Featured ArticleHow To: Create Strategic PartnershipsWhen the very popular Success Magazine wanted to give their readers the best possible advice on how to create strategic partnerships, they interviewed BMC’s Co-Founder David Gage. After citing evidence of the advantages of having partners, they caution would-be partners: “But creating effective alliances is not always so easy. Partnerships gone wrong can lead to frustration, financial losses and even litigation, says David Gage, co-founder of business mediation firm BMC Associates, and author of The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You’re In)….”
[BMC] did an outstanding job bridging the differences between the parties, facilitating communications, and laying out the options available to the parties for successful resolution of the business operations/structure. Ed Kopf...worked well with my law office...finalizing the legal documents for a successful resolution of the business dispute. I’m pleased to still be working with both parties after all this. Left the parties in a good position.
— Robert Beatson, attorney for partnership that BMC assisted through owner buy-out
Featured PrincipalDonna Hart Gage, Ph.D., R.N. Disciplines: Consultant and Mediator After successfully leading BMC’s healthcare practice, Dr. Gage has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Washington, DC. As the VA’s top nursing leader, she now oversees more than 80,000 nursing personnel at 152 hospitals and over 1,500 clinics nationwide. As a BMC Principal, she helped guide all aspects of BMC’s work in the healthcare field, including mediation and consultation to prevent and resolve conflicts in all types and sizes of healthcare systems. (See Focus on Health Systems, Institutions and Practices.)