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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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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.

    Selling a Portfolio Company

    Selling a Portfolio Company

    Jim and Devin are back together on this latest episode, talking about Exits for portfolio companies.  How do we time our exits? Do we get unsolicited offers or do we take them to market? When does management get involved? These are just a few of the questions that we answer on this latest episode.   

    • 43 min
    What Makes a Good Board Member with Jason Heltzer

    What Makes a Good Board Member with Jason Heltzer

    Another conversation with Jason Heltzer, Managing Partner at Origin Ventures and a Chicago Booth professor in the
    second of a three-part series on Board Meetings. In part two we talk about ideal board members -- and the not-so-ideal board members.

    • 51 min
    Talking Shop with Kelly Cornelis from LaSalle Capital

    Talking Shop with Kelly Cornelis from LaSalle Capital

    Partner Kristine Heinze talks with Kelly Cornelis, Partner and COO of LaSalle Capital, a long time friend of ParkerGale. Kelly talks about her journey clawing her way into Private Equity, and her experiences as a founding member of Chicago Women in Private Equity.

    • 37 min
    Software Buyouts in Germany

    Software Buyouts in Germany

    Devin sits down with Christoph Jost and Peter Waleczek, the founders of Berlin-based software buyout fund Flex Capital. Christoph and Peter started as tech entrepreneurs prior to founding Flex and they discuss their process of raising their first fund, what they look for in a deal, how they source companies, and what they do with them after the acquisition. They also talk about the similarities and differences between the US and German tech buyout market.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why NPS is one of the most important metrics we track as a PE firm

    Why NPS is one of the most important metrics we track as a PE firm

    The ultimate question: “On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being very likely, how likely are you to recommend us to a friend or colleague?”

    Operating Principal Cici Zheng talks with Jessica Pfeifer, General Manager and Co-Founder of Wootric, an InMoment Company about Net Promoter Scores (NPS) and why it’s the ultimate question to help measure customer loyalty. In this episode, we cover what NPS is, the benchmarks for a good NPS score, and most importantly, why we think it’s important from both the portfolio company and private equity firm perspective. We discuss how ParkerGale uses NPS throughout the lifecycle of an investment, from due diligence, during our hold period, and prior to the sale of a company. We also share some of the key takeaways that our portfolio companies have learned when it comes to implementing a program, whether it’s learning how to close the loop on the customer feedback or how it can help prioritize decision making across all functional areas.
     

    • 38 min
    The Case for 1st Time CEOs

    The Case for 1st Time CEOs

    Devin sits down with Jordan Brugg, the Head of Private Equity at SpencerStuart to discuss his research on whether repeat or first-time CEOs outperform over the long-term. You might be surprised with the findings. Devin and Jordan dive deep into the study, talk about CEO assessment, and offer some tips for people looking for their first CEO job running a PE-backed company.
     

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jim & Devin, host of the Private Equity Funcast podcast, highlight all aspects of technology to improve business operations and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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

sbloom1 ,

Great podcast!!

I don’t work in private equity but I have enjoyed learning more about it. I really enjoy this podcast for gaining advice and hearing stories of what makes a great leader and how to build a high performing team. A lot of the stories and advice are applicable to people in all industries.

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