The Q5 team consists of professionals in the business, financial and personal development sectors. Our collaborators have over 200 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs navigate a variety of business, financial and personal initiatives, issues, challenges
Chris is the owner/founder of T-Rex Advisory in Oak Park, MI. His company focuses on strategic business coaching. Business brings with it a level of chaos and complexity and at T-Rex, they help show the steps to implement simple, proven organizational frameworks to tone down chaos, earn more, and go back to falling in love with your business. Chris has an expertise in working with companies to build their transferable value. He himself sold his business, Mobile Air, and went through the exit planning process with success. Chris has built successor management teams and his expertise with the business leg of the stool is a real asset to The Q5 organization. Meso’s office in Oak Park, also known as “The Mastermind Grotto” has hosted numerous Q5 networking events.
Sarah has been a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) for over 10 years and is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). Prior to becoming a CVA, Sarah was Director of Financial Planning at United Technologies Corporation. She performed many valuations in that role to support the corporation’s mergers and acquisitions activity as well as for purposes of international tax planning. Sarah is committed to helping clients across many industries with their valuation needs. She is also interested in working with family enterprises on succession planning and exit strategies. Sarah enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing the piano, hiking, traveling, cooking and visiting National Parks.
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John is a recent career changer who joined Financial Architects as an advisor in 2020. Prior to joining FAI, John had a career in Retail Distribution and Education (Economics). He was able to interact with many business owners, as well as individuals and families, looking to maximize financial results while minimizing risk. With Q5, John uses his experience with business owners to help manage client development as well as organize internal meetings with the exit planning team. When he is not working, John enjoys reading, spending time with family, and playing golf. He lives in Bloomfield Township with his wife, Dorothy. He has four children: Rebekah, John, Jacob, and Grace.
Since 1993, John with his wife Danette, have been providing consulting services to successful business owners through their company, The Business Consulting Group. More recently, John, in the search to gain additional insight into the biology of decision making, achieved a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Psychology Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Today, he heads up Empowering Futures, LLC and The LifeMethod Process ™ and its many facets. As part of The Q5 Experience, John works with business owners and their teams on the “people” leg of the stool. He dives into their “whole life” with them by taking a look at the truth of the current situation to ensure that in the transition they are minimizing risk and maximizing the strengths that exist with them.