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Nate Sachs

Founder and Owner, Blueprints for Tomorrow

Nate Sachs

Nate Sachs, is the founder and owner of Blueprints for Tomorrow®, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based business specializing in Succession, Exit and Transition Planning. Nate’s overall goal is to get business owners to work on their business, instead of in their business.

Nate’s breakthrough “Blueprints for Tomorrow®” program is a series of blueprints that helps business owners deal with the “what-ifs” that keep them awake at night: What if I die? What if I get sick? What if I get an unexpected offer to sell? What if I want to sell my company? What if a key employee wants to leave? What if I want to be a more passive owner and not sell? What if I want to transition ownership to someone inside the company? What if I want to liquidate my business and just go home?

Blueprints for Tomorrow® helps protect what individuals work so hard to create, following a step-by-step process to determine which blueprints are required for each “what-if” situation that needs to be addressed. Nate’s approach is to solve one problem at a time using the Blueprints for Tomorrow Toolbox, a full suite of resources and capabilities.

Lee McPheters, PhD

Director of W.P. Carey School of Business and Research Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

Lee McPheters

Lee McPheters, PhD, is a Research Professor of Economics and Director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Dr. McPheters has published numerous research studies emphasizing issues in regional economic development. His writings on the economy have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Economist, Business Week, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. He has also appeared nationally on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and Marketplace on NPR, commenting on the economic outlook. During the current presidential campaign, his “Job Growth USA” website is regularly used by fact checking organizations and political analysts to verify claims made by candidates about state and national job creation.

C.J. Wren

Detective with the City of Phoenix Police Department and Arizona Chapter
President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

CJ Wren

Detective Wren has been a member of the Phoenix Police Department since 1998. In February 2003, he was assigned to the Unified Command Homeland Defense Bureau. Due to his extensive background and training in the Homeland Security arena, he was assigned as a representative of the Phoenix Police Department to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), one of the premiere fusion centers in United States.

Detective Wren has conducted counter-terrorism presentations to hundreds of groups and companies and has distinguished himself since 2005 as a subject matter expert through hundreds of investigations of threats to public safety officials. In 2014, he was elected as the Chapter President for Arizona for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), where he leads a group of individuals who are dedicated to helping others prepare and deal with threats of all kinds.