Moderator, Claudine Cohen
Opening Presentation by Steve Siwinski, High Road: Value creation in the PE middle market
Fireside Chat: Linking operational improvements to value creation, a Fireside Chat with John Stewart, Co-Founding Partner of Middleground Capital; Interviewer: Wendy Buxton, President of LynnCo
John Stewart is the co-founding partner of Middleground Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm that leverages the investment and hands-on operational expertise of its founding partners to execute customized value creation plans that drive equity value back to investors and management teams. Prior to founding Middleground, John was the Head of Operations and built out the Operations Group at Monomoy Capital where he leveraged his years of operational experience from Toyota Motor Corporation and knowledge of Toyota’s Kaizen lean practices to drive value creation through operational improvements. John is the author of “Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean”.
|Panel #1: Taking your business to the next level with revenue and margin growth
Learn about best practices for creating value through revenue growth and margin expansion including strategies to develop innovative new products, penetrate new end market channels, drive ecommerce, implement customer price increases, drive lower supplier costs and navigate the challenges resulting from tariffs.
|Panel #2: Execution - The difference between success and failure
How leading operationally oriented private equity experts are winning the war on talent to get the right people in the right roles, improving processes and leveraging innovative technologies to position companies for growth and execute various value creation strategies.