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About SRG

Succession Resource Group is a boutique succession consulting firm based in the Pacific Northwest, serving clients across the country. SRG was founded by David Grau Jr., MBA in 2012 after nearly a decade of helping advisors with valuation and succession planning. SRG's team of experts leverage their industry expertise, combined with best-in-class resources, to help advisors, agents, and accountants manage the equity in their businesses...

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Succession Planning

Strategies to Leave a Legacy

Succession Planning Is More About Growing Than Going

Ensure your business continues to grow and thrive well after you are ready to slow down. Our team of experts will guide you through creating a detailed plan that includes our recommendations, the timeline, pro forma cash flow models, compensation research, flow charts & organizational plans, and all necessary supporting agreements to ensure growth and profitability for years to come as you create a multigenerational advisory business.

Succession Planning Differentiators

Understand Your Options

We understand no two teams are the same, and that your priorities are unique to you. Don't settle for a cookie-cutter strategy. We have developed a variety of strategies to help you and your successors, and will guide you to the correct solution.

Create a Comprehensive Plan

Having helped hundreds of advisors of varying size create their plan, we will ensure you are able to make each decision with full information with the guidance of our dedicated in-house team of professionals.

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Service at a Glance

Using our four-step approach, we help you (financial advisors) develop truly unique and comprehensive succession plans built for your business.

  • What's included?

    Our Succession Blueprint service includes:

    • Detailed Recommendations
    • Timelines
    • Pro Forma Cash Flow Models
    • Compensation Research and Structures
    • Flow Charts & Organizational Charts
    • All Necessary Form Agreements
    • Virtual consulting meetings with the SRG team of experts.
  • How long is the process?

    While we move at the pace of our clients, most succession plans take between 3 and 6 months to complete at a comfortable pace.

  • How to get started?

    Getting started is easy - simply complete our short contact form, call us, or schedule a call. Either way, we will make sure we get your questions answered so you can feel confident retaining SRG to guide you and your team.

    (503) 427-9910

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Succession Planning Testimonials
David and Nicole were great. Proactive, patient, expert. At the end of the day, I received exactly the product I was looking for.
— John F.
Thank you for your services. I am convinced that, had my partner and I taken this to an attorney, we would have spent two or three times as much. Also, I especially appreciate your attention to the tax aspects of the succession plan (...)
— Hal R.
David and the SRG team have been of immense value in helping me set up a suitable succession plan between myself and my junior partner. The custom guidance and flexible solutions were vital to making it all happen.
— Phil H.

Pricing

Simple Full

$ 10,000
$ 6

$ 15,000
$ 7
Features
Single Point of Contact
Upon engagement, you will be assigned your team based on several factors, such as package, availability, and complexity of your project.
Industry Specific Questionnaire
Each package has a separate questionnaire ranging in complexity and detail. The questionnaires are designed to ensure your deliverables are comprehensive and tailored to your needs.
Consultation Call(s)
Consultation calls help us clarify inputs, address questions, and provide recommendations to ensure that your deliverable meets your needs in real-time.
10 Calls
20 Calls
Email Support
Sometimes you just have a quick question! We are happy to address any questions, changes, or thoughts via email.
Unlimited
Unlimited
Cash Flow Model
Form Contracts
SRG will provide the agreements needed to support your succession plan, and includes two sets of revisions to help tailor the documents to your needs before having your counsel review.
Coordination with tax professional
Succession Blueprint Document
The Succession Blueprint Document is a simple to read but comprehensive document that summarizes the entire plan, timeline, tax strategies, financing considerations, and more so all parties know the plan and can easily reference what to do each year. This document includes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for all parties to sign, acknowledging the intent of the plan.
Multi-Successor Strategy
For firms with multiple successors, SRG will create a more robust succession and equity sharing strategy for each participant, working closely with them to ensure they understand and have their questions answered.
Industry Resources
Resources may include: guides, checklists, decision trees, whitepapers, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to provide?  

    We request a short questionnaire be completed, requesting items such as owner information, successor information, goals, and timeline. If a valuation has been completed with SRG, we will also review the materials provided.

  • What do I receive if I engage?  

    You will receive one-on-one consulting through Zoom, telephone call(s), and emails. You will also receive cash flow modeling, a Memorandum of Understandingrole transition, timeline, financing, compensation research studies (owner only), contracts, checklists, and any other resources needed to complete the deal.

  • What is the difference between contingency planning and succession planning?

    Each of these services help assist the owner transition their business. However, the methodologies used, potential triggering events, and urgency varies.

    Contingency Plans: Contingency Plans are designed to help the owner transition their business to an internal/external licensed advisor (typically within the same broker-dealer/custodian/city and state) immediately in the event of death, disability, and/or loss of license. There is usually a discount applied to contingency plan deals due to the unknown and expedited nature.  
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    Succession Plans: Succession Plans are designed to help the owner transition their business to internal advisors over an extended period of time. These plans can vary in duration, with some plans focusing on sharing equity while others focus on the founder's eventual retirement and sale. 

  • How is SRG different?

    SRG has years of experience helping set these types of plans up for our clients. We know your industry. And, we have helped our client's family's and legal counsel put these plans into action when something has happened. This is the experience we bring to each client's plan. 

    We strive for excellence and, as a result, we are always learning, adapting, and revising our deliverables and resources to ensure that you receive a fair, accurate, and timely solution as the industry changes.

    We are neutral. We are not affiliated with a broker-dealer or custodian and can provide the advice that is best for you. We also pride ourselves on service - providing high-touch, high-quality solutions to our clients.

  • How do I get started?

    Contact us!

    (503)427-9910

    Schedule a Call

  • Who would I be working with?

    David Grau

    David Grau, Jr., MBA, Founder & CEO

    Learn more about David

    Nicole Frey

    Nicole Frey, CFP®,  Senior Project Coordinator

    Learn more about Nicole

    Kate Clements

    Katelynn Clements, Esq.,  M&A Transaction Coordinator 

    Learn more about Katelynn

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    Hattie Everroad, J.D., Project Administrator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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