Full Name
Brett Dearing
Job Title
Partner, Head of Business Advisory Services
Cerity Partners
Speaker Bio
Brett Dearing provides CEO Founders education and fiduciary advice to meet their unique and ever-changing needs. Brett is a sought-after consultant, planning coach and keynote speaker for business owners and advisors to business owners for businesses ranging from $30 million to $250 million in enterprise value. With over 30 years of operational experience, Brett has successfully guided hundreds of privately held and family-owned business owners through the four phases of a business cycle utilizing key planning strategies focused on operational enhancement, business growth & expansion, and comprehensive transition planning. Brett has added millions to business owner value and assisted business owners transition over $2 billion in privately held businesses.

As an advocate, consultant and advisory board member, Mr. Dearing utilizes his real-time experience to assist CEO Founders implement and execute operational enhancements, growth strategies, and transition plans through mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, private equity partnerships, strategic acquisitions, spinout acquisitions, tuck-in strategies, and ESOPs. Mr. Dearing has implemented advisory boards and has utilized EOS and Lean Six Sigma methodologies to implement business, financial, and personal planning solutions as a part of a comprehensive plan to increase shareholder value. In previous positions, Mr. Dearing provided outsourced Chief Operating Officer services for privately held businesses and was a Senior Vice President at Goldman Sachs.
Brett Dearing