Peter G. Christman
The Original Exit and Succession Planning Coach
CEO and Founder of the CHRISTMAN GroupPeter Christman is an experienced entrepreneur, corporate executive, and coach and former investment banker. After spending 25 years as an investment banker with other firms, Peter Christman founded The CHRISTMAN Group, LLC to provide middle market business owners with a comprehensive and integrated suite of services that simplify the exit planning process while maximizing the value of the client’s business. The Christman Group mantra is that we want our clients to be SET for life.
During his 30-year career Pete has successfully sold more than 200 companies in a wide variety of industries. Transactions have ranged in size from several million dollars to over one hundred million dollars. Peter was the co-founder of the Chicago office of a national middle market M&A firm where he continually earned that firm’d “Top Gun” award, which recognizes the firm’s most successful dealmaker.
Peter is also the co-founder of the Exit Planning Institute which educates business advisors on how to implement business owner “exit planning” into their practices. The Institute has developed its own proprietary certification program.
Peter is an entertaining and sought after public speaker who has given hundreds of presentations and seminars on the benefits of exit planning and the middle market mergers and acquisition process. He has also written articles on the importance of the exit planning process. He is the Co-Author of the book, “The Ten Trillion Opportunity”.
Before becoming a middle market investment banker, Pete spent 17 years in high-level marketing and management positions with both Ford Motor Company and Xerox Corporation. Pete is an active member of industry organizations such as ACG, AMAA, MBBI, TEI, TVC, and has served on many Boards of organizations and companies.