SHOULD I HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER RIGHT AFTER ACQUISITION TO START REPLACING OWNER/OP?
[Edited for clarity]
Either hire an industry experienced GM or promote a GM to start replacing the owner.
The goal is to have a new GM in place as soon as possible to start take over day to day operations from the current owner. So why wouldn't I hire a GM to start immediately?
Company isn't complicated. Mostly service related with a diverse client base.
The owner will stay on for 2-3 months for training.