Leave your business
the right way.

At Exit Strategies Group, our key services help business owners achieve their exiting objectives by enabling them to leave their companies at the right time, to the successors they choose, and with the amount of cash they need.

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Our Firm

Exit Strategies Group is the east coast exit planning firm of Michael Arnheiter. He and his associates offer a full range of exit planning services, with a heavy focus on financial security planning for business owners. Planning a business exit is a process that usually begins three to ten years before actually leaving the business. It is a multi-step process that begins with defining what a successful exit would be. Once goals are set, Michael and his team work to help make sure the business is transferred to the successor of choice, at the determined price, on the date chosen.

Exit Strategies Group will help you:

  • Set unique goals for your planned exit
  • Increase the value of your company to help you reap a fair value for your life’s work
  • Create retirement and asset management strategies that provide a desired level of comfort
  • Ensure the continuation of the business if something happens to you before the planned exit


Meet Michael

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Michael P. Arnheiter, CLU®

Michael has been in business 26 years and specializes in exit planning, key person reward and retention strategies, and personal wealth preservation and enhancement.

Michael has made the New York Life Chairman’s Council the last 18 consecutive years and the Chairman’s Cabinet the last 7 years, honors awarded for high levels of production. He has been a featured speaker at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Home Builders.

He is an active member in many trade organizations including the Association for Advanced Life Underwriters, National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Qualifying and Life Member Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Michael serves on the board of The Sanibel Sea School in Sanibel Florida. He is also on the Steering Committee of NYLPAC (New York Life Political Action Committee), whose task it is to keep Federal and state legislators aware of the benefits of products New York Life provides to the public.

Michael, his wife Julie, and their 2 children, Jack and Maxine split their time between Sanibel, FL and Boston, MA. In his free time, Michael enjoys golf, running, biking, hiking, traveling, and the beach.

*MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance.

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The Nautilus Group®

As a Member Agent of The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company, Michael works hand-in-hand with Nautilus specialists experienced in taxes, law, life insurance, accounting, and charitable giving. This relationship helps ensure you benefit from some of the most sound thinking when it comes to your estate.

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Eagle Strategies, LLC

Through Eagle Strategies, Michael and Daniel provide fee-based financial planning, investment advisory services and access to investment management programs. Eagle Strategies LLC is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an "Investment Adviser" and is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life.

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Exit Planning Services

As a business owner, you know that you'll eventually leave your business, but whether or not you'll be able to do it the right way depends on your current actions or inactions. At Exit Strategies Group, our key services help business owners achieve their exiting objectives by enabling them to leave their companies at the right time, to the successors they choose, and with the amount of cash they need. Using our in-depth exit planning approach, we can show you how to successfully commence and complete the exit planning process to achieve your objectives and goals. Some of the steps in the process include:

  • Identification of objectives and goals
  • Determination of financial resources
    (business and personal)
  • Protection of the company's value
  • Ownership transfer that is as seamless as possible
  • Planning for your estate and ongoing personal wealth

Are you prepared to exit your business the right way?
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