151 episodes

Consistent with all programs delivered by Northstar, “Private Equity Fast Pitch” podcasts are meaningful, insightful and provide actionable information from leaders in the Private Equity community that will help you connect with the speaker in an efficient way. Each Tuesday, Jeff Henningsen from Lockton will spend time talking with his friends in the private equity community while they share insight into their world. Similar to an introductory meeting, Private Equity and Investment Banking guests will talk about their firms, recent activities, target industries, desired acquisition profile or companies they are prepping for sale, advice to aspiring professionals and their “closing pitch”.

If you would like to be considered for a Private Equity Fast Pitch interview please email jhenningsen@lockton.com

Private Equity Fast Pitch Northstar

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Consistent with all programs delivered by Northstar, “Private Equity Fast Pitch” podcasts are meaningful, insightful and provide actionable information from leaders in the Private Equity community that will help you connect with the speaker in an efficient way. Each Tuesday, Jeff Henningsen from Lockton will spend time talking with his friends in the private equity community while they share insight into their world. Similar to an introductory meeting, Private Equity and Investment Banking guests will talk about their firms, recent activities, target industries, desired acquisition profile or companies they are prepping for sale, advice to aspiring professionals and their “closing pitch”.

If you would like to be considered for a Private Equity Fast Pitch interview please email jhenningsen@lockton.com

    Devon Kirk - Portage Capital Solutions

    Devon Kirk - Portage Capital Solutions

    Devon Kirk is Co-Head & Partner, Portage Capital Solutions at Portage and joined the firm in 2022. Devon is responsible for co-leading growth equity, structured equity and special situations investments in financial technology and financial services companies globally, as well as driving the fund’s overall strategy. She is based in Toronto, Canada.
    Prior to Portage, Devon spent over ten years at CPP Investments, a C$539 billion fund as of March 31, 2022. She was most recently Managing Director & Head of Capital Solutions, overseeing financials, special situations and esoteric investments, and a member of the Global Leadership Team. Previously, Devon was a Managing Director in the Direct Private Equity team, where she focused on the financials and TMT sectors. While at CPP Investments, Devon was on the Board of Wilton Re, a Board Observer for Altice USA and served on various firm investment committees.
    Prior to joining CPP Investments, Devon was in Corporate / M&A at Linklaters LLP, a London-based multinational law firm, and started her career in M&A at BMO Harris Nesbitt in Chicago.
    Devon received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Great Distinction, from McGill University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. She is also a CFA Charterholder and Chair of the Bishop Strachan School.

    • 31 min
    Advice to Young Professionals and College Students

    Advice to Young Professionals and College Students

    Today's special episode isn't just about giving advice. It offers valuable insights into life's journey, including the highs and lows, shared by top professionals in private equity and investment banking. We've put together a video showcasing college photos of our speakers, linking their past experiences to the present. Join us as we explore their paths and discover what it takes to fulfill your dreams.
    Featured guests:
    Chris Sznewajs, Pacific Avenue Capital (4:57) Marc J. Leder, Sun Capital Partners (9:52) Neha Markle, Morgan Stanley (14:31) Michael Bego, Kline Hill Partners (17:54) Christiaan van der Kam, Schroders Capital (24:47) Mark Sotir, Equity Group Investments (26:27) Jeff Collins, Cloverlay (29:10) Chris Burbach, Fundamental Income (33:08) Rami Cassis, Parabellum Investments (34:40) Christopher Merrill, Harrison Street (36:50) Ross Jones, Berkshire Partners (39:58) Jeffrey Stevenson, VSS Capital Partners (44:34) Pardis Nasseri, Palm Tree LLC (46:40) Michael Butler, Cascadia Capital (49:12) Drew Maloney, American Investment Council (50:45) Ben Fraser, Aspen Funds (52:21) Anthony Maniscalco, Investcorp (54:43) John Garcia - Solyco Capital (59:33) John Block - Unity Partners (1:00:44) Jesse Serventi - Renovus Capital (1:01:47) Nate Wasson - Halbar Partners (1:03:20) Scott Reed, HighVista Strategies (1:06:19) Gregory Bondick - Windjammer Capital (1:07:28) Jeffrey Miehe - Windjammer Capital (1:11:16)


     









     
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jeff Miehe - Windjammer Capital

    Jeff Miehe - Windjammer Capital

    Jeff is a Managing Principal at Windjammer Capital, where he co-leads the firm’s Management and Investment Committees.  Together with the other Managing Principals, Jeff is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm and management of the investment staff, diligence/operating protocols, the partnerships, and administrative functions. Jeff received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
     
    Jeff joined Windjammer in 2007 and has significant experience in private equity investing and mergers & acquisitions with over 30 years of experience in working solely with niche-oriented, middle-market companies. Prior to Windjammer, Jeff was a principal at an industrial-oriented private equity, where he was also a member of the firm's investment committee and was a principal at a Los Angeles-based M&A boutique firm where he provided strategic and M&A advice to middle-market entrepreneurial companies. He currently serves on the boards of AXH, Paragon Energy Solutions, IPS Group, Compex Legal Services, Vital Records Control, Mission Critical Electronics and Flinn Scientific; previously, he served on the boards of JWC Environmental, Infinite RF Holdings, and BBB Industries on behalf of Windjammer. 

    • 28 min
    Gregory Bondick - Windjammer Capital

    Gregory Bondick - Windjammer Capital

    Greg is a Managing Principal at Windjammer Capital, where he co-leads the firm’s Management and Investment Committees. Greg has over 30 years investment experience including 24 years of private equity investing since joining Windjammer in 2000 to help establish the firm’s East Coast presence. In conjunction with Windjammer’s other Managing Principal, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm and management of the investment staff, diligence/operating protocols, the partnerships, and administrative functions. He currently serves on the boards of BioXCell, Radix Wire & Cable, Fecon, Hilco Vision, TRG, Component Hardware Group and Propel Health; he previously served on the boards of Hermetics Solutions Group, Parts Town, Heritage Food Service Group, Advanced Instruments, Protective Industries (“Caplugs”), S.T. Specialty Foods, Rotex Holdings and Maxcess International. Prior to joining Windjammer, Greg was with Prudential Capital's Corporate Finance Group in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and managing private debt and equity investments in companies located in the Southwest United States. At Prudential, Greg was involved in transactions aggregating approximately $2 billion spanning a variety of industries. Greg received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

    • 30 min
    Scott Reed - HighVista Strategies

    Scott Reed - HighVista Strategies

    Scott is a Partner at HighVista Strategies where he co-leads the firm’s Private Equity strategy and is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee. He joined HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition the former FLAG Capital Management business from abrdn. Prior to joining FLAG in 2007, Scott was a Principal at Portico Capital LLC, and a Senior Associate at J.H. Whitney & Co. Previously, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Scott received a BA from Colby College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

    • 30 min
    Nate Wasson - HalBar Partners

    Nate Wasson - HalBar Partners

    Nate Wasson is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of HalBar Partners. Based in Chicago, Nate leads strategic fund initiatives related to the research and development of HalBar Partners’ investment theses. He is responsible for investment management, impact strategy, and leadership of the firm. He also serves as a Co-founder and principal member of Alvearia* and Founding member of the Angel/VC group Keiretsu Forum Chicago. Nate’s prior experience includes consulting with JPMorgan, Principal and Managing Director for Bank of Montreal’s US Private Bank, developer of Capital Group’s Midwest family office practice, and Senior Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank. During his tenure developing investment platforms, strategies and office practice, he served as a subject matter expert in private equity, secondaries, impact investment potential and portfolio construction. Nate holds an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management with a concentration in asset management, where he studied under Nobel Laureate Robert Schiller, David Swensen, and AJ Wasserman.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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A Must-Listen!!

This is a 5-star treasure trove of actionable insights. Any aspiring professionals will be grateful for learning such invaluable advice from top industry leaders.

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Great stuff!

Valuable, condensed and well produced. Highly recommended. Make Jeff’s podcasts a regular part of your work week!

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New listener...

I am a podcast junkie and just stumbled on your podcast. Your interview with Ted Kramer was really interesting and I found your style engaging and conversational. I am looking forward to listening to many of your older episodes.

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