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Navigating Diverse Owner Priorities and Preparing for Life After Exit with DC Palter


Navigating Diverse Owner Priorities and Preparing for Life After Exit with DC Palter

By , April 18, 2023

In this podcast interview, DC Palter, a startup founder and CEO with over 25 years of experience building and leading tech companies, shares his insights on dealing with multiple owners with different goals and priorities, and what to prepare for life after exiting a business.

DC discusses the acquisitions of his first and second companies, and what went wrong with each acquisition. He also talks about his plans for post-acquisition life after each exit and what actually happened.

He shares his experience of transitioning to life as a full-time author after his most recent exit, and how he finds fulfillment in part-time roles in consulting and marketing. He also discusses how he approaches his work as a writer, and whether he sees it as similar to building a new business.

Throughout the interview, DC draws on his extensive experience in the startup world to provide practical advice for entrepreneurs facing similar challenges.

For more on this topic and perspective, check out this episode on Succession Plus Youtube Channel and Exit Insights Spotify.


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Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.