You talk. We listen.

Platinum Group offers a confidential place for small, mid-sized and family business owners to share their dreams, challenges and struggles. We understand the stress and uncertainty of many business owners, which make it difficult to move while hesitant.

First, we listen; then we thoughtfully and strategically respond with a focus on the outcomes that will move your company forward. Our core values and mission (Meaningful Capitalism™) guide our response to ensure we do the right thing – always.

Our Focus

More than 1,000 companies have turned to Platinum Group to grow, thrive and transition their companies for more than 30 years. We are a team of seasoned business veterans who understand the complexity and challenges of business ownership. Our expertise is steeped in running and/or owning companies, with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and services businesses.

Some of the most common uncertainties we hear from business owners include:

  • “How do I prepare for a business transition?” 
  • “How do I transfer business ownership to the next generation?
  • “I’m feeling stuck and stressed about how to grow my company.”
  • “How can I create more business value for my family business?”
  • “How do I overcome a business crisis?”
  • “How do I resolve conflict within our family business?”

We are long-time trusted advisors who bring calm, hope and confidence to bear on your future success.

Honors

Turnaround of the Year

We have earned four regional awards and one national award for our business crisis expertise from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

Transaction of the Year

The TMA has honored us in 2008 and 2014 for exemplary work on transactions under extraordinary circumstances.

Minnesota Family Business Awards

Platinum Group’s Tom Hubler founded this annual award program in 2008 to recognize outstanding family owned businesses in Minnesota.

Minnesota Ethics Award

We received this award in 2011 in the small business category based on how we live out our core values and mission with our clients.

Core Values

The following core values serve as our internal compass — pointing us in the right direction and stay the course for guiding our clients toward future outcomes that are most important to them:

  • Long Term Relationships
    We focus on establishing and building long-term relationships with clients, trusted advisors and professional contacts.
  • Competence
    We are seasoned business professionals. We perform extraordinary work in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Discretion
    We can be trusted to keep a secret. We maintain absolute privacy and strict confidentiality about our clients' businesses and the challenges they face.
  • Respect
    We respect the hard work and accomplishments of all our clients.
  • Humble Confidence
    We let our good work speak for itself. Our client case studies simply present the facts.
  • Doing the Right Thing
    We will always choose to do the right thing. If engagements force a choice between making money and doing the right thing, we will always do the right thing.

Meet Donna Gray who will do whatever is needed to ensure that the needs of Platinum’s clients are met in a timely fashion. She helps to maintain the firm’s positive reputation in the marketplace with a focus on building close client relationships.

Mission

Platinum Group’s mission — Meaningful Capitalism™ — is shared by the firm’s team members who adhere to a set of common Core Values, which guides and shapes their words and actions every day. It is a mission that embodies something very special because our work is truly meaningful and, although imperfect, capitalism provides a free-market environment for individuals to achieve their dreams and benefit others. More specific details follow:

Meaningful

Meaningful, because the work we do has significant meaning to the shareholders, investor, boards of directors, officers, employees and stakeholders of every client we serve and every company we own. Meaningful, because we care about these people. Meaningful, because our special knowledge and decades of experience leading companies through critical transitions have saved thousands of jobs, reversed downward slides of hundreds of companies, prevented corporate and personal bankruptcies, as well as provided a safe haven for people in serious trouble. Meaningful, because when people are in trouble, they need a friend to turn to who can understand the pain they are feeling, the hopelessness they may not be able to share with anyone else, and the frustration of not understanding or knowing what to do to help themselves. We at Platinum understand, empathize and are uniquely capable of stepping into and leading them and their companies through this critical transition in their lives and businesses with the goal of restoring, enhancing and realizing the inherent value in each business. This is truly meaningful work.

Capitalism

Capitalism, because it is the engine that provides economic freedom in the United States, the greatest country on earth; a country based on “freedom and liberty for all” through the development and preserving of the free enterprise system. Capitalism, because the founders of this country understood that free markets and free people provide an environment for individuals to achieve their dreams. Capitalism, although imperfect, still provides the best way for people to hold their heads high with pride in the fruits of their labor, earning a fair wage for the value they bring to the table. Capitalism, because we at Platinum believe each and every person has the opportunity to accomplish his or her own personal goals without reducing or harming another. Capitalism, because the building and accumulation of wealth can benefit in very real, tangible ways individuals, families, communities and charitable organizations. Capitalism, because within every human being exists the innate desire to achieve a goal, fulfill a purpose in life and become what he or she is capable of becoming. Capitalism, because the business advice, business transition, family business and business turnaround services we provide may make the critical difference for small and mid-sized businesses that find themselves in difficult times.

Core Values

The following core values serve as our internal compass — pointing us in the right direction and stay the course for guiding our clients toward future outcomes that are most important to them:

  • Long Term Relationships
    We focus on establishing and building long-term relationships with clients, trusted advisors and professional contacts.
  • Competence
    We are seasoned business professionals. We perform extraordinary work in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Discretion
    We can be trusted to keep a secret. We maintain absolute privacy and strict confidentiality about our clients' businesses and the challenges they face.
  • Respect
    We respect the hard work and accomplishments of all our clients.
  • Humble Confidence
    We let our good work speak for itself. Our client case studies simply present the facts.
  • Doing the Right Thing
    We will always choose to do the right thing. If engagements force a choice between making money and doing the right thing, we will always do the right thing.

Mission

We are passionate about your company’s future because we believe that successful businesses and a strong market economy make a positive contribution to society. It is truly meaningful work for us to help companies to achieve future success, however the business owner and leaders define it. To this end, Meaningful Capitalism is our mission because:

  • The work we do is meaningful to shareholders, investors, boards of directors, officers, employees and stakeholders of every client we serve. And we care about these people.
  • Our special knowledge and three decades of experience has saved thousands of jobs, reversed downward slides of hundreds of companies and prevented corporate and personal bankruptcies.
  • When people are in trouble, they need a friend to turn to who can understand their pain, hopelessness and frustration of not knowing what to do to help himself or herself.
  • Capitalism is the engine of economic freedom in the United States, a country based on “freedom and liberty for all” through the development and preservation of the free enterprise system.
  • Although imperfect, capitalism still provides the best way for people to hold their heads high with pride in the fruits of their labor, earning a fair wage and contributing to society.
  • The accumulation of wealth can benefit individuals and their communities in a very real way.
  • The advice and leadership that we provide may make the difference between success and failure.

Mission

Platinum Group has a mission. It is a mission that embodies something very special. A unique mission shared by a unique group of individuals - members of Platinum Group. The mission of a team of extraordinary individuals who share certain core values. And whose words and actions are guided by and shaped by those core values each and every day. We call this mission Meaningful Capitalism™ (Trademark issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office).

Platinum Group offers a confidential place for small, mid-sized and family business owners to share their dreams, challenges and struggles. We understand the stress and uncertainty of many business owners, which make it difficult to move while hesitant.

First, we listen; then we thoughtfully and strategically respond with a focus on the outcomes that will move your company forward. Our Core Values and mission, Meaningful Capitalism,TM guide our response to ensure we do the right thing – always.

Focus

More than 1,000 companies have turned to Platinum Group to grow, thrive and transition their companies for more than 30 years. We are a team of seasoned business veterans who understand the complexity and challenges of business ownership. Our expertise is steeped in running and/or owning companies, with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and services businesses.

Some of the most common uncertainties we hear from business owners include:

“How do I prepare for a business transition?” 

“How do I transfer business ownership to the next generation?

“I’m feeling stuck and stressed about how to grow my company.”

“How can I create more business value for my family business?”

“How do I overcome a business crisis?”

“How do I resolve conflict within our family business?”

Honors

Turnaround of the Year

We have earned four regional awards and one national award for our business crisis expertise from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

Transaction of the Year

The TMA has honored us in 2008 and 2014 for exemplary work on transactions under extraordinary circumstances.

Minnesota Family Business Awards

Platinum Group’s Tom Hubler founded this annual award program in 2008 to recognize outstanding family owned businesses in Minnesota.

Minnesota Ethics Award

We received this award in 2011 in the small business category based on how we live out our core values and mission with our clients.

Core Values

The following core values serve as our internal compass — pointing us in the right direction and stay the course for guiding our clients toward future outcomes that are most important to them:

Long Term Relationships

We focus on establishing and building long-term relationships with clients, trusted advisors and professional contacts.

Competence

We are seasoned business professionals. We perform extraordinary work in extraordinary circumstances.

Discretion

We can be trusted to keep a secret. We maintain absolute privacy and strict confidentiality about our clients' businesses and the challenges they face.

Respect

We respect the hard work and accomplishments of all our clients.

Humble Confidence

We let our good work speak for itself. Our client case studies simply present the facts.

Doing the Right Thing

We will always choose to do the right thing. If engagements force a choice between making money and doing the right thing, we will always do the right thing.

Mission

We are passionate about your company’s future because we believe that successful businesses and a strong market economy make a positive contribution to society. It is truly meaningful work for us to help companies to achieve future success, however the business owner and leaders define it. To this end, Meaningful Capitalism is our mission because:

  • The work we do is meaningful to shareholders, investors, boards of directors, officers, employees and stakeholders of every client we serve. And we care about these people.
  • Our special knowledge and three decades of experience has saved thousands of jobs, reversed downward slides of hundreds of companies and prevented corporate and personal bankruptcies.
  • When people are in trouble, they need a friend to turn to who can understand their pain, hopelessness and frustration of not knowing what to do to help himself or herself.
  • Capitalism is the engine of economic freedom in the United States, a country based on “freedom and liberty for all” through the development and preservation of the free enterprise system.
  • Although imperfect, capitalism still provides the best way for people to hold their heads high with pride in the fruits of their labor, earning a fair wage and contributing to society.
  • The accumulation of wealth can benefit individuals and their communities in a very real way.
  • The advice and leadership that we provide may make the difference between success and failure.

platinum group

We are long-time trusted advisors who bring calm, hope and confidence to bear on your future success.

More than 1,000 companies have turned to Platinum Group to grow, thrive and transition their companies for more than 30 years. We are a team of seasoned business veterans who understand the complexity and challenges of business ownership. Our expertise is steeped in running and/or owning companies, with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and services businesses.

Some of the most common uncertainties we hear from business owners include:

“How do I prepare for a business transition?” 

“How do I transfer business ownership to the next generation?

“I’m feeling stuck and stressed about how to grow my company.”

“How can I create more business value for my family business?”

“How do I overcome a business crisis?”

“How do I resolve conflict within our family business?”

Turnaround of the Year

We have earned four regional awards and one national award for our business crisis expertise from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

Transaction of the Year

The TMA has honored us in 2008 and 2014 for exemplary work on transactions under extraordinary circumstances.

Minnesota Family Business Awards

Platinum Group’s Tom Hubler founded this annual award program in 2008 to recognize outstanding family owned businesses in Minnesota.

Minnesota Ethics Award

We received this award in 2011 in the small business category based on how we live out our core values and mission with our clients.

The following core values serve as our internal compass — pointing us in the right direction and stay the course for guiding our clients toward future outcomes that are most important to them:

Long Term Relationships

We focus on establishing and building long-term relationships with clients, trusted advisors and professional contacts.

Competence

We are seasoned business professionals. We perform extraordinary work in extraordinary circumstances.

Discretion

We can be trusted to keep a secret. We maintain absolute privacy and strict confidentiality about our clients' businesses and the challenges they face.

Respect

We respect the hard work and accomplishments of all our clients.

Humble Confidence

We let our good work speak for itself. Our client case studies simply present the facts.

Doing the Right Thing

We will always choose to do the right thing. If engagements force a choice between making money and doing the right thing, we will always do the right thing.

We are passionate about your company’s future because we believe that successful businesses and a strong market economy make a positive contribution to society. It is truly meaningful work for us to help companies to achieve future success, however the business owner and leaders define it. To this end, Meaningful Capitalism is our mission because:

  • The work we do is meaningful to shareholders, investors, boards of directors, officers, employees and stakeholders of every client we serve. And we care about these people.
  • Our special knowledge and three decades of experience has saved thousands of jobs, reversed downward slides of hundreds of companies and prevented corporate and personal bankruptcies.
  • When people are in trouble, they need a friend to turn to who can understand their pain, hopelessness and frustration of not knowing what to do to help himself or herself.
  • Capitalism is the engine of economic freedom in the United States, a country based on “freedom and liberty for all” through the development and preservation of the free enterprise system.
  • Although imperfect, capitalism still provides the best way for people to hold their heads high with pride in the fruits of their labor, earning a fair wage and contributing to society.
  • The accumulation of wealth can benefit individuals and their communities in a very real way.
  • The advice and leadership that we provide may make the difference between success and failure.