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Hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery, partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group. This bi-weekly show is a lively discussion of the uses of technology to improve business operations for companies with less than $100 million in revenue.

Private Equity Funcast Jim Milbery and Devin Mathews

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    • 4.8 • 411 Ratings

Hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery, partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group. This bi-weekly show is a lively discussion of the uses of technology to improve business operations for companies with less than $100 million in revenue.

    M&A Rollups with Matt Lynch

    M&A Rollups with Matt Lynch

    Jim talks Mergers and Acquisitions Roll-up strategies with Matt Lynch, Managing Director at District Capital Partners.  We discuss the various types of add-on acquisitions and answer the key questions.  What is an M&A roll-up strategy, and why does it matter? How does it work?  How do you get started?

    • 1 hr
    Demystifying Executive Coaching

    Demystifying Executive Coaching

    Jimmy is joined by Katrina Calihan, Executive Coach and Co-Founder of Wind + Sail Leadership Partners, to discuss and demystify executive coaching. Jimmy and Katrina have been working together since 2019 when they launched L6, the leadership development program that has now become a staple inside ParkerGale and our portfolio businesses. On today’s show, they discuss the landscape of executive coaching and why the impact of an executive coach can be so profound by “bringing you into the room” to a coaching engagement. They also give tips for finding the right coach if you are currently on the market. Katrina even gets Jimmy to talk a little about his own experience with his coach. 
    This episode is especially for the skeptics. For you all, executive coaching may very well be one of the biggest investments in yourself or in the leaders around you that you aren’t making. Listen to find out why. 

    • 44 min
    How PE firms use the Jobs-To-Be-Done framework to drive a high-growth product strategy

    How PE firms use the Jobs-To-Be-Done framework to drive a high-growth product strategy

    In this episode of the Private Equity Funcast, Operating Partner Cici Zheng is joined by Jared Ranere, President and COO of thrv, a firm that delivers services, training and a software platform using the Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) framework to identify and serve customers' unmet needs. We cover what the framework is and how it's used at PE backed portfolio companies, both during due diligence and post-close, how the JTBD framework potentially expands the total addressable market (TAM) of an industry we're looking at, and how the framework translates into product strategy and go-to-market execution. 

    • 41 min
    The Digging In Episode

    The Digging In Episode

    Jim talks with Paul Stansik about his experiences digging in on the sales and marketing function within our portfolio.

    • 52 min
    Defining Your Ideal Customer Profile

    Defining Your Ideal Customer Profile

    In the latest episode of the Private Equity Funcast, Operating Partners Cici Zheng and Paul Stansik discuss the ICP - Ideal Customer Profile. As investors, we're frequently asking our portfolio companies - who is your ICP? Which ones are your best-fit customers, the ones that your product is truly the best fit for to solve their pain points? How do we avoid trying to be the dreaded "swiss-army knife" and being everything to everybody? In this episode we discuss why defining an ICP is important to us and our 3 step process for building out an ICP. 

    • 36 min
    Value Creation through Human Capital with David Cohen, Partner at Kelso and Company

    Value Creation through Human Capital with David Cohen, Partner at Kelso and Company

    Jimmy is joined by David Cohen, Human Capital Partner at Kelso and Company. David has been working in the Human Capital / Private Equity space for over a decade and has helped shape the discipline across the PE industry. They break down the various ways that human capital can impact a portfolio business, including alignment to strategy, leadership effectiveness, talent acquisition, and org design. If there’s a word that defines today’s episode, it’s alignment. It is at the center of how both Kelso and ParkerGale think about the human capital practice. To be successful, leadership need to get dozens, hundreds, or thousands of people organized around a common purpose and strategy. If you can’t do that, not much else matters.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
411 Ratings

411 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Amazing!

Nice show! I fell so motivated.

Cavscout6 ,

Used to be better

The quality of this podcast has diminished over time. The recent content just seems like rehash of consulting 2 by 2 and 3 by 3 frameworks from business books. Preferred it when the content focused on the PE topics vs how to improve the OpCo.

Jeffreaux802 ,

Below was my former review. By 2021 it’s become HR happy hour.

Entertaining Nuts and Bolts. Honest and entertaining look into the guts of PE

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