Amy Biersteker

MSE
Managing Director – Business Optimization
P: 920-996-1350

Expertise

  • Organizational transition
  • Business lifecycle strategy
  • Cultural alignment
  • Leadership coaching
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning

Amy has more than 20 years of experience working with organizations to develop leaders and their teams. She provides business planning services to clients on a variety of issues, including recruitment, organizational development, process improvement and leadership development.

Amy is a leader of the firm’s Guided Planning for Success (GPS) practice, a team providing business transition services to family and closely-held businesses. She is skilled at helping clients identify new ideas and strategic solutions to achieve their business goals. Amy works with individuals at all levels of an organization to create clarity, alignment and empowerment.

Prior to joining Schenck, Amy worked as an independent business advisor.

Education

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, MSE, Counseling

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, BS, Human Services & Professional Leadership

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, BS, Psychology

Certified Business Management Advisor

Professional memberships

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Fox Valley SHRM
  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum, Past Board Member & Executive 
    Committee Member
  • Family Firm Institute, Past Member

Awards

  • UW–Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni
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Steps to a successful business transition

You know change is inevitable, and that can include a change in business ownership. As baby boomers are reaching retirement in droves, many business owners aren’t thinking far enough into the future to successfully plan for a smooth transition.

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Consider cultural fit during mergers and acquisitions

When your company is facing a substantial change, such as a merger or acquisition, there are countless factors to scrutinize. The trap many organizations fall into is concentrating on the financial aspects of the deal while ignoring the softer people considerations. For a smooth cultural transition, the two should work in concert. Learn how you can help ensure both company owners and employees are comfortable with the impending changes.

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