Mike Hedge, president/CEO of Birkey’s Farm Store (2007 Large Multi-Store Dealership of the Year) will speak at the 2015 Dealership Minds Summit in a General Session format on the key financial metrics that drive successful farm equipment dealer operations. Hedge is the president/CEO of the 14-store, $395 million Case IH dealer group, headquartered in Champaign, Ill.

After prior experience in public accounting at a large multinational hotel chain, Hedge joined Birkey’s Farm Stores as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 1992, and assumed the role of president/CEO as part of a planned succession in January 2013. His session will focus on the key ratios and financial/capital principles that he employs in teaching and developing the Birkey’s Farm Store Leadership Group. He is regarded as one of the best financial minds in the farm equipment industry and an effective teacher of finance concepts, including a unique ability to relate them to personnel from non-financial backgrounds.

About Mike Hedge: See feature article “Mike Hedge: Navigating the Numbers for Growth”

About the Dealership Minds Summit: The once-every-two-years event will be held January 13-14 at the Historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Limited seating is available. For more info and to register (Early Bird Deadline: 10-15-14), click here http://ow.ly/BBnxv