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Culture Clash! | Feb 21, 2018 | Business Transition Advisors

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Bellevue Red Lion Inn

11211 Main St

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Culture Clash!

When: February 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Where: Bellevue Red Lion Inn
11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004


Once upon a time, two companies decided to merge. The owners were very happy and sure they were doing the right thing for their businesses. But instead of increased productivity, conflict, turf wars, secret meetings and stalling nearly brought the business to a halt. Key employees left the company.
What possibly could have gone wrong?

Come to the next meeting of Business Transition Advisors to find out how to get in front of results like these and, instead, get two cultures on track towards working together productively.

We are bringing together experts to share their thoughts about how to avoid chaos and conflict when buying or merging a business.


Niki Jorgensen

  • Niki is currently a Manager, HR Services with Insperity, supporting Colorado and the Greater Pacific Northwest. She is based in Denver, CO.

    Niki has fifteen years of management experience and has been with Insperity for eight years.

    Previously, Niki maintained various positions at SG Marketing Group, including Director of Operations and Client Services. With SG Marketing Group, Niki experienced two acquisitions between 2006 and 2007. The surviving entity was Market Force Information. Niki was involved in transitional activities for both acquisitions.

    Niki has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Spanish from North Carolina State University.

Jeff Rogers

  • Jeff is Chairman of OneAccord Partners & Capital, based in Kirkland with offices on the west coast. Jeff founded OneAccord after 20 years with The Southwestern Company. OneAccord provides senior leadership to private companies to build their value.

    He also serves on 4 non-profit boards and 4 company boards in the area. As a hobby, he has been racing for 10 years – first in a Porsche and now an open-wheel vintage Formula car.

Brian Quint

  • Brian Quint is President of Aqua Quip. Aqua Quip is a 58 year old -Seattle based – family owned company with 9 retail stores in the Puget Sound area and around 80 employees.

    Aqua Quip sells swimming pools and hot tubs, barbeque grills, wood & gas fireplace inserts and stoves as well as products used by swimming pool and hot tub owners…such as chemicals, toys, cleaning products and everything else under the sun (as long as the sun comes out…)
    Aqua Quip also has a complete service, construction and electrical department.


Mark Hamachek

Mark Hamachek has spent his career as both an entrepreneur and corporate executive with an expertise in business development, strategic planning, management, and corporate investing. He has worked for large multi-national companies including Amazon.com, IBM, and Boston Scientific as well as several entrepreneurial ventures such as Remote Medical International. For the past several years he has been a consultant to private equity/venture capital funds as well as growing business in the areas of business planning and growth due diligence. Currently, he is Director at Windrose Advisors, an investment management firm, and a partner in the firm.

Merger integration operating experience. Mark served as a Senior Manager of Corporate Development for Amazon.com, with global responsibility for leading merger integration and strategic operations across all acquisitions. Mark oversaw the integration of Audible ($300M) into Amazon.com, which was among the several acquisitions and divestitures that he managed for Amazon.com.

Mark holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Williams College, where he played on the varsity lacrosse team. Mark previously served on the board of the Henry Art Gallery and on Lakeside School’s Alumni Advisory Board.John O’Dore is Principal and Managing Director of Kirkland-based OneAccord Capital and Head of Sell-side M&A Advisory Services. John leads an experienced and dedicated team at OneAccord Capital to serve the needs of lower middle-market owners and shareholders of privately held businesses in the Pacific Northwest – namely Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Target clients generally have EBITDA in the range of $1 to $5 million or businesses valued in the range of $5 million to $25 million.

Join us to hear their stories and learn how to manage culture clash.

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