Business Growth and Exit Planning Expert

Get to know Jason Hendren

Meet Jason Hendren

Jason Hendren started a business, grew it, sold the majority to private equity, ran it as the CEO, sold it again, stayed on as the CEO, bought some complimentary businesses, and then retired for a few weeks. It was an intense 20 years, but he sure learned a lot. He learned how to grow a business and sell it. He also learned the art of buying businesses and how sophisticated investors evaluate acquisition targets. Things I Wish I Knew Before I SOLD TO PRIVATE EQUITY is the book Jason wishes he had before he did his first sale.

Jason was the founder, and subsequently a seller, of a manufacturing company where he stayed on as a partner with a private equity buyer. Years later, they again sold the business and Jason stayed on as the CEO. During that time Jason managed the M&A activities, having purchased and evaluated many businesses. Jason brings this valuable experience to owners of businesses large and small — getting to the root of founders’ large-scale objectives to create and implement a plan to reach those goals.

Jason earned a BSIE and MBA from the University of Central Florida where he supports entrepreneurship programs while being a member of the Football Shareholders Society. He is also a volunteer football coach at Sanford Seminole High School, where his team won the 2020 8A state championship. Jason lives in downtown Orlando, Florida, with his wife Carol and their dogs Pfingsten and Ravenclaw.

Board Seats

Front Runner Boats – Advisory Board

Front Runner makes some of the finest offshore fishing vessels in the world.

Phil Kean Design Group – Advisor Board

A nationally recognized architect and builder, Phil Kean Design Group has received the award for the nation’s top custom home builder from the National Builders’ Organization.

Fluix – Board of Directors [2019 – 2022]

Fluix unlocks the processing power of high-tech workstations with their patented water-cooling technology.

Awards & Acknowledgments

  • Number 1 Best Selling Author on Amazon
  • UCF Entrepreneur of the YearUCF Entrepreneur Knight Award
  • Florida Companies to Watch Florida Companies to Watch
  • Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
  • ACG Smart Awards ACG Smart Awards
  • Pegasus Magazine Pegasus Magazine
  • Orlando Business Journal Orlando Business Journal

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Sold to Private Equity

Jason Hendren’s First Book on Exit Planning & Business Strategy

The entrepreneur’s guide to navigating the M&A process, written by a business leader who’s gone through it. Jason Hendren’s new release documents the answers all business owners need when considering a business sale, from determining if you are ready to sell to getting your employees on board.

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