Louisiana Succession Planning

Louisiana Succession Planning2022-06-09T14:46:35-05:00
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family-business-succession-planningClayton Latiolais


Succession Advisor



Lafayette, LA

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Clayton Latiolais knows and understands what it takes to overcome challenges present in our environment and succeed in fulfilling the mission.  Clayton’s experience as a pilot in the military and aviation operations manager in the civilian sector provides him with an in-depth knowledge of contingency planning for any scenario.  Additionally, with his professional background and education as a succession planner, Clayton brings a unique perspective on operational management, change management, leadership style, and strategic planning.

Before joining The Rawls Group, Clayton spent over 20 years working with some of the world’s largest and most demanding organizations in challenging and dynamic environments.  Clayton focused on identifying key performance metrics, establishing accountability to build highly efficient teams, and fostering inspiring cultures for people from diverse backgrounds.

Clayton holds an MBA from Louisiana State University and served nearly eight years as a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot, including deployments in Europe and the Middle East, and facilitated rescue missions supporting Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  An avid outdoorsman, Clayton enjoys hunting and fishing in the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana or anywhere the fish are biting.  He also enjoys the sights, sounds, and foods of the many festivals around Lafayette, Louisiana, where he resides.


Balancing Seasonal and Political Uncertainties in the Energy Business

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Seasonality, inflation, politics, people, and technology are a few headwinds impacting fuel dealers, wholesalers, and service contractors in the energy space.  We are often asked, "How can we create predictable revenues in an industry influenced by so many outside "threats?" In this episode, Doug Woosnam, a Consultant with Cetane Associates, [...]

How Successful Fuel and Oil Business Owners Protect and Build Business Value

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Many business owners lean on the DIY approach to strategic planning, integrating family into the business, succession planning, and positioning their business for sale on the open market.  Where entrepreneurs are sharp in many ways, without outside help, they often suffer from being able to see the trees from the [...]

Political Pressures: How Fuel and Oil Business Owners Can Protect Their Business

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Political and social pressures continue to impact propane and oil business owners.  In this episode, Champ Rawls, a succession planner with The Rawls Group, Marty Kirshner, Partner with Gray, Gray & Gray, Doug Woosnam, a Consultant with Cetane Associates, and The Rawls Group's succession planner Clayton  Latiolais discuss how to [...]

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