Larry Guess, CEPA®

Director of Exit Strategy Advisors

After successfully selling his share of a business, Larry joined Plancorp in 2016 to lead our Exit Strategy Advisors division. Thanks to his extensive experience buying and selling companies in both the private and public sectors, as well as his time consulting in this arena, he’s able to connect on a personal level with clients looking to chart their own transitions.

Larry graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Business Administration-Accounting. He went on to pursue a career of more than 30 years in financial and operational management, including roles as a CFO and COO for companies in the manufacturing, retail and service industries. He is one of the few Certified Exit Planning Advisors® in the St. Louis region and is a member of the Exit Planning Institute, as well as the Business Enterprise Institute. He was recently named one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know” by Small Business Monthly.

As the past Chairman of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, Larry makes it a point to be involved in the community, while also balancing time with his wife and four grown children. In his spare time, Larry enjoys mountain biking, water sports, traveling and reading.