Strategic Partners


When we join forces with reputable organizations that are in alignment with our mission, we are able to expand our programs and resources and create more opportunities for members to learn and grow. EO Louisiana heartily thanks its sponsoring partners.


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Law Partner

For more than 125 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.

Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.

Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 19 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need. We also provide to our clients a global network of local counsel and other professionals, and have helped our clients take advantage of global opportunities in more than 90 countries spanning six continents. Clients receive informed guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams.

Accounting Partner

A premier Louisiana CPA firm and a leading firm in many industries across State and the Gulf Coast, Wegmann Dazet was born of the belief that we serve ourselves best when we serve others. We have been helping guide the growth of companies throughout the southeast United States for many years.  We see every business owner’s needs individually from the viewpoint of the owner.  Hence, our reputation as:

The Entrepreneur's CPA   

From cutting-edge pursuit of tax credits - federal, state and local - to innovative consultations in planning for profitability, our team is experienced and ready to support an entrepreneur with a company of any size at any stage in their company's growth cycle from inception to dissolution.

Our team offers assurance services, business consulting, federal and state tax compliance and planning, business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions. Wegmann Dazet is a PCAOB registrant.


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Gilsbar Group Benefits focuses on the needs of employer groups, associations and individuals in the consulting, brokerage and administration across all health and life employee benefits.  

Established in 1959 and based in Covington, Gilsbar is one of the largest privately-held insurance services organizations in the country. We serve a diverse client base through benefit plan management, third party administration services, population health management, wellness, and advocacy. 

Our clients expect unique service offerings and strategic benefit planning. We provide the service, intelligence and the tools they need to lower cost, improve health and to simplify the experience.

  • Creative Consulting 

  • Multiple Risk mechanisms & platforms

  • Advocacy

  • Compliance

  • Technology

  • Wellness

  • Marketing & communication services

  • Human Resource Services

  • Telemedicine

EOS (Entreprenurial Operating System) can help you solve your frustrations and live your best life. My passion is helping company leaders get control of their business with the EOS system.

The frustrations keeping you up at night include:

  • Control- are you running your business or is your business running you?

  • Profit - not enough of it.

  • People - how do I attract and retain the right employees.

  • Hitting the ceiling - How do I get what I want from my business

  • Nothing is working - I have tried reading books or attending seminars but I cant make what I learn stick

Who can I help?  Companies with 10 to 500 employees, entrepreneurial lead who want to get better.
How can I help?

By Implementing a business operating methodology comprised of a simple set of tools and disciplines that will allow you to achieve three things:
Vision - Getting everyone on the same page with where you are going and how you get there
Traction - executing your vision with discipline and accountability.
Healthy - Creating an open honest and collaborative team.


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The Zehnder Business Strategy team believes in helping firms of all sizes achieve sustainable and responsible growth. Our team has extensive experience in conducting financial modeling and forecasting, providing growth strategy development and uncovering data-driven insights. With more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and launching our own ventures, we have the process expertise and strategic mindset to uncover and address the root cause of our clients’ problems.

We’re a small, entrepreneurial team that is part of a larger organization from which we can draw many talents and capabilities. We work with existing Zehnder clients as well as those engaging in stand-alone strategy projects.

As part of a mature professional services firm, the Zehnder Business Strategy team is committed to selectively working with clients only when their values align with our own and where our expertise is the best fit for the underlying problem or need.

Core Strategies, powered by Sales Xceleration, helps B2B business owners build a path to new sales growth. As an Outsourced VP of Sales with more than 20 years experience, I provide the leadership business owners need to find their best customers and build a sales engine to create record breaking growth for their business. Once this path is built, they can easily find their way.

Core Strategies serves companies with:

  • Annual sales revenue between $5M and $50M.

    1. A business-to-business focus with sales cycles ranging from 3 – 12 months.

    2. An owner / CEO directly (but typically not very effectively) leading the sales effort.

    3. An owner whose skills / talents do not lie in sales leadership.

    4. An ineffective or reactive sales effort – clients are typically finding them.

    5. Stagnating or declining sales.



Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.

LED’s mission is to cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana through nine integrated economic development strategies.  With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana’s economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.  From entrepreneurial startups to small business growth and expansion, Louisiana offers a comprehensive suite of educational, managerial, and financial programs that build capacity, increase opportunity, and accelerate growth.