Des Moines Succession Planning

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Des Moines, Iowa

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 Newton, IA 50208
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dan-schneider-the-rawls-group-family-business-succession-plannerDan Schneider


Succession Advisor
Des Moines, IA

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Dan Schneider specializes in working with families and organizations to design, build, and implement emotional and logical relationship systems and processes that increase human and financial capital and stakeholder value.

Since 1996, Dan Schneider has been involved in business start-ups, business cultural development, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and community development. He has served as Vice-president of Development, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of firms in the manufacturing, technology, financial, and advertising industries. Dan Schneider’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Ambrose University; a Master of Arts degree in Legal Studies from Antioch School of Law; and a Certified NLP Business Practitioner from the Quadrant 1 Group in London, England. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors for Leadership Iowa, a statewide leadership program sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

In addition to his role as Managing Partner in EDGE Cultural Architects, Dan is a Partner and Director of The Rawls Group as well as a founding member of the International Succession Planning Association. Dan frequently speaks before local, state, and national organizations about leadership and change.

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #1 I’m All Taken Care Of

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception # 1- “I’m All Taken Care Of “I have it all done.” “My estate and exit strategy are in order.” “My attorney and CPA have me covered.” These are beliefs are commonly expressed by many business owners. While there may be confidence and truth behind these statements, what the [...]

Building a High Performance Company – How Long Does it Take?

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is “How long do you think it will take?” Usually, the question is in reference to implementing some recommendations we’ve made about how to positively impact performance. Unless the company is in a survival crisis, our experience indicates that building a high performance culture usually [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – 4 Ways to Avoid Losing Key Talent

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

Turnover in an organization brings a high cost to the company, which unfortunately, much of that cost can be avoided. Findings from the Saratoga Institute, a group that regularly reviews and updates the financial and organizational costs of turnover, estimate the financial costs range between 12-40% of pre-tax income. This translates to anywhere from [...]

As Seen in Crain’s Detroit Business – Consultants can help family businesses with their policies

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

When Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac Inc. executives met with their consulting group to help with succession planning, they were told their third-generation family company needed policies in place for the next generation of leaders "They've seen some family situations that may have torn families apart," said Gary Stanford, vice president. "With their experience and knowledge, [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Could Your Culture Use a Little MAGIC?

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: |

A couple of generations ago, a group called The Lovin’ Spoonful had a hit record called “Do you believe in magic?” If you are a fan of the “oldies,’ you may have heard it. Magic is fascinating and I see quite a connection between magic and business. If you treat MAGIC as an acronym, you’ll [...]

As Seen in Automotive Buy Sell Report – Three Steps to Making Business Planning Fun for a Dealer

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

Some things in life are actually fun to plan, such as weddings, vacations, and special celebratory events. The planning that goes into the event usually leads to a happy outcome, regardless of how long the planning takes and even if there are bumps along the way. Business Planning, on the other hand, can get a [...]