Lisa Reardon, CEO and Chairman of OwnersEdge Inc., has been recognized by the Smart Business Network as a 2023 Master Dealmaker and inducted into the Milwaukee Dealmaker Hall of Fame. The award honors business leaders who have displayed exceptional expertise in dealmaking, mergers and acquisitions and capital sourcing.
OwnersEdge is a 100% employee-owned ESOP holding company focused on investing in and building sustainable businesses throughout the Midwest. OwnersEdge currently has five operating companies in its portfolio and is looking to add more. Its companies include Asche & Spencer, Baycom, CC&N, Implecho and QComp Technologies and they provide diverse products and services to a variety of market segments, ranging from public safety to construction to manufacturing and music production.
As CEO and Chairman of OwnersEdge, Reardon collaborates with company presidents, corporate executive leaders and the OwnersEdge board of directors to develop effective business strategies for the corporation and its operating companies. Additionally, she spearheads the acquisition strategy to fuel growth of the ESOP. During the past eight years, OwnersEdge has achieved more than 300 percent revenue growth to $100 million and has expanded its workforce to more than 300 employees.
In addition to her role at OwnersEdge, Reardon is dedicated to fostering growth in the business community. She serves on the board of directors for various public, private, non-profit and ESOP structured organizations.
“We are thrilled to induct Lisa Reardon into the Dealmakers Hall of Fame,” says Dustin Klein, chief content officer of Smart Business Network. “Her exceptional abilities in dealmaking, mergers and acquisitions and capital sourcing have set her apart as a true leader in the industry. Lisa’s achievements and dedication to driving business growth make her a deserving recipient of this prestigious recognition.”
The awards ceremony took place May 4 during Smart Business Network’s Dealmaker’s Conference at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.
About OwnersEdge: Based in Waukesha, Wis., OwnersEdge Inc. is a 100% employee-owned ESOP holding company that strives to invest in and build sustainable businesses throughout the Midwest. The affiliated companies within the OwnersEdge portfolio utilize their industry expertise to drive business growth and create value for stakeholders including customers, communities and the ESOP employee owners. The five companies in its portfolio – Asche & Spencer, Baycom, CC&N, Implecho and QComp Technologies – provide diverse products and services to a variety of market segments ranging from public safety to construction to manufacturing and music production.
About Smart Business: With more than 30 years of experience, Smart Business Magazines, Events, and Books is committed to producing top-quality content, events, and marketing materials for a diverse audience of entrepreneurs and senior executives. The company focuses on highlighting successful CEOs and senior executives who demonstrate innovative leadership, offering valuable insights and strategies for business growth and success. Through networking events and expertly managed programs, Smart Business facilitates valuable face-to-face interactions and fosters meaningful relationships among business leaders.