01 Jul July 1, 2022 – Quine Creator Ryan Wright and Exit Planning Chris Vanderzyden
Ryan Wright – CEO of thatDot
Ryan Wright is the creator of Quine, and has been leading software teams focused on data infrastructure and data science for two decades. He has served as principal engineer, director of engineering, principal investigator on DARPA-funded research programs, and is currently the founder and CEO of thatDot—the company supporting Quine. Ryan particularly enjoys taking the philosophical ends of computer science—usually problems related to language, meaning, and data—and making them more practical and useful.
Chris Vanderzyden – Founding Partner of Legacy Partners and Author of Master Your Exit Plan: Sell Your Business, Preserve Your Legacy
Chris Vanderzyden, CPA, CVGA, CEPA, is an author, speaker, and leading educator on exit planning and mergers and acquisitions. She is a founding partner of Legacy Partners, LLLP, an exit planning and M&A advisory firm dedicated to creating and executing exit strategies for privately held business owners. Her career began as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers, then as an asset manager with Northwest Asset Management in Los Angeles, California. Following her positions in the corporate world, she became an entrepreneur, having sold two businesses herself, and has consulted for privately held companies in driving business value and exit strategies for decades. She speaks internationally on exit planning and mergers and acquisitions, is an expert contributor for media outlets, a guest lecturer for Harvard University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation class, and the bestselling author of 7 Steps to Entrepreneurial Victory. Her newest book, Master Your Exit Plan: Sell Your Business, Preserve Your Legacy (Emerald Lake Books; April 19, 2022), offers a step-by-step roadmap to successfully selling a business and includes in-depth advice from five preeminent industry contributors.