The Role

Do whatever it takes to help our operating partners find, negotiate, close and operate amazing companies for the long-term.  Be a mentor, adviser, counselor, coach and board member to your own team of partners.  Take great pride in helping your partners achieve their existential need to own a company and have great efficacy over its success.  Measure your own achievement based on the success your partners enjoy.  Join a team of smart, thoughtful, insightful, caring, loyal and relentless entrepreneur investors.  Win credit when things work and be supported when they don't. Work with people who believe it’s their duty to help teammates determine what they want in life, and to help them achieve it. 

The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator, skilled in listening, evaluating complex information and distilling concepts into digestible written, oral and presentation formats. She has experienced the thrill and uncertainty of being a company’s owner/operator and can draw upon that experience to help guide partners through difficulty.  She is skilled in both strategic and tactical planning and has applied them in business operations and deal negotiations.  She has a well-developed, gut-level sense for people and an inherent interest in what motivates their behavior.  She is willing to commit to the success of her partners and is relentless in the fulfillment of those commitments.


The Focus

  • Identify, evaluate and select your team of entrepreneur partners
  • Personally commit to their achievement of entrepreneurial success 
  • Help new partners learn to market themselves as buyers and leaders to business owners
  • Help partners evaluate industries and targets, including valuation and negotiation strategy
  • Sit at the negotiating table to help partners advance discussions through tough deal points
  • Shepard partners through the due diligence and closing process
  • Assist partners after close, sometimes with on-site participation
  • Provide board-level oversight on an on-going basis

The Details

Cultural Requirements

  • Unimpeachable character
  • Intrinsic motivation and curiosity
  • Supreme team orientation
  • Humility
  • Refuses to shy away from difficult conversations
  • Willingness to risk being wrong
  • Gritty
  • Creative
  • Resourceful - always finds a way

EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Entrepreneurial and/or SMB operating experience is essential - we will only consider those who have taken entrepreneurial risks, hired and fired and had a personal stake in the success or failure of their management decisions
  • MBA from a top school
  • Thorough understanding of Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
  • Prior acquisitions experience is helpful
  • History of deriving joy from helping others achieve
  • Demonstrated method to evaluate and negotiate emotionally charged outcomes
  • Prior experience managing relationships
  • Superior written communication skill
  • Superior public speaking communication skill
  • Superior listening and conversation skill, on the phone or in person
  • Developed understanding of marketing and positioning
  • Prior sales or business development experience is helpful
  • Must be willing to travel 4-5 days per month
  • Must be willing to relocate to Naples, FL

COMPENSATION

  • Base compensation consistent with background and experience
  • Bonus potential tied to overall team performance
  • Relocation and standard benefits provided