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Being a member of a family business, Champ has unique insight into the difficulties, challenges, and triumphs that our clients face when combining family and business. Champ has been an official member of The Rawls Group since 2012, although it could be said that he became a part of the team in 1984, when he was born into the family business. With a background in finance, and his personal understanding of family dynamics, Champ is technically proficient in the financial planning field and uniquely capable working with closely held businesses.

Champ earned his undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, with a major in Economics. Champ began his career outside of The Rawls Group, working for Capitas Financial, providing consultative financial advice for affluent families. Champ is insurance licensed and is also a Chartered Life Underwriter®, and one of our top family business succession planning experts.

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5 Winning Recruiting Strategies

When times are going well, recruiting, and retaining talent is challenging. When times are going great amidst a pandemic, it has become downright almost impossible.  Business owners are facing talent shortages like never.  The competition is across industries, local and state borders.  The transition to flexible and remote work environments are enticing workers to look outside of their local communities. One thing remains constant, and that is that our people are our biggest asset.  However, as events force change, we can control how flexible we want to be in our environments. Knowledge is power, after all.  Recruiting and retaining [...]

Episode 1: Landing the Rockstar Whose Worth More than “The Offer

Recruiting and retaining the best talent for your organization does not necessarily revolve around the compensation package itself. Employers need to be strategic and innovative in building packages that motivate the candidate to consider the offer. Considering things outside of the salary and bonus norm and communicating is critical. In this episode of the " Innovative Recruiting and Retention Strategies to Land Top Talent" discussion series The Rawls Group's succession planner Champ Rawls and Suzanne Malo, Director with DHG Search, discuss different strategies for landing the “rockstar” who may be worth more than the offer [...]

Episode 2: Attracting Top Talent With Innovative Incentives

When it comes to creating compensation packages to recruit key talent, thinking out of the box is essential. The competition for top talent is extremely high and salary/bonuses are not always the deal winner. Dealers are not just competing with other dealers for talent; they are also competing with employers from a wide variety of industries. In this episode of the " Innovative Recruiting and Retention Strategies to Land Top Talent" discussion series The Rawls Group's succession planner Champ Rawls and Suzanne Malo, Director with DHG Search, discuss creative options such as leveraging Phantom Stock, [...]

Episode 3: Developing From Within Vs Recruiting Outside

As we talk with dealers across the country, recruiting is a high priority; everyone is looking for talent. We are often asked, is it better to develop from within (internally recruit) or look to the outside (externally recruit). And our answer is, it depends on your situation. I know, probably not the answer you wanted to hear. But have no fear, in this episode of the " Innovative Recruiting and Retention Strategies to Land Top Talent" discussion series The Rawls Group's succession planner Champ Rawls and Suzanne Malo, Director with DHG Search, provides key insights which [...]

50/50 Is Not Always Nifty: Partnerships that Don’t Work

In Marvin Storm's Business Exit Strategies Podcast Episode titled: "50/50 Is Not Always Nifty – Partnerships That Don’t Work, Champ and Loyd Rawls share 4 different stories illustrating the potential, possible and probable issues impacting the ongoing success of the business.  Highlights include: The CONTROL Rod: A family operation with three kids never had a disagreement while mom, the matriarch of the family, was around. However, when she unexpectedly passed away, the kids spent the next 10 yrs. and $5M in legal fees trying to sort out their differences. When the control rod, Mom, in this [...]

Episode 4: Keys to Recruiting Post Pandemic

2020 and so far in 2021, has forced us all to think differently as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We all were forced to operate differently from our norm, which results in changing perspectives. Employees' and customers' mindsets have changed which means it is essential for leaders and owners to also think differently.  In this episode of the " Innovative Recruiting and Retention Strategies to Land Top Talent" discussion series The Rawls Group's succession planner Champ Rawls and Suzanne Malo, Director with DHG Search, discuss Pandemic key learnings you should apply to your business [...]

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