James Kaloyanides, third-generation family member at New England Coffee and President & COO from 1991 to 2011, made a dramatic and bold move in hiring the first non-family member, Chuck Kozubal, to be president of this 85-year old firm.
XPX Boston invites participants to join them for a discussion with both James Kaloyanides and Chuck Kozubal about this significant change in leadership, what brought about the change, hiring an outsider, what it is like to run someone else's family business and so much more.
The discussion will be facilitated by David Karofsky of Transition Consulting Group. Karofsky has more than 20 years of experience coaching individuals and working with companies to excel, grow and outperform their competition, as one half of a father-son team with a practice focused on the family issues within family businesses.
Kozubal joined New England Coffee with more than 30 years of successful retail, foodservice, operations and entrepreneurial experience. Under his leadership, New England Coffee successfully purchased the Autocrat ground coffee business, launched single-serve coffee and expanded its footprint in grocery, convenience and foodservice accounts. He is focused on expanding New England Coffee’s online ordering business as well as increasing overall sales and improved operations for the company.
The event takes place Wed., Feb. 27, beginning at 7:15 a.m., at Olin Hall, in the Needham-Wellesley Room of Babson College, 231 Forest Street, Wellesley. www.babson.edu.
Stanley Davis, Chair of the XPX Board of Directors, said, “For anyone who contemplates an exit from a business, this compelling story is a ‘must hear.’ Those of us who work with businesses where exit strategies are a key part of their business planning understand the opportunities and potential pitfalls that exist within the family business structure. This is an event that will provide great insight.”
Cost to attend the event is $45 for members and $75 for non-members. To register for the event, visit http://exitplanningexchange.com/
The Exit Planning Exchange has its roots in Boston where a group of advisors began holding meetings in 2006. Today, there are Chapters in CT, Philadelphia, DC, and Tampa, with a shared vision, mission and organizational structure.
XPX works to help business owners create sustainable and transferable value in their enterprise and achieve a well-prepared, successful exit. Services to advisors include sharing best practices, creating a national bureau of thought-leading advisors, presentations by former business owners who have successfully exited their businesses, panels with expert topics, summits, and connection with trusted advisors.
About Exit Planning Exchange (XPX)
Based in Boston, XPX currently has chapters in Boston, Connecticut, Philadelphia, DC Metro, Tampa, and continues to expand. Its members represent a range of professionals who serve privately-held businesses.
To learn more about XPX Boston, please contact Donna Powell, XPX Administrator, at 978-392-7929, or