Buckle your seatbelts for a fast-paced conversation with Dave Kellogg. Dave and I first met back in the early 80s at Ingres, when I was a pre-sales engineer and Dave was a technical support rep. We’ve each spent over 25 years in enterprise software, in mixed roles that involve both technology and sales & marketing. We reconnected recently and met up up in Chicago at ParkerGale’s “intergalactic headquarters” for a pretty broad-ranging conversation about a recent blog post that Dave wrote (Things to Avoid in Selecting an Executive Job at a Startup) along with a lot of interaction about differences between PE-land and VC-land. Come have a listen -- where else are you going to hear the phrase "Axe Battle of Differentiation"?
In the kickoff to the new People Operations Series, ParkerGale Principals Jimmy and Paul provide an overview of ParkerGale’s People Ops team. Having worked together at Bain, they bring some history together to the firm and their work leading all things people, talent, and culture across the portfolio. They dive into how ParkerGale thinks about building a cohesive leadership team, hiring great talent, and creating learning and development opportunities across the portfolio. They also set up what to expect over the coming months in the on-going People Ops Series.
Jim and Jimmy talk to ParkerGale Operating Principal, Paul Stansik -- DECA medal winner and ex-professional Lacrosse player.
Guest hosts Jimmy Holloran and Ryan Milligan invite Andy Hulett onto the funcast to discuss the benefits of outsourced HR for small, growing businesses. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than managing benefits and payroll.
Guest host Jimmy Holloran talks with EditShare CEO Conrad Clemson. Find out how a physics major from William & Mary ended up working as a private equity CEO.
More madness with the Mad Scotsman, Alan Williamson and special guest Tom Shore. We talk about the just how much automation and software tooling do you need to write applications. The big social media software companies would claim that nothing short of continuous delivery is enough. But is this really necessary for smaller companies that are delivering enterprise-class applications?
Guest host Jimmy Holloran talks with Jim about the bevy of useless email solicitations that we get after every deal announcement. We talk about the PE 2/20 model and how it applies to buying services from vendors -- and the right and wrong ways to pitch PE funds.
In our latest episode, we talk with Rick Noble, CEO of Aircraft Technical Publishers. He has led several market-leading digital publishing organizations over the course of his career, holding positions that include CEO of Triumph Learning and Haights Cross Communications, CEO of Blackboard Engage, CEO of Medical Media Holdings, and President & CEO of Thomson Healthcare.
Jim talks with ParkerGale's newest addition to the Operating Team handling talent management -- Jimmy Holloran. He joins us from the mean streets of St. Louis with stops at Nortel, Teach for America, Bain & Company and HomeChef along the way.
Jim sits down with CultureIQ CEO Greg Besner to talk about his experiences working for a Private Equity backed company. As usual, we take some detours along the way covering everything from his investing in Zappos to Atlantic City.
Jim and the MacLaurin Group Team -- Alan, "The Mad Scotsman", Jim Headley and Kelley Powell tackle Paul Graham's "Makers versus Managers" essay. How do you balance the need for managers to "meet up" with programmers/writers/creators need for large blocks of uninterrupted time to complete projects?
Devin interviews True Search Partner and CFO-whisperer Matt Goldstein about how to land a CFO job at a PE-backed company. They cover the process from the candidate side and the company side. How to differentiate yourself; how to prepare for interviews; what PE funds are looking for; what goes wrong when things go wrong; what you should expect to get paid and how much equity you should expect.
We're back with the Mad Scotsman, Alan Williamson and his partner in crime, Jim Headley, of the MacLaurin Group. Alan and Jim give us their thumbs up and thumbs down on various development tools,
cloud platforms and business intelligence software stacks.