Our Partnership Approach
We are different than most companies because we bring proven methods to building value in a business and we are willing to get involved to implement these methods. We can be involved as active board directors or interim / part-time or full-time members of management teams.  
What entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams, like you, appreciate most about working with us is that we employ a collaborative approach to strategy, financial management, business analytics and other key growth initiatives.   We believe in the power of ideas and approach problem solving via open, rigorous, data- and debate-driven processes.  Below are the areas in which we typically get involved:
Strategic Planning

We develop strategies using a data-driven approach and based upon our analysis and vision of the industry and its competitive dynamics. We pursue differentiation that results in higher growth and profitability

Financial Management

We take a rigorous approach to financial planning and analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, and financial reporting.  Dashboard details and discipline around key performance indicators drive decision making.

Business Analytics

We measure the performance of every aspect of the business and based upon what we learn we build enhancements. We then measure the performance of the enhancements and continue this feedback loop.

Geographic Expansion

New geographies can be a significant source of a company’s growth.  We have experience prioritizing where to expand, when to go and how to enter and succeed in new markets.

Human Capital

We recognize people are the key to any business and accordingly understand how to attract, evaluate and retain talent. We have access to a network of executives and advisors that allow us to build world class organizations.

Board Representation

We leverage the deep, broad and varied experiences of our board of directors who provide key strategic insight and governance. Our board is actively engaged in the oversight of companies.

Sales & Marketing

Our investor-partners have significant experience building high performing sales organizations and investing in sales and marketing infrastructure necessary to rapidly grow a business.

Pricing Strategies

Pricing is one of the most powerful levers for improving profitability.  Our team has unparalleled expertise in designing and implementing pricing strategies.

Acquisition Opportunities

We can assist with acquisition strategy, target identification and assessment and financing.  We can also help with valuations, deal structuring, negotiations and due diligence.

Stepping Away From Day-to-Day Operations
Like you, we believe your business exists to serve customers, and as such we assure you we will relentlessly pursue excellence in serving your customers.

Furthermore, we believe the only way to provide such uncommon service is to ensure we care for your employees.  We make every effort to keep all of your employees. We will always empower, respect and train your employees.

Below is our promise to you.

ProcessWe know how to get your deal done quickly and cooperatively to meet your objectives
CustomersWe will understand your customers’ needs and build solid relationships with them
EmployeesWe will treat your employees with dignity and seek their expertise in operating the company
LegacyWe will build on your track record of operational excellence

Additionally, we address some of the important concerns you may face:

  • Andre Stokes will relocate to your headquarters to manage the business full time, allowing you to step back from daily management
  • We do not wish to make any significant changes to the business in the first year or more
  • Your company will remain independent and continue to grow
  • Your employees will continue to have rewarding jobs
  • We will preserve your customer relationships and standing in the community
  • A subset of our investor-partners will form a board of directors to help grow the business
  • We have a long investment horizon and are not seeking to flip companies in 3-5 years
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