Quarterly Update on the Mergers & Acquisitions Market

Watch the on-demand recording from our expert panel webinar.

Each quarter we bring you a panel of experts to talk about the ins and outs of buying and selling a business. Stay tuned for more information on our next webinar, coming in December 2021.

About this webinar

The merger and acquisition market is constantly changing and evolving. If you are considering a merger or acquisition in the near or distant future, join us for a free webinar for business owners and professionals to hear from the experts who have seen it all and know the ins and outs of the M&A market.

Red Shoes Inc., an award-winning strategic communication firm, is partnering with experts in the merger and acquisition market to bring you a complimentary webinar that answers your questions about a variety of topics related to the M&A market.

This webinar panel features award-winning business owner, Brian Gottlieb of Tundraland Home Improvements.

Hear from experts who have worked with clients in numerous industries with a variety of challenges and from business owner who have gone through the process before. Each quarter, we dive into key insights from a variety of perspectives and answer your questions about topics such as the state of the market, internal and external communication strategies, pitfalls for buyers and sellers, how to prepare your business for sale and much more.

No matter where you are in the process of your merger or acquisition journey, this is an easy and confidential way for you to get your questions answered and learn where the state of the M&A market is.

Meet the Expert Panelists


Brian Gottlieb, founder and CEO, Tundraland Home Improvements

Brian Gottlieb, Founder and CEO of Tundraland Home Improvements and Renewal by Andersen of Greater Wisconsin, is an inspirational business owner who started his company in 2009 on a plastic folding table with just $3,000. Today, through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the business employs more than 500 people and is one of the largest remodeling companies in the nation.

Lisa Cruz, founder and president, Red Shoes Inc.

Lisa has worked in the public relations industry since 1994 and launched Red Shoes Inc. in 2008. Lisa provides strategic consulting in a number of areas for clients such as crisis communications, media relations, internal communications, image management and more. During her career, she has worked on a variety of communications projects that involve complex legal situations, federal, state and local investigations, high profile events, mergers and acquisitions and HR matters.

Contact Lisa: lisa@redshoesinc.com

Michael Schwantes CBI, M&AMI, president & CEO, CBS Global LLC

In 1979, Michael founded CBS Global LLC as a business intermediary. He has an extensive background in sales and consulting which blends well with his ongoing post-graduation development. His experience enables him to deliver expert advice in the business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions industry, with specific areas of expertise in the core manufacturing and distribution industries. Recently, Michael closed transactions in the medical, aviation, transportation, and food/dairy industries.

Contact Michael: mschwantes@cbs-global.com

Michael Kolasa, J.D., LL.M. (taxation), CFP®, CTFA, CAP, Vice president & trust officer for The Stevenson National Bank & Trust

Mike began his law practice in a business law firm near Detroit in 1993.  In the ensuing decades, he has been a partner in a law firm in Upper Michigan where he practiced business, tax, and estate planning law, a wealth planner and fiduciary in a Fortune 500 firm, and now serves in that role for a regional community bank.  He also teaches as an adjunct in the B-School at Michigan Technological University.  He thrives on bringing common sense and practicality to complex financial and legal situations. 

Contact Mike: Michael.kolasa@snbt.com


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