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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 for financial advisors

How Financial Advisors
Leave a Legacy

Succession Planning Is More About Growing Than Going

Ensure your financial advisory practice continues to grow and thrive well after you are ready to slow down. Our team of business succession experts will guide you through creating a detailed plan that includes our recommendations, the timeline, pro forma cash flow models, advisor 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

Customized Strategies for
Your Advisory Team

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.

A Comprehensive
Succession Blueprint

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


Succession Blueprint
at a Glance

Using our highly evolved approach and strategies, we help owners and their team  develop truly unique and comprehensive succession plans built for your industry.

  • What's included?

    We offer two service packages based on your needs. At a minimum, all of our succession plans include:

    • Single point of contact 
    • Succession Agreement
    • Up to one (1) contract revision
    • At least ten (10) consultation calls
    • Cash Flow Model analysis

    Our elite succession plan package includes additional consulting and industry resources to ensure no stone is left unturned. We will work with you to ensure you have a workable plan by coordinating with your tax professionals, and documenting the plan through our succession blueprint to ensure a smooth transition.

  • 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.

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Advisor Succession Planning Testimonials
SRG was 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.
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.

Succession Pricing

Premium Elite

$ 11,000
$ 6

$ 17,000
$ 7
Best For
RIA, Advisory, Insurance, OSJ, Retirement Plans, CPA Firms
RIA, Advisory, Insurance, OSJ, Retirement Plans, CPA Firms, Other Industries
Number of Owners
Number of Successors
One Successor
Dedicated Team
You will have a dedicated team each step of the way to ensure a smooth/seamless process.
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 your questions, and provide recommendations to ensure that your deliverable meets your needs in real-time. The included calls are appropriate for 90%+ of our client projects.
10 Calls
20 Calls
Cash Flow Model
Industry Specific Form Agreements
SRG will provide you a form contract tailored for your needs based on the information we gather from you.
Contract Revisions
We know it's hard to think of everything on the first try. Each package receives at least one contract revision to ensure the final product is exactly what you need.
2 Revisions
3 Revisions
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.
Coordination with tax professional
Industry Resources
Resources may include: guides, role transition and other checklists, decision trees, whitepapers, etc.
Common Add-ons
Elite Valuation
For internal succession planning and equity sharing, it is important to use a valuation methodology that is focused on the earnings of the business, as opposed to the market value.
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Succession Planning Service FAQs

  • Who is the succession plan service for?  

    Our succession plan service is for owners/founders looking to either create plan/roadmap to eventually exit their business and transition it to the next generation of talent on their team. The focus of the work is generally on the founder(s) since they are the ones who need a solution, but succession planning requires involvement from all parties as the plan progresses.  As a result, while our work starts with the owner/founders, as the work progresses, most owners choose to integrate their successors into the planning process.

    Article: Succession Planning 101

  • When should I engage for the succession plan service?  

    Succession planning is ideally a state of mind that owners are thinking about throughout their journey building the business. Succession planning is about creating a business that ultimately can outlast you, which is something that is driven and supported by your hiring decisions, the talent you search for, how much time you spend mentoring and training, documenting your workflows and client experience, all so it can be sustained in your absence someday. Assuming this is happening, the development of a succession plan with SRG should generally start 6-10 years before the founder(s) want to retire. For smaller businesses (under $3-$5 million in annual revenue), 5-7 years can be adequate, whereas larger businesses should plan to give themselves more time, ideally in the 7-10 year range.

  • I am the owner and would like to create a plan, but I don't have anyone qualified or ready. Can you find me a successor?  

    No. Finding, training, and evaluating an employee that you will hopefully turn into an entrepreneur and owner is statistically unlikely and takes years of trial and error.

    While we do not have a solution to help you find and hire someone, we can help you find a buyer, and then you can continue to work with him/her for many years following the sale. You can learn more about this solution by visiting our Seller Advocacy Service.

  • My broker-dealer/custodian/TAMP/etc. has support for my succession plan. Why would I use SRG? 

    SRG is neutral/unbiased and we focus on doing one thing really well - succession planning. We have an entire team that is dedicated to working with advisors to craft unique succession plans, and with years of experience, we have learned a thing or two. Our resources are highly evolved, having been developed and used hundreds of times with practices large and small, simple and complex. We also provide a comprehensive solution, ensuring you get the guidance and advice you need, as well as the resources to execute the transaction. Our team will guide your team every step of the way.

  • 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!


    Schedule a Call

  • Who would I be working with?


    Parker Finot, Project Manager

    Learn more about Parker


    David M.

    David Mueller, Project Administrator

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