Brian Beattie

Brian Beattie is the Chief Financial Officer at Volaris Group. Besides overseeing the financial health of the company, he works closely with Volaris’ legal and M&A team on all new acquisitions. Brian is an expert on every stage of the M&A process – from sending out the non-disclosure agreement to executing the sales purchase agreement.

  • 6 Steps to Product Validation

    6 Steps to Product Validation

    One of the most expensive mistakes that B2B software vendors make is developing products that customers don’t want. In order to mitigate this risk, top performing software companies have processes...

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  • 6 Things to Look for in an Acquirer

    6 Things to Look for in an Acquirer

    When it comes time to sell your business, it’s vital that you find the right buyer for your company. Not just any buyer will do – you want one that will preserve your legacy and to build upon your...

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  • What Due Diligence Should I Expect When Selling My Business?

    What Due Diligence Should I Expect When Selling My Business?

    You have worked incredibly hard building your software company. Now someone recognizes your value and is considering an acquisition. Your prospective buyers will conduct due diligence. That much...

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  • 8 Things That You Need to Know About Risk Management

    8 Things That You Need to Know About Risk Management

    For many people, the term risk management conjures up images of unforeseen crises that disrupt your business, followed by a frenzied response. This happens in all sectors, but the truth is, with...

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  • Preparing for Your Close Date

    Preparing for Your Close Date

    The big day is quickly approaching.  You’ve engaged with the perfect acquirer, negotiated the best deal and locked down the purchase agreement.  You’re not done yet though – selling a software...

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  • Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture within Your Organization

    Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture within Your Organization

    As business leaders strive for increased competitiveness, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become an important advantage. In the current business environment, the term entrepreneurial has...

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  • Employee Acquisition Experience: Craig from Wynne Systems

    Employee Acquisition Experience: Craig from Wynne Systems

    Today we are talking to Craig Richmond who is the product manager at Wynne Systems for the Rental Result product. Rental Result was acquired in late 2015. Previous to that, I had been involved in...

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  • What Do You Stand For? Defining Your Corporate Culture

    What Do You Stand For? Defining Your Corporate Culture

    As a business leader, how often have you considered another company's success and immediately known that it was largely the result of its corporate culture? Indeed, corporate culture can impact...

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  • You May Be the Owner, But Should You Be the CEO?

    You May Be the Owner, But Should You Be the CEO?

    When Trapeze was founded over two decades ago, there were only three of us in the whole company. Our office was the local pub where we’d give each other floppy disks with the code we had been...

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  • What to Think About Before Entering New Markets

    What to Think About Before Entering New Markets

    Before you go global, you really need to understand the markets you are moving into. You can’t assume that they work the same way they do at home. It can be quite a bit different and trying to...

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  • Employee Acquisition Experience: Henrik from Netadmin

    Employee Acquisition Experience: Henrik from Netadmin

    This week we talked with Henrik Thuren, Vice President of Product and Strategy at Netadmin, about his experience with being acquired by Volaris. Netadmin joined our Communications & Media...

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  • 7 Obstacles to Selling Your Software Company

    7 Obstacles to Selling Your Software Company

    What are some of the obstacles that you might face when trying to sell your business? We've listed the top 7 things you may encounter and how to overcome them. 7 Obstacles to Selling Your...

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  • How to Manage Underperforming Employees

    How to Manage Underperforming Employees

    So often we talk about finding those top performers in the company and pushing them to reach their potential. But what do you do when you come across those employees who are underperforming in...

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  • Acquire, Strengthen, Grow: 3 Pillars of Proven Success

    Acquire, Strengthen, Grow: 3 Pillars of Proven Success

    At Volaris’ Communications & Media Group, we are committed to the three pillars of our mission “acquire, strengthen and grow”. When properly executed, the “acquire” facet of this equation serves...

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  • 3 Things to Understand About Selling Your Business

    3 Things to Understand About Selling Your Business

    As a business owner, you worked diligently to build a company ripe for acquisition. However, most owners learn quickly that selling a software company is a demanding process. How demanding?...

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  • How to Get the Most Value Out of the Sale of Your Business

    How to Get the Most Value Out of the Sale of Your Business

    After spending decades building your business from the ground up, you want to be fairly compensated for the fruits of your labor. However, many Owner Operators are also concerned about how their...

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  • How Much Is Your Business Worth?

    How Much Is Your Business Worth?

    Determining the value of your business early on is imperative to a smooth sale. Setting a reasonable valuation is the first step to successfully negotiating all “must haves” during a sale process....

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  • Trust: The Building Block to Berkshire Hathaway’s Success

    Trust: The Building Block to Berkshire Hathaway’s Success

    For years, people have tried to determine how Berkshire Hathaway is so successful and if that success is replicable. David Larcker and Brian Tayan of Stanford University did a survey of the...

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  • Exit & Succession Planning Pt. 2

    Exit & Succession Planning Pt. 2

    In part one of this two part series, we explored the necessity of succession planning and the role it plays in an acquisition process. Here are some key instances where succession planning...

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  • 10 Critical Skills to Be an Effective Leader

    10 Critical Skills to Be an Effective Leader

    What makes a leader effective? We talk a lot about the traits that define whether or not someone is a leader, but how can you determine if someone will be an effective leader? In a recent study,...

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