Life After Business
About This Show
Sell your business when you want, to who you want, for how much you want. Ryan Tansom’s goal is to bring you all the information he wishes he had when they sold their company. He will teach you to build the value of your business, set your timeline, and harvest your wealth during the sale so you can exit your business happy and transition into a life after with passion, purpose, and community.
Most Recent Episode
Getting Acquired by Google - Interview with Mike Nunez
6 days ago
Mike Nunez founded AffiliateManager.com with his brother but always wanted to work for Channel Intelligence in Orlando. After a random encounter with the CEO of Channel Intelligence, he was called up to work for them. Six years later Channel Intelligence was acquired by Google for $125 million in an all-cash deal. Now Mike's back growing AffilateManager.com into an industry leader by applying all the techniques he learned selling to Google. If you listen, you will learn: How a start-up company operates with the clear goal of acquisition The importance of taking advantage of networking opportunities What Google looks for when acquiring a company and how to align your business to be ready for an acquisition The importance of having a clear vision and initiatives in your business How Google handles acquisitions and the merging of employees Having a solid team of employees is everything Channel Intelligence Mike Nunez always wanted to work at Channel Intelligence in Orlando. They were a good company with a great reputation. Mark knew he couldn’t get hired there right out of college so built up his experience. He discovered affiliate marketing in college and ran a few different affiliate marketing programs at different companies as well as working on his own business. While networking at a conference, he met the CEO of the company he always wanted to pursue. Eight months later he was recruited to work for Channel Intelligence (CI). CI just received $15 million in funding so the company grew to around 150 employees in 2007, six years before they were acquired by the big guy, Google. Aligning with Google Channel Intelligence was a provider of technology to companies that enabled customers to buy their products online. They were active in over 30 countries working with over 850 retailers such as Best Buy and Target. Acquisition was always the goal at Channel Intelligence. The owners were very transparent about this. They never talked about going public or staying private. Every employee knew this and marched toward the same goal. In 2012, the CEO of Channel Intelligence left the company and the new CEO provided much needed focus. He helped align the company with Google and Google Shopping. The