New Self-Assessment Tool Helps Owners Understand Barriers to Success

Platinum Group has added a new self-assessment tool to help business owners to evaluate barriers that may be blocking the health and success of their organizations in three essential areas: leadership, workplace culture and unresolved conflict. To build a stronger business, owners need to monitor the relationship dynamics within their companies and ask themselves questions that may feel uncomfortable but could be truly holding them […]

Platinum Group Names Four New Partners

Minnetonka, Minn. — July 9, 2020 — Platinum Group, a consulting firm that provides advisory services for business owners, private equity funds, family offices and entrepreneurs, announces that four of its consultants have been named Partner: Bill English, M.A., LP, CPBPM helps clients with conflict resolution, leadership development and executive coaching. With C-level leadership in several businesses, English combines his entrepreneurial experience with his extensive […]

One Take Interviews Feature CEO Conversations, Platinum Insights

Platinum Group’s Dale Kurschner has launched a weekly CEO interview program called “One Take” – a continuous, unscripted dialogue with no edits, recorded from each CEO’s home via Zoom. In each 10- to 20-minute interview, Dale asks one CEO to provide his or her take on how best to deal with the most pressing business and economic issues of the day, COVID-19. The first “One […]

Webinar Answers FAQs in this COVID-19 Time

“Positive Family Business Leadership and FAQs in the Time of COVID-19” was a recent webinar hosted by Platinum Group and Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. on the following topics: Stakeholder and family communications Sustaining positive leadership Envisioning a new normal Keeping up employee morale during the crisis Maintaining family values and goals during the crisis Platinum panel members included Tom Hubler, Bob Stewart and Steve Coleman. […]

5 CEOs Offer Tips on How to Thrive in 2021

By Dale Kurschner, Executive Consultant We soon end the strangest year most of us have experienced, one in which uncertainty as individuals, families, organizations, communities, states and a nation reached its highest point since World War II. Some did well, some remain in limbo, some were severely affected. We all face continued uncertainty for at least the next six months, after which it is hoped […]

Help for Owners in a COVID-19 Business Crisis

As companies grapple with the myriad of issues brought about by COVID-19, Platinum Group has the resources to help business owners prepare strategically, deal with cash crises, communicate with the bank or handle employee payroll and benefits issues. “We have been involved in crisis management for the last four decades,” says Platinum Founder Dean Bachelor. “We have been through serious recessions in the 80s and […]

Marketing and Sales Strategist Joins Platinum Group to Advise Business Owners

MINNETONKA, Minn. — February 11, 2020 — Platinum Group, a management consulting firm that advises business owners, private equity funds and family offices, announces that Laurie Knutson has joined the firm as an Executive Consultant. Most recently, she was President at Ōmcare, a health technology company pioneering products that enable remote care in the home. Knutson brings 25 years of interim leadership and business strategy […]

Manufacturing and HR Specialists Join Platinum Group to Advise Business Owners

Platinum Group, a management consulting firm that advises business owners, private equity funds and family offices, announces that two new Executive Consultants have joined the firm: Greg Backlund brings 35 years of experience to Platinum in the areas of manufacturing operations, process improvement and Lean manufacturing. Jennifer Strom helps business owners develop human resources (HR) strategies in the areas of talent, compliance, payroll technology and employee engagement.

Amanda Lee Brings HR and Interim CFO Skills to Platinum

Platinum Group is pleased to announce that Amanda Lee has joined the firm as a consultant. Amanda has nearly 20 years of experience in helping organizations to run more smoothly and financially sound, as well as taking care of their employees. She has been responsible for HR, finance, accounting, data analysis and reporting, IT, and retail operations of the largest multi-site church in the five-state […]

New Brand Identity and Web Site Speaks to Business Owners’ Future

Platinum Group is unveiling its new brand identity and web site to create a more compelling connection with owners of privately held and family businesses. A new tagline “Your Future. Our Passion” emotionally engages the Platinum Group with the future of the owner’s company and personal life. Platinum’s focus is dedication to achieving each owner’s personal and professional goals. The firm’s new brand identity combines […]