Senn Delaney is a culture-shaping consulting firm located in California. From 1999-2012, the firm was led by CEO Jim Hart. The case traces Senn Delaney’s path from acquisition target in 1999 to private buyout after failure of the acquirer in 2003. It also examines the significant investments the firm made in culture, structure, and technology to restore and expand its capacity to serve its clients. When faced with a decision point for exit, stakes are high as Hart and the legacy partners decide what entrepreneurial exit strategy will provide the greatest reward for the firm and its partners.