Alan Richardson, MBA, CExP™, Certified EOS® Implementer™ and Business Advisor is Integrator and Business Adviser for Focused Facilitation. Focused Facilitation is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, business owners, family businesses, farmers and their leadership teams navigate through critical transitions like succession planning and growing and sustaining their businesses. As a Certified Implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), created by Gino Wickman, author of the book, TRACTION, Alan helps companies understand and communicate their vision, get traction in implementing their vision, build healthy leadership teams, and add value to their business. Alan is also a Certified Exit Planner (CExP), and for the past 7 years has helped business owners and family businesses build and implement effective and successful Business Continuity and Succession Plans (BCSP) across the U.S. Prior to starting Focused Facilitation, Alan invested over 25 years working for or with agriculture companies, including DuPont Pioneer, Feed Energy, Asgrow Seed Company, Deere & Company, Kent Feeds, The Upjohn Company, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer and Big Dutchman. Alan has also worked with businesses in manufacturing, construction, professional services, renewable fuels, technology, communications, automotive and distribution industries. Alan earned his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and Master of Business Administration from Drake University.