Ryan Tansom

I was born and raised in Minnesota. However, when I was a kid, we moved around a bit as a result of my Dad’s career. This definitely helped push me out of my shell as I literally had no other choice but to meet people if I wanted to have friends. We eventually moved back to Minnesota where my Dad started his own company, Imaging Path.

After graduating from Mahtomedi High School, I was accepted into Saint John’s University. Going to SJU was one of the best decisions I have made. I found out what it meant to be a “Johnnie,” I met my wife Megan who is a “Bennie,” and established an amazing core group of friends.

I decided to join my Dad’s business after college. Imaging Path sold IT services and printing equipment. I started grinding on the streets in sales and continued to climb the ranks where I eventually took a lead role in developing our outsourced IT services offering. From there I became the Executive VP taking on more responsibility of running the business. I took a lead role in turning the company around and helped position it for sale to a local competitor. Throughout the process, I learned the intricacies of business, finance, and what it takes to help us and others achieve financial success.

After a few months helping to make sure the acquisition went smoothly, I decided to take the skills and expertise I acquired in my career at Imaging Path and team up with Brandon at Solidity Financial. We both have a crazy passion for doing investments the right way and share very similar outlooks on life.

I continue to leverage my experiences as an entrepreneur in my Life After Business podcast. My goal is to bring you all the information and resources I wish I would have had during our exit planning experience. At Solidity, we can guide you through the exit planning process to ensure that you transition into a happy and purposeful life after business.

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Articles by Ryan Tansom


I've Sold My Business. Now What? I've Sold My Business. Now What? I've Sold My Business. Now What? I've Sold My Business. Now What?


In this podcast with Cody McLain, you will learn all about what it takes to mange your stress throughout the business building and sales...

Build a Legacy that Will Transcend Time Build a Legacy that Will Transcend Time Build a Legacy that Will Transcend Time Build a Legacy that Will Transcend Time


Business is not just about sales. You need to know how to talk to and engage with people. From advertising to mixers, learn what it takes...

Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group


This podcast with Bobby Kingsbury gives you an in-depth look at how to assess a private equity group before committing to the sale. Find...

How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale How to Get Your Online Business Ready for Sale


In this podcast with Thomas Smale, you will learn all about what you need to do to get your online business ready for sale, including...

Successful Exits Require Planning Successful Exits Require Planning Successful Exits Require Planning Successful Exits Require Planning


Ryan Tansom's exit planning podcast wtih John Brown will run you through all the important reasons you need to have an actual plan when you...

How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top


Just because you're ready to exit your business doesn't mean you're a quitter. Take BoBurlingham's advice and learn the ins-and-outs of...

Save 80% in Taxes When You Sell Your Business Save 80% in Taxes When You Sell Your Business Save 80% in Taxes When You Sell Your Business Save 80% in Taxes When You Sell Your Business


Let Todd Ganos guide you through the proper tax considerations before you sell your business. Reduce the amount you pay in taxes by 80% at...

Preventative Valuations: How Doing a Valuation Early Impacts Your Sale Price Preventative Valuations: How Doing a Valuation Early Impacts Your Sale Price Preventative Valuations: How Doing a Valuation Early Impacts Your Sale Price Preventative Valuations: How Doing a Valuation Early Impacts Your Sale Price


Why do the pros do business valuations three or more years before they're ready to sell? This Life After Business podcast showcases...

What is a Family Office? What is a Family Office? What is a Family Office? What is a Family Office?


This interview with Richard Wilson who founded the Family Office Club will provide you with all the information you need about family...

Always Be Ready to Sell Always Be Ready to Sell Always Be Ready to Sell Always Be Ready to Sell


Rather than blundering through what may be the most important deal of your life, Stuart Sorkin shares with you the ways you can have a...