Jéan Venant


Succession Advisor

Orlando, FL

Articles by Jéan

Jéan Venant has a passion for helping business owners achieve their goals of building lifelong sustainability and building their legacy.  He works with clients ensuring their dreams are realized and that their hard work thrives and lives through future generations of the business. Jéan understands the importance of relationships. His background provides expert insight into what business owners go through, and the unique circumstances impacting their lives behind the curtain of business.

Having worked as a manufacturer representative to retail automobile dealers Jéan developed extensive expertise in strategic planning and enhancing business performance.  As a business owner, he appreciates the challenges involved in ownership first-hand. He understands the importance of hiring right and developing talent to support the organizational culture, the impact to the local community and building and achieving business goals. He also has a unique understanding of the influence of the owner’s leadership style and how it impacts business structure, management productivity and family dynamics.

Jéan holds a degree in Organizational Management and lives in Orlando, FL. Having a heart for community service, Jéan has volunteered for Orange County Public Schools; he is also an avid musician and a happy husband and father.

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Succession Planning and Growth Strategies: A Guide for Minority Car Dealers

Essential Considerations for Minority Car Dealers in 2024 In today's challenging business environment, minority car dealers face mounting pressures, from increasing expenses linked to new car floor plans to unpredictable fluctuations in used car pricing. Amidst these challenges, the urgency to ensure smooth succession, drive growth, and facilitate effective wealth transfer to the next generation of owners and managers cannot be overstated. Here are essential considerations for minority car dealers navigating wealth transfer, succession planning, and growth strategies in 2024: 1. Transferring to Lower Tax Brackets: Explore the benefits of transferring assets to the next generation in lower tax [...]

Developing Talent & Making a Lasting Impact: Strategies for Minority Car Dealers

Minority auto dealers face unique challenges when building wealth and planning for the future. With a rapidly changing industry, it's crucial to have a solid growth and succession strategy to ensure financial sustainability. From identifying talented individuals within the organization to expanding investment portfolios, there is an array of strategies minority dealers can implement to establish a solid financial foundation and create a lasting legacy. Identifying and Developing Rising Stars Succession planning involves identifying potential future leaders within the organization to build management and leadership bench strength and support growth initiatives. You may find these [...]

Succession Planning and Family Generational Wealth Transfer

Succession planning is a critical consideration for anyone looking to transfer their wealth to future generations. However, it is also important to consider the broader implications of asset transfers, especially when it comes to creating equitable opportunities for your minority key managers. In a recent video, Jean Venant, Succession Planner with The Rawls Group, discussed some interesting data on succession planning and generational wealth transfer from a chart released by the Federal Reserve. Growth in Asset Ownership Among Different Races The chart indicates that white Americans owned $49 trillion of assets in the US [...]

Accelerating Growth: Developing Leadership Bench Strength to Drive Success

In the fast-paced world of the automotive industry, growth and expansion are crucial to success. However, the growth process can be internally daunting, especially when it involves bridging the gap between your managers and leaders' knowledge and experience. Evaluating and creating a management and leadership depth chart is the first step to ensuring seamless growth transitions for your business. This exercise may sound like another task added to your busy schedule. Still, proactive engagement in training and people development should become your biggest priority and a prerequisite to your external growth strategy. If you don't [...]

10 Considerations Every Succession Plan Must Consider

Whether gifted, bought, or developed from the ground up,  business owners put their passion to work to establish a lifestyle and opportunities for their families. Far from the entrepreneur's mind is succession planning because many believe it to be the end; when, in actuality, it provides options to create your vision. Succession planning is a transitional, strategic process focusing on the successful long-term continuity of an operating business through the next generation of owners, leaders, and managers. This process is not just about basic estate planning or profits but is highly dependent upon addressing multiple, interdependent, long-term performance factors [...]

Transfer Daily Management & Remain in Control

Successful family businesses have the power to provide for many lifestyles. Owner(s) and their families, key leaders and their families, employees, and the community it serves. Many owners have the vision to transfer out of daily operations and want the business to remain under family ownership. There are many strategies at an owner’s fingertips ranging from an Operating Board of Directors, Management Advisory Boards, and Contingent Successors, just to name a few. Listen to Jèan Venant share different strategies for an owner to transfer daily management and keep the business as a family asset. Family [...]

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