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NCEOPittsburgh

Proud to Sponsor and Speak at NCEO 2019

by Brian Sweeney, CPA

St. Paul, Minnesota (February 12, 2019) – Accounting firm Redpath and Company, Ltd. (Redpath) is a proud sponsor of the NCEO conference in Pittsburgh this spring.

More than 1,800 people will gather April 9-11 for the 2019 Employee Ownership Conference to learn how to make employee ownership reach its potential by sharing best practices and focusing on technical nuts and bolts. The conference, hosted by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

The U.S. presently has more than 6,600 employee ownership companies that employ at least 10.6 million people. These companies grow 2.5% per year faster than they would have without employee ownership, and research released by the NCEO in 2017 shows that employee-owners have 92% greater net household wealth and 33% greater income from wages than non-employee-owners. Companies choose employee ownership as a tax-favored means of business transition, as well as a way to engage employees. As employee ownership has grown, the number of conference attendees has also grown by over 50% since 2011.

Redpath is proud to be sponsoring this conference, and Brian Sweeney will be there from the firm presenting the following session:

Speaker: Brian Sweeney
Is an ESOP the Right Exit Strategy for You?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
9:00 AM-10:15 AM

As a sponsoring organization, we are able to offer our clients and contacts the following discount codes which can be inserted into your registration form.

$45 off the price of the main conference per attendee | 19Save45Main

For more information and to register, go to the NCEO website (www.nceo.org) or call the NCEO at 510-208-1300. We would encourage interested companies to register soon, as this conference often sells out in advance.

Brian Sweeney, CPA

Brian Sweeney, CPA

Brian Sweeney is a partner specializing in financial statement audits, business and systems consulting, management and advisory services, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with closely-held businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and wholesale distribution, with a specialty focus on employee-owned companies. Brian is Redpath’s ESOP team leader focusing on client services, financial health, and cultural consulting to employee-owned companies. He works to protect S Corp ESOPs and stays up-to-date and knowledgeable on issues, changes, and legislation through involvement and committee leadership roles in the ESOP community. Brian was elected to and serves on the board of Directors for the National Center of Employee Ownership. He is an active member of the Finance Committee for the ESOP Association, the Government Relations Committee of the ESOP Association Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, and Employee-Owned S Corporations of America. Brian is a regular presenter on employee ownership topics at local, regional, and national events. He has provided public accounting services at Redpath and Company since 1998.