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Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, regularly writes and speaks on the subjects of business transformation, M&A integration, executive boards and leadership. We also contribute to leading business websites and publications.

Earn-out not burnout: the secret to post M&A deal success

Earn-out not burnout: the secret to post M&A deal success

In theory, earn-outs incentivise founders to stay engaged in their business after the sale and act in its best interests. In practice, that’s not always the case, says Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven.
Advice for going plural

Advice for going plural

Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, gives advice for taking on C-level side hustles, non-exec roles and portfolio careers.