, a private, nonprofit membership, information, and research organization in Oakland, CA. The NCEO is widely considered to be the authoritative source on broad-based employee ownership plans. He cofounded the NCEO in 1981 after working five years as a professional staff member in the U.S. Senate, where he helped draft legislation on employee ownership plans. Prior to that, he taught political science at Ripon College. He is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and numerous books on employee ownership, and co-author (with John Case and Martin Staubus) of Equity: Why Employee Ownership is Good for Business (Harvard Business School Press, 2005). He has appeared frequently on CNN, PBS, NPR, MSNBC, and other network programs; and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and other leading publications. He has lectured on employee ownership on six continents.
He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University. He previously served on he Board of Directors of the Great Place to Work Institute (creators of the "The Best 100 Companies to Work For in America" list). He currently is on two ESOP company boards, is on the Advisory Board of the Certified Equity Professional Institute, the university-based organization that provides the only certification program for equity plan professionals. NCEO's books are used as text for that program. He is also a Faculty Fellow at Rutgers University.
The NCEO's Web site is www.nceo.org.
In 2009, he was awarded the Txemi Canterra Social Economy Award, given annually in Spain.