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Session B

Catalysts, Tribulations and Triumphs of Liquidity Events

Presented By: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC / Interchange Capital Partners

When you’re evaluating opportunities for liquidity events and taking money off the table, what are your options? Join a group of CEOs, owners, and M&A experts for a conversation to help you understand how to explore liquidity options, including selling to Private Equity and creating an ESOP.

Join us after the 40-minute panel discussion concludes for a live post-session discussion where you will can meet the speakers and ask questions via Zoom.


Brian Baum
Managing Director
Interchange Capital Partners

Brian is the Managing Director of Interchange Capital Partners. In this role he oversees strategic initiatives of the company with a specific focus on the Family Business and Entrepreneur client segment. His focus is on helping owners think through, build and execute on a value acceleration and transition strategy for the shareholders. He believes that at its core exit planning combines the plan, concept, effort and process into a clear, simple strategy to build a business that is transferable through strong human, structural, customer, and social capital. The future of each owner, their family, and their business are addressed by exit planning through creating value today.

Brian is also the President of the Pittsburgh Exit Planning Chapter, which he helped found in 2019. The chapters mission is to give business owners a forum to get educated on true exit planning – how to build a valuable and transferable business through a proven process. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Business. He is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and a CFP.

Kristy Britsch
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Kristy serves as senior counsel to the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of the law firm of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (LP). She has more than a decade of experience advising closely held businesses on incorporating employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) into their business succession planning. Kristy represents businesses of all sizes, as well as selling shareholders and ESOP fiduciaries, in transactions involving employer securities. Her transaction experience includes representing companies, selling shareholders and ESOP fiduciaries in the sale of employer securities to the ESOP, representing existing ESOP companies and ESOP fiduciaries in sales of ESOP companies to third-party buyers and representing existing ESOP companies and ESOP fiduciaries in the acquisition of other companies. Kristy enjoys helping her clients navigate the complex legal aspects of an ESOP stock purchase transaction and the issues that arise during the life cycle of the ESOP post-transaction, which includes counsel on ERISA fiduciary matters and on ESOP plan compliance matters.

In addition to working on ESOP transactions, Kristy’s practice focuses on general employee benefit and executive compensation matters, including plan design, implementation, and compliance for various types of qualified and non-qualified plans (this includes advising businesses on Code Section 409A matters). In addition, Kristy supports LP’s corporate attorneys by using her expertise with employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues related to merger and acquisition transactions. Kristy also represents plan sponsors and fiduciaries with respect to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) examinations and audits and with the resolution of plan defects by utilizing the IRS and DOL correction programs.

Anurag Mehta
Omega Healthcare

Anurag has 31 years of US corporate experience, 20 of which have been with US-based healthcare and business and clinical process outsourcing companies. Anurag is backed by strong leadership and management experience in start-ups and M&A. The first 11 years of his career were spent at Bayer Corporation (he started at the age of 19) and then he followed his entrepreneurial spirit in 2000 when he became Founder/CEO of a large US Revenue Cycle Management company which grew to nearly 1,000 employees. In 2003, Anurag decided that building successful offshore operations to bring about cost reduction and improved turnaround times for US clients was the better approach, and together with Gopi Natarajan, they started Omega Healthcare. Today, Omega Healthcare is 18,000+ employees worldwide, and is backed by Goldman Sachs private equity.

Richard Van Doel
President & CEO
Performance Validation, Inc.

Richard is the President and CEO of Performance Validation (PV) a 100% S-Corp ESOP Company. Founded in 1988, Performance Validation provides technical services to life- science industries and building commissioning services to both life-science and non-life science facilities. Our mission is to provide our customers with peace of mind with respect to the management and accomplishment of project work in which we have been entrusted to complete.

Conference Location

600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel: (412) 391-4600