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Ryan DeCaire – What Rapid Growth in Small Business Looks Like – Ep.93
Ryan DeCaire joined a private equity firm called Ashbridge Partners in Toronto Canada and became the president of the portfolio companies, Geroline, in February 2019.
Sandro Mina – From Camera World to Relay Investments: Capturing the Early Days of a Search Fund – Ep.92
Sandro is a co-founding partner of Relay Investments, a search investment fund based in Boston that began in 2015. Prior to Relay, Sandro and his partner, Martin launched their own search fund after graduating from Stanford’s MBA program in 1991, acquiring and eventually exiting three companies.
Timi Okah – Kingsway’s First Acquisition in CEO Accelerator Program – Ep.91
Timi is the first CEO in Kingsway Financial CEO Accelerator Program, having acquired an HR and accounting business called the Ravix group in October this year of 2021.
Collin Hathaway – What You Learn Acquiring 12 Home Service Companies – Ep.90
Collin joins me again to more deeply discuss lessons learned through his career of buying and building HVAC and plumbing businesses across the country.
Jason Jackson – Rebuilding a Profitable Dental Care Business – Ep.89
Jason searched and acquired Unified Dental Care, a collection of dental practices in the Detroit Metro in April 2017.
Mike Botkin – Central Florida Landscape M&A Playbook – Ep.88
In addition to Mike’s new acquisition and holding company, we also talk about systems and policies he’s implemented at B&B, how he hires and routines members of his team, and benefits from scale and vertical integration.
Matt Moldenhauer- Rolling Out Technology and Systems in the Timber Industry – Ep.87
Matt is the president of Bellwether Forest Products, an integrated wood supply company owned by a family office called Elmore Companies, where Matt is also a partner.
Heather Endresen – SBA: Government’s Strategic Loan Program for Entrepreneurs – Ep.86
My guest in this episode is Heather Endresen, co-director of Search Fund Lending at Live Oak Bank. Heather shares the ins and outs of the SBA program.
[Re-Run] Collin Hathaway – Investing and Operating in Home Services – Ep. 85
My guest today is Collin Hathaway. Collin runs a small micro private equity fund in Seattle, WA called Skylight Capital and has developed a strong core competence in plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and other home services businesses.
Paul Yancich & Daniel Eisen – Taking Inspiration From Constellation and Leveraging a Long Time Horizon – Ep.84
Paul Yancich and Daniel Eisen are co-founders of Arcadea Group, a permanent capital holding company.
Each year I write an annual letter to readers and listeners to reflect on the evolution of the podcast and my personal growth.