Do’s & Don’ts of Practice Sale Communication: Breaking News to Staff (and more)
May 25, 2022
How do you tell your veterinary staff that you’re selling the hospital? Listen to our chat with Win Lippincott (Chief Growth Officer, Ackerman Group), Kathy Stieh (VP of Business Development, NVA), Dennis Horter (COO, Encore Vet Group), and Dallas LaRose (COO, People, Pets & Vets) as they discuss best practices on sale communications.
More about this webinar
Luckily, there’s tips and tricks to put you at ease, stay prepared for every scenario, and ultimately help communications with staff go smoothly. Join us as we discuss practice sale communications, specifically:
- Why breaking news to staff feels nerve-wracking among practice owners
- Best practices and guidance to handle communications in a proactive and thoughtful way
- General advice and do’s and don’ts from our panel of industry experts
Chief Growth Officer,
People, Pets & Vets
Encore Vet Group
VP of Business Development,
Dr. Gary Ackerman
Founder & Co-CEO
Dr. Gary Ackerman is the Co-CEO of Ackerman Group, having founded the company 20 years ago after developing a proprietary process that helps practice owners successfully sell to the corporate market. You can read more about the story of Ackerman Group here.
Gary earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia before establishing his own multi-doctor, multi-site practice in Virginia. After growing his veterinary practices for 20 years, he sold them to a corporate buyer in 2001, where he experienced the transition process firsthand.
Throughout his career, Gary gained a wealth of knowledge and experience across many different areas that position him as an industry leader in the veterinary world today. In addition to being a DVM and former veterinary practice owner, he is also a licensed commercial real estate agent and investment advisor. His areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): corporate consolidation, veterinary practice ownership, business growth and management, real estate transactions and construction planning, tax mitigation strategies, practice transitions, due diligence, practice valuations, and negotiations.
Gary is a regular speaker at veterinary conferences and events, and he is an approved CE teacher for numerous realtor, accounting, and legal firms. He is published across multiple trade magazines and management publications where he writes about real estate issues in healthcare as well as practice transitions.
Gary lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Brenda. He has two children in college. When time permits, he enjoys water sports and an occasional game of racquetball.