The CEO is the visionary of the company; he or she is ultimately responsible for a company’s performance. In order to be successful in this role, he or she needs to be able to think ahead and plan for the future of the company. While nobody likes to think about the possibility of a CEO’s departure, whether it is for family issues or personal health issues, it is up to the CEO to make sure that the business it able to carry on successfully without them. The article describes having a clearly articulated shared-vision and a strong team in order to accomplish this. Glass Lake realizes the immense amount of effort that you have put into growing your business to where it is today. We are a new type of investor, one that can augment a strong management team AND provide an owner desired liquidity, regardless of the exit reason.