Cisco hosted their first ever Managed Service Provider (MSP) event, a two-day virtual conference called Cisco Elevate, in September 2021.
I was invited to moderate a very special session at Elevate entitled: A CEO’s Journey from Inception to Exit.
If you’re interested in building an IT business for sale, now or in the future, then you’ll want to listen to our session!
What is Cisco Elevate?
Cisco Elevate was a two-day virtual event dedicated to helping MSPs create an inclusive community ecosystem.
As a result, the audience for the event was everyone from executives to techs! They brought together experts to talk on trends, tools and technology.
A CEO’s Journey: From Inception to Exit
As mentioned, I moderated a special session at Cisco Elevate entitled A CEO’s Journey: From Inception to Exit.
Firstly, as an IT or MSP business grows, many changes can be expected.
Therefore, we invited a small group of world-class Managed Service experts for an honest discussion about how to grow your IT business and ready it for a sale.
The experts who joined me were:-
- Michael France, Managing Partner, Taylor Business Group
- Amy Babinchak, Owner, Third Tier, Sell My MSP and Harbor Computer Services
- Scott Sanders, CEO of Affordable Technology Solutions (ATS), and founder of IT Business Owners Facebook Group
- Dan Tomaszewski, President Green Light Business Technology
As a result of the experience of the panel, some of the topics I quizzed the panel on included:-
- Employing and managing personnel
- Making sales and financial decisions
- Organisational change and maturity
- Client relationships and how these evolve
- Growth, acquisition and exit
How to Access the Recording of the Session
The CEO panel discussion was only a part of the two-day Cisco Elevate event!
In addition, there were ton of other great sessions!
The “CEO’s Journey” session was recorded.
The recordings are available to registrants to view on-demand.
Learn from the CEO’s Journey to Grow Your MSP
I am so pleased that I was given the opportunity to ask world-class CEOs to share their wisdom.
If you’re like me, and you’ve:
- Ever felt lonely as the boss
- Felt uncertain about what to do in your MSP
Then I hope our session at Cisco Elevate will help you!