Platinum Group Interviews

This series of interviews with key members of Platinum Group – Minnesota's most experienced advisory group helping business owners and leaders with extreme challenges including financial setbacks, lender and landlord re-negotiations, turnarounds and bankruptcies – is produced by one of its consultants and former Twin Cities Business Editor in Chief Dale Kurschner.

Dean Bachelor

Complementing this “One Take” CEO interview is a conversation with Platinum Group Founder and CEO Dean Bachelor. Dean shares what leaders should focus on right now and explains how Platinum Group is helping businesses during this challenging time. Watch or Listen now!

Pat Brennan

This interview is with Pat Brennan, a seasoned business executive with a strong track record of success working in a diversity of environments, including distribution, manufacturing and banking. He leads financial restructurings and excels in rapidly transitioning environments where cash insufficiency is the key issue to overcome. Watch or Listen now!

Randy Kroll

This interview features Partner Randy Kroll, who has 40 years of CPA experience, has led four organizations and serves on several boards. Randy stresses the importance of planning during times like this, while also communicating frequently with hope and sincerity to employees. Watch or Listen now!

Robert Lehmann

Platinum’s Robert Lehmann is an attorney who has worked just about every type and size real estate project possible during the last 35 years. He shares insights and tips for anyone dealing with property today – especially tenants and landlords (as does Runyon in his interview). Watch or Listen now!

Bob Stewart

This interview is with Bob Stewart, an attorney, CPA, business manager and an entrepreneur with experience in several industries across several subjects ranging from international business and turnarounds to serving in the roles of interim manager, corporate oversight, general counsel and consulting advisor. Watch or Listen now!

Steve Coleman

Complimenting the CEO series are interviews with key members of Platinum Group. This week’s is with Partner Steve Coleman, who specializes in helping business owners and leaders through major transitions. Watch or Listen now!

Bill English

This week’s interview is with Partner Bill English, who specializes in conflict resolution, leadership assessment and development, and interim CEO assignments (he’s currently serving as interim CEO at in-home health care company Accurate Home Care). Watch or Listen now!

Greg Coward

Complementing the CEO series are interviews with key members of Platinum Group. This week’s is with Greg Coward, a former product marketing executive who’s gone on to serve as CEO of a dozen industrial B2B manufacturing and consumer goods companies. Coward discusses the importance of acting now while updating one’s business plan on a weekly basis. Watch or Listen now!

Tom Hubler

Complementing the CEO series are interviews with key members of Platinum Group. This week’s is with Tom Hubler, a nationally renowned advisor to family businesses especially during transitions and significant challenges. He says the most important thing to do during times like these is to take time and develop a plan that incorporates personal matters as well as business ones. Watch or Listen now!