Rob Goddard of Evolution CBS on Business Exits
Rob Goddard is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Evolution Complete Business Sales, using his extensive experience of almost 40 years to advise business owners with their exit plans. Rob discusses his transition from business operator to investor, a conversion many entrepreneurs struggle with, as letting go is often difficult. He promotes a necessity to realise that on the day-to -day, the business can grow bigger and better without you – if you hire the right people. Talent acquisition is therefore key for Rob, allowing functions that were once done by you as the owner to be completed by others that arguably, could be better at these operations. This is where Rob’s expertise lies, teaching how to let go, delegate and maintain control of your business simultaneously.
Rob has over 35 years’ experience in senior positions in both private business and corporates. He has an enviable array of commercial experiences spanning a wide range of sectors, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and wealth management. He owns four businesses and has extended himself from the day-to-day running of all of them, successfully transitioning from operator to investor. He is also a successful business author, sharing the secrets of selling a business in his book The 11 Commandments and 7 Cardinal Sins of Selling a Business.