Dale Kurschner helps business owners and others with acquisitions or divestitures, capital raising, restructurings, reputation attacks, crises, and media, investor and government relations. His leadership experience and unique background provides useful perspective and analytical skills essential when dealing with intense situations.
Most recently, Dale led the process through which the assets of Tiger Oak Media were sold on behalf of a bankruptcy trustee; helped identify, communicate with and convince a 100-year-old family owned business to sell to a multi-billion-dollar foreign company; and provided strategic guidance on how a non-profit business can possibly expand with for-profit ventures.
This site describes some of the work he does, which is now primarily through Platinum Group, the Upper Midwest's most-experienced firm at assisting companies with transitions, turnarounds, rapid growth and family business matters.
Everything starts with strategy based upon quality information and analysis, yet daily demands and monthly goals rarely leave time for this. And when something major pops up, outside perspective is a must if for no other reason than to ensure your internal thinking is on the right track. Dale quickly analyzes a situation, provides strategic guidance and planning, and helps with execution when needed.
A must in our industry is to maintain a network of key connections and timely perspective on issues that matter the most to business owners, CEOs, boards and investors. Dale demonstrates this privately with his clients and publicly through his blog “MNperspectives” and an ongoing series of “One Take CEO Interviews,”unedited discussions about leading in the Covid-19 economy. Interviews have included Xcel Energy's Ben Fowke, Allina Health's Penny Wheeler, Anytime Fitness's Chuck Runyon, Restaurant Technologies’ Jeff Kiesel, Faribault Woolen Mill's Paul Grangaard and Summit Brewing's Mark Stutrud. Also available are interviews with nine Platinum Group experts on how to best lead during unprecedented times such as during the 2020 pandemic.