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Private Equity Funcast

The PE Funcast is a weekly show featuring Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery -- partners at ParkerGale Capital. We discuss all things related to privately-owned middle market technology companies -- the kind of great businesses that are outside the sphere of venture capital.
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Sep 13, 2019

We talk to PG Principal Kara Master about her journey from the model UN and a career in journalism to joining the deal team at ParkerGale.

Aug 15, 2019

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.

Jul 30, 2019

Jim and Jimmy talk to ParkerGale Operating Principal, Paul Stansik -- DECA medal winner and ex-professional Lacrosse player.

Jul 23, 2019

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. 

Jul 11, 2019

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.

Jun 17, 2019

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.

Jun 4, 2019

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.

May 10, 2019

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.

May 2, 2019

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.

Mar 26, 2019

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.

Dec 20, 2018

A far-reaching conversation with Brent Beshore, CEO of adventur.es, a buyout shop based in Columbia, Missouri.  Brent recently released his book "The Messy Marketplace", the ultimate "how to" book for selling a business in the world of imperfect buyers.

Nov 20, 2018

No awkward musical guests or actors passed-their-prime --- just Devin and Jim giving thanks for another year of fun with the podcast.

Nov 13, 2018

Jim talks with ParkerGale Operating Principal, Jake Petoskey, about optimizing back office systems at portfolio companies.   In this episode we focus the discussion on organizing Sales Opportunities as the tip of the spear using Insight Squared with Salesforce.com

Sep 27, 2018

The first episode in a five-episode arc discussing ParkerGale's four operating pillars: Systems, Talent, Growth and Product.   In part one, Devin and Jim introduce the four pillars.  The follow-on episodes will feature deep-dive interviews with ParkerGale's OPs team.

Sep 6, 2018

The first in a series of interviews with the CEOs of ParkerGale's portfolio companies.  In this week's episode, we talk with Len Finkle, CEO of Profisee.  Have a listen and find out how he made the journey from intrepid salesperson to private equity CEO.

Aug 28, 2018

This week's topic comes from our listeners and it's one of our favorite subjects -- us!   It's the "how did we get into private equity" episode.  So hop into the wayback machine with Devin and Jim and find out how we got from Albany, New York and Brockton, Massachusetts all the way to private equity in Chicago.

Aug 9, 2018

Talking with Drake Paulson and Graeme Faulds from eVestment, a Nasdaq company, about the results of their 2018 Private Markets Due Diligence Survey. Find out how Limited Partners feel about fees, the use of credit facilities to close deals and due diligence.

Jul 26, 2018

The second part of our scoping conversation with Jay Bartlett and Joe Repp from EY-Parthenon.   This time we flip the conversation and talk about undertaking a market study prior to SELLING a company.

Jun 28, 2018

We're back with Jay Bartlett from EY-Parthenon talking about scoping due diligence processes for private equity deals with special guest, Joe Repp.   This is part one of a two-part episode.  

Apr 24, 2018

Jay Bartlett from Parthenon is back on the funcast to talk about the evolving role of the operating partner in private equity.   The EY-Parthenon team has been delving deep on this topic with limited partners and portfolio company executives.    Come have a listen to the latest insights.

Dec 20, 2017

Devin and Jim kick-off their collaboration with PitchBook, the leading private equity and private company database now owned by Morningstar. Nizar and Dylan from PitchBook's research team discuss their recent report on first-time private equity funds -- the fundraising stats, the increasing demand and the unique challenges new funds face.

Nov 27, 2017

Devin and Jim talk about the major macroeconomic factors that affect Private Equity.     Here's a hint -- it's mostly a robust economy and lower interest rates.

Oct 31, 2017

Devin and Jim talk about the four basic Halloween villains -- Vampires, Frankenstein, Werewolves and Mummies -- and how PE deals often end up as one of these monsters. Plus, we do a fast review of the BEST Halloween candies and our most popular costumes when we were kids.

Oct 25, 2017

Devin & Jim welcome ParkerGale’s newest teammate to the FunCast. Cici joined us from Bain & Co to manage our go-to-market activities across the portfolio. Cici talks about her not-so-straight path to private equity, what her day to day job is like and modestly chalking up her career success to luck.

Oct 2, 2017

Listener Request! Devin & Jim take a look at private equity deals from the sellers' side of the table and cover questions such as: How do you select a PE buyer? What questions should you ask prospective buyers? What's negotiable and what's not? And all kinds of useful tips and tricks.

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