Platinum Advisors

Platinum advisors are Value Builder advisors who have been recognized this year for their significant achievements in working with business owners to improve the value of their companies.

Steve Sutton
Steve Sutton
Business Doctors South Africa
Biography

Steve is a qualified and experienced Software Development Engineer with a Masters in Project Management and an International MBA. He has 22 years of ICT experience focused on Sales Management and Strategic Development.

For the last 2 years he has been following his passion of building businesses, specializing in transforming start-ups into breakthrough companies.

He is currently CEO and MD of Business Doctors Africa and Executive board member of Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Steve has established a bid office submitting more than R400 million worth of proposals a month as well as, a large and complex deal management department closing R350 million in year one.

Kerry Boulton
Kerry Boulton
The Exit Strategy Group
Biography

When it comes to ‘monetising’ a business for sale, Kerry Boulton has over $15.4 million worth of runs on the board from businesses she personally helped build and sell.

Coaxed out of her second “retirement” in 2013, Kerry is now founder and CEO of The Exit Strategy Group (TheExitStrategyGroup.com.au), established to help business owners and CEOs accelerate business value while creating a personal Master Plan, so they are well positioned to “cash out”… and ready for the next stage of their lives.

Over the past 20 years Kerry has mentored many owners through successful business growth… positioning them for their ultimate sale.  She has been a sought-after speaker and facilitator, giving presentations and workshops relating to entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, management and business growth for many organisations.

With a reputation for always being “ahead of the game”, Kerry pioneered Nexus Business Coaching in 1996, well before “business coaching” became popular.

Despite leaving school at 15, Kerry achieved a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship in 1999 and was invited to become an Adjunct Teaching Fellow.  She is also a Certified Exit Planner with the Exit Planning Institute.

Kerry has authored two books: “The Uncensored TRUTH About Exit Strategies –10 Myths Every Business Owner Must Know Before Creating Their Exit Strategy”;  and “Million Dollar Pay Day – How to Get Rich and Get Out… Creating The Perfect Exit Strategy and Life After Business”.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their son and daughter.