Platinum Group Announces Sale of Tiger Oak Media

Print magazine publisher’s assets sold to four different buyers Platinum Group, a business advisory firm based in Minnetonka, Minn., today announced it completed leading the sale of the assets of Tiger Oak Media Inc., a Minneapolis-based publisher of print magazines, on behalf of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. Tiger Oak filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 in October 2019. […]

Jon McTaggart Joins Platinum Group as Executive Consultant

Former American Public Media Group President and CEO Jon McTaggart has joined Platinum Group, where he will advise and coach business owners and principals in a variety of areas including growth strategy, founder- and CEO-transitions, board development, cash flow growth and profitability, operations improvement and capital raising. “I’ve been blessed for more than 35 years with mentors and by working with really talented leaders and colleagues,” Jon […]

Platinum Group Announces Sale of Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co.

Producer of high-quality beef and pork products sold to investor group MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 23, 2022) – Platinum Group, a business advisory firm based in Minnetonka, Minn., today announced it completed the sale of Rancher’s Legacy Meat Company, a Vadnais Heights, Minn., based producer of high-quality beef and pork products, to a  third-party investment group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Rancher’s Legacy retained […]

Becky Amble Joins Platinum Group as Executive Consultant

Strategic sales and marketing expert Becky Amble has joined Platinum Group, where she works with B2B organizations to accelerate growth through improved revenue generation and timely customer information. This can be in a turnaround, due diligence or pre-investment situation. A best-selling author of more than 10 books, Becky often starts out by asking questions such as these (see how you fare by answering using a scale […]

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 […]