Through The Eyes of a Business Owner: Why I Chose an ESOP

This presentation was originally recorded for the National Center for Employee Ownership’s 2020 Annual Conference.

In this panel moderated by Keith Apton of The Capital ESOP Group – UBS Financial Services, Inc., SES ESOP Strategies’ President and CEO Ed Renenger discusses the reasons why business owners choose employee ownership with Brian Allen, President and CEO Of Precision Walls, an SES client.


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