Stoneridge Partners Adds New Expertise in Business Exit Planning

Certification Brings Exclusive Experience to Mergers and Acquisitions Firm

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Successful business owners know that staying a step ahead of the curve is crucial
when it comes to building a company. Focusing on the present while looking ahead to the future is
critical when you’re growing your business.

But what happens when you’re preparing your business for a transition to new ownership? Planning
for a successful exit is just as important as planning for a successful launch – and now Stoneridge
Partners offers a new strategic resource for owners seeking to best position their companies for sale.

Stoneridge Partners CEO and President Rich Tinsley has recently earned the Certified Exit Planning
Advisor (CEPA) designation from The Exit Planning Institute, a leading international authority in exit
planning and value acceleration. Tinsley is one of just more than 800 certified advisors worldwide after
completing The Institute’s executive MBA-style educational program comprising pre-course study, onsite classes and a post-course certification exam.

“Stoneridge has built its reputation on providing expert advice to business owners during the course of
a merger or sale, but our years of experience have also taught us that the actions a company takes
leading up to a future potential sale are key,” Tinsley said. “Putting our clients in the best position for a
successful transition is important to us, and with this in-house expertise we can help owners maximize
their value and implement the succession plan that is right for them.”

Business owners seeking advice on exit planning and succession can contact Rich Tinsley in
Stoneridge’s Louisville office at (502) 822-4510, or by email at [email protected] .