Business Strategy

26: ESOP Planning Essentials with Michael Bannon

October 25, 2023 Steve Coughran Season 1 Episode 26
Business Strategy
26: ESOP Planning Essentials with Michael Bannon
Show Notes

In this episode of the Business Strategy podcast, host Steve Coughran engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Michael Bannon, Vice President of CSG Partners, about "The Essentials of ESOP Planning". Steve begins by asking Michael to explain what an ESOP is and how it works, highlighting its key benefits for both employees and employers. They delve into factors that companies should consider when deciding whether to implement an ESOP, including specific industries or company sizes that may be more suited to this approach. The conversation proceeds to explore the steps involved in planning and setting up an ESOP, while addressing the legal and regulatory requirements that need to be navigated. Michael also shares insights on how companies can ensure that their ESOP is structurally aligned with their long-term goals and values, highlighting common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid during the setup process. By covering these essential topics, Steve Coughran and Michael Bannon provide listeners with a comprehensive understanding of ESOP planning, empowering them to make informed decisions regarding employee ownership plans.

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