Michael K. Vann
Michael K. Vann is president of The Vann Group, LLC. Michael joined the firm in 1999 and is responsible for day-to-day management and strategic direction. Michael has over 20 years of strategic consulting and transactional advisory experience. A member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Michael focuses his efforts on helping owners build and realize their value by creating the framework for continuity and scalability within their organizations. His areas of expertise include strategic facilitation, succession/transition planning and mergers and acquisitions. He serves as a trusted advisor to the owners of companies who value his practical and personable approach and his ability to simplify complex business issues into an actionable plan.
An industry generalist, Michael has successfully advised companies in a variety of industries including professional and technical services, construction, industrial services, manufacturing, and food and hospitality. As a transactional advisor, he has advised both buy-side and sell-side companies on transactions with enterprise values up to $50 million.
Michael is the co-author of “Buying out the Boss: The Successors Guide to Succession Planning,” which looks at succession and transition planning from the perspective of the internal acquirer. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as value building, succession/transition planning and selling a business.
In addition to his business activities, Michael is also active in the community. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Elms College and chairs the audit committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp. and as first vice chairman of Alden Credit Union.
Michael is a graduate of George Mason University. He and his wife, Amanda, reside in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and are raising two amazing daughters and one unruly puppy.