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Plan for Success and Succession in Your Business

Plan for Success and Succession in Your Business

A Presentation by Jake Johnson, Johnson Consulting Group

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

"Straight Talk"


Plan for Success and Succession in Your Business

Presented by

Jake Johnson

President & Chief Executive Director, Johnson Consulting Group

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Earn 1 CEU toward license renewal (no cost for IFDF members)

Succession planning and driving enterprise value upward should always be in our minds as owners, managers, and key stakeholders in a business. ”The why behind all we do.” In this webinar, we will review steps to be considered when developing your succession plan.  In doing so, what are the key drivers that build enterprise value for the owner and how can we communicate that all the way down to the frontline employees.  We will also review the recent pandemic, finance, and government changes that may impact business value and succession decisions in the near future.

Jake Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, has rapidly advanced into senior leadership roles and gained respect throughout the funeral and cemetery industries. He is known as an innovator, change agent and thought leader. Jake’s success is based on his unique ability to identify simple solutions to complex business problems and communicate across all levels of the organization, instilling positive morale, empowerment and employee ownership to drive service excellence. His strong foundation in accounting, financial analysis and EBITDA forecasting is complemented by technology savvy and broad general management qualifications in business development and operations.

As President & CEO at Johnson Consulting, Jake provides strategic direction and marketing innovations that laid the groundwork for the company’s rapid growth, gaining recognition as the premiere total solutions provider within the funeral industry. In his former position as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries, he provided key operations leadership to the Palm Cemetery Division.

Jake began his career at Keystone Group Holdings (now Dignity Memorial Network) as Associate Director, Corporate Development, where his financial analysis and forecasting expertise were foundational to the firm’s growth. Jake’s educational credentials include a BSBA degree in Management with an emphasis in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rounding out his financial portfolio, he is a licensed Real Estate Agent and licensed Investment Advisor representative. Jake is also a member-emeritus of the Funeral Service Foundation Board.

To receive 1 CEU for this course, please send your FL license number to the IFDF office at after you have registered for the webinar. You will receive a CE Course Certificate upon completion of the course.

For More Information:

Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Associate Director for Outreach Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (850)222-0198