About Arizona Business Transitions
Maximize Your Value. Reap Your Rewards. Expand & Acquire.
We assist companies in assessing and executing on corporate finance strategies and advise business owners in raising capital for and transitioning out of their business
Meet Our Team
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Alex has advised hundreds of small businesses on strategic planning, business development and all areas of corporate finance, specializing in helping business owners sell their business or raise capital for growth and acquisition. In his work with business owners, he has found many have done very little planning for an eventual transition away from the day to day operations or out of the business altogether.
As a native Arizonan, his passion is working with and advising local companies and helping business owners gain comfort in their eventual retirement and have the knowledge that when the time comes to sell the business they have a well designed plan of action already in hand, a good idea of what that business is worth, and who the next owner will be. He founded Arizona Business Transitions to assist business owners plan for an exit or transition, even if that transition is not on the horizon.
Alex graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and later graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Economics and Management. He is a member of the Tempe Diablos Charities and lives in Tempe with his wife Trish and two boys, 10 year old Carter and 7 year old Aidan.
Chief Relationship Officer
Environmental Scientist. Adjunct Professor. Sustainability Leader. Serial Entrepreneur. Super Connector. Inspirational Mentor.
Andrew’s storied career has taken him from coast-to-coast, from the biggest companies to the smallest, from non-profits to the most entrepreneurial adventures.
Along the way, the gift that has emerged is his innate ability to serve others, most often by connecting them to the right person they need to know at the right time. His reputation as the most connected man in the Valley is well deserved.
Andrew lives in Phoenix, where he keeps a watchful eye on his uber-talented young adult son, Jonah.
Chief Business Development Officer
Certified business coach committed to assisting individuals and organizations with developing and implementing successful growth initiatives that produce powerful results and significant return on investment both personally and professionally.
A sample of client engagements include the Kansas Department of Commerce, Extreme Pita Restaurants (Area Developer), Solo Tapas Restaurants, HydroDog Mobile Dog Grooming (Area Developer), Blossom Ventures, AgeNation, AsteriaVentures, iPEC Coaching, Cirkel Technology, Powerteam International, Capistrano Global Advisory Services, Zero Gravity Clinics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avail Partners, Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, and a host of entrepreneurial projects, nonprofit consulting and special events.
Prior to founding Kupper Strategies, he was the Director of Sales with Leadership Network Corporation, producer of the Restaurant Leadership Conference that convened “C-Level” executives from Fortune 1,000 companies together for three days of training, development and comprehensive relationship building.
In addition, he was the Executive Director of Leadership Children’s Foundation, a charitable non profit chartered by Leadership Network Corporation that provided funding for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Make-A-Wish, ChildHelp USA, The National Center for Mission & Exploited Children and a host of organizations dedicated to alleviating the pain and suffering emanating from child abuse, exploitation and disease.
Insights When It Is Time to Move On
Transition Your Arizona Business
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