About Our Story

Our Story

We are fellow business owners with multiple exits under our belts. When selling our own businesses, we saw first hand why so many M&A processes fail and how the M&A process was not designed to maximize the sale of each company. So at Exitwise, we designed a better M&A process for all our fellow business owners to create the exits they deserve.

Why ExitWise?

"We built Exitwise to help every business owner create the exit they deserve."

M&A Specialists vs. Generalists

"If you need brain surgery, who do you call? Your family doctor or the best Neurosurgeon you can find? Selling your company is no different."

Should You Sell On Your Own?

"If you're going to sell for less than $5M, you can sell on your own. Just know that you will leave money on the table just like I did."

My Fellow Founders,

I have been very fortunate to have built and sold several businesses over the last 20 years. Like many of you, I know the ups and downs of building a business and the sacrifices that you and your families have made to get to where you are today.

Although I built my companies alongside many great co-founders, employees and investors, when it came time to sell each business, I was largely on my own to figure out the exit process.

Through these M&A experiences, I’ve learned what it takes to not only maximize the sale of a business, but I’ve also learned how to structure agreements with the right buyers to allow business owners to benefit from the continued growth of their business while allowing existing employees to thrive under new ownership.

For the last 5 years, I’ve dedicated my time to helping my fellow founders succeed in the M&A process. By assembling the best teams of industry specialized, M&A experts from around the world for each business owner, we’ve created some fantastic exits. Although helping sell one company at a time has been very rewarding and I’ve made life-long friendships, in the back of my mind I always knew that I had to find a way to make the M&A process more successful for as many business owners as possible.

Since so many of you will be in the position of selling your businesses over the next few years, my partners and I created Exitwise.com to share the lessons we’ve learned and the process we’ve built to help as many of our fellow founders as possible create the exits they deserve.

Please read our blog articles, listen to our former clients and schedule a time to chat with us to learn what a difference our M&A process can really make. Then, if you decide you would like our help, we’ll consider it a true honor to help you complete your entrepreneurial journey.

Your Fellow Founder,
Todd Sullivan
CEO, Exitwise

Fellow Founder References

Todd has spent his career mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs as a board member, advisor, investor and friend.
Here are a few comments from his fellow founders about their experiences with Todd over the years.

    Todd helped with the building blocks of our early stage company with limited resources while expanding our long-term vision.

    Stefanie Lemcke
    CEO, GoKid

    Todd is hard working, persistent, and energetic . I've always been impressed with how well he communicates with his team.

    Mike Klein
    CEO, Genomenon

    Todd has been an invaluable advisor to Mythic. He helped turn our small R&D-focused company into a high growth, industry disrupting company.

    Mike Henry
    CEO, Mythic AI

    Todd is one of the hardest working entrepreneurs I've ever met. His ability to bring people together are unmatched.

    Kris Petersen
    Innovation, Uptake

    In every instance as a guest lecturer, Todd strikes the perfect balance of being approachable, knowledgable, informative and inspiring.

    Jim Price
    Business Professor

    Todd’s ability to relate to founders and offer thoughtful options to problems and opportunities is eye opening and greatly appreciated.

    Ryan Vaughn
    CEO, VNN

    Todd is a phenomenal leader, with the competitive spirit required of a successful founder. He has a proven talent to inspire those around him.

    Fares Ksebati
    SEO MySwimPro

    Todd will forever be a mentor to me and is hopefully someone I can continue to work with on new ventures in the future.

    Chris Hartman
    Growth, OfficeLuv

Find Your M&A Expert Today

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