About the Authors

Brian R. Ford, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Ernst & Young, has many years of experience in providing services to entrepreneurial businesses. He has been instrumental in the early development of our practice, a full-service organization specifically designed to provide services to growing businesses and serving the strategic growth markets in Philadelphia. He has worked with entrepreneurs from their “idea” stage to beyond their initial public offering. His career has been varied from mutual funds, to manufacturing, retail, and distribution. He has served Fortune 25 clients and has extensive expertise in the supply chain. For many years he has served as the firm’s leader for services to the casino gaming industry and is a leading expert in this industry. Brian is one of the original authors of The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide.

Jay Bornstein, a tax partner in the Philadelphia office of Ernst & Young, has served as a tax adviser to entrepreneurial businesses and their owners for over 20 years. His clients include start-up businesses that eventually grew to become publicly traded companies to management buyouts of business units of some of the country’s largest companies. Jay joined the author team for The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide for the second edition, published in 1993.

Patrick T. Pruitt, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Ernst & Young, is the newest member of The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide author team. He has spent his entire ...

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