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Fort Wayne Businessman Receives National Honor

Gordon Bell, founder and CEO of The Midland Group in Fort Wayne and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, has been named a Master Mentor by the Exit Planning Institute. He is among a group of just four exit planners in the nation to receive this designation.

“The Midland Group uses a holistic approach to help business owners maximize the value of their businesses,” Bell said. “It is an honor to help my clients identify value acceleration alternatives. Ultimately, my goal is to help business owners build and grow their businesses while simultaneously helping them minimize risk.”

Bell brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. After working in the trenches as a CEO for many years, he founded The Midland Group. Today, he readily shares his hard-won business acumen with other businesspeople who want to succeed. Bell, who has been helping business owners explore their build, grow and exit options for 15 years, has established himself as a trusted mentor and coach, helping numerous companies increase shareholder value while minimizing risk. He has worked with a diverse array of businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, service and retail industries, and his work includes companies ranging from $5 million to $500 million in size.

The Midland Group offers a variety of services and educational tools. Chief among them is Midland Management Solutions, a proprietary system that incorporates comprehensive assessment tools and strategies for businesses looking to create strategic, operating and legacy plans. Bell also specializes in private equity capital. Over the years, he has performed dozens of merger acquisition activities, and he has an expansive network of established investor groups.