Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - April 19th, 2023

Included for Executives: Six Pre-Conference Workshops starting at 11am CT on April 5th, April 7th, April 12th, April 14th, April 17th, and 8am CT on conference day, April 19th. Three Post-Conference Workshops  starting at 11am CT on April 26th, May 3rd, and May 10th.

7:00 AM  – 8:00 AM


Virtual Conference personal set up (BMC Full Conference Execs only)  Please use this time to make sure you are prepared for the start of your conference at 8 AM CDT.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Pre-Conference Workshop #6 with Gerald O’Dwyer, Managing Director –  Blackmore Partners (Includes Full and LITE executives)

  9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Introductory remarks by Gerald Introduction by Executive  to Private Equity Firms (30 secs for each Executive)

   9:30 AM – 10:15 AM


Panel 1 –  Working with the “Right” Private Equity Firm Partner

    • Questions to ask on the front end
    • Actions/Signals to observe
    • Capital availability – Firms with Funds vs. Independent Sponsors vs. Family Offices
    • Operational control vs. Private Equity Interference
    • Growth/ ROI-oriented capital, add-on acquisitions
    • History of acquisition and exits
    • Management team and hiring


  • Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners


  • Joseph Solano – Garnett Station Partners
  • Rhett McCraw – WJ Partners
  • Jessica Clemence – Green Mill Capital

10 minutes break

10:25  AM – 11:10 AM


Panel 2 – Deal making in the New, New Economic Horizon

    • Flow of inbound deal proposals in 2022 and into 2023
    • Changes to how you’re evaluating proposals now 
    • Key Learnings from New Economy #1 – the post-Covid wave of 2020-2021
    • Thoughts on the New Economy #2 – the rising rates and soft landing environment of 2022-2024
    • Deal landscape – Opportunistic deals to be had? Economic cloudiness’ impact on Enterprise Valuation models? Changes to what you’re looking for or deal structures?
    • Impact on your aggressiveness or eagerness to invest over the coming 12 months?
  • James Fanning – Independent Consultant


  • Neel Bhargava/Ariez Dustoor – NB Group
  • Justin Smith – Long Water Opportunities 
  • Stephen Beriau – Eclipse Business Capital 

10 minutes break

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM


Panel 3  Understanding How/What It’s Like to Work with a Private Equity Investor 

    • Value Creation
    • Different styles between firms
    • Communication
    • Board Meetings
    • Operational vs. strategic influence
    • Introductions
    • 100-day plan
    • Budgets


  • Tim Van Mieghem, Partner – The ProAction Group


  • Vladimir Andonov – Martis Capital
  • Lorn Davis –  College Hill Capital

10 minutes break

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM


Speed Networking Sessions between Private Equity and Executive Attendees via Microsoft Teams.

BMC Virtual Conference - Events Scheduled

Your Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success

Because we want your virtual conference experience to be positive, the following information provides details on how to maximize your time at the upcoming event.

Date Title Microsoft Teams Links

April 5th

Pre-Conference Workshop #1

Pre-Conference Workshops

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)

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April 7th

Pre-Conference Workshop #2

April 12th

Pre-Conference Workshop #3

April 14th

Pre-Conference Workshop #4

April 17th

Pre-Conference Workshop #5

April 19th

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Wed, February 22nd, 2023 

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room

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April 26th

Post-Conference Workshop #1

Post-Conference Workshops

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)

Click here to join the meeting

May 3rd

Post-Conference Workshop #2

May 10th

Post-Conference Workshop #3

"One of the big reasons I came to the conference today, is that an important part of our strategy is finding deals where we can buy multiple companies and close them the same day, and one of the ways you can find companies that can do that is to find executives who have knowledge of industries or industry segments. who can lead us to the companies and we can put the businesses together."
Bill Kidd
Founding Partner
Kidd & Company
"Being able to expand your network outside the traditional network within your industry. Particularly, if you're looking for opportunities either with portfolio companies within private equity space and learning how they think, or looking for opportunity in terms of acquiring a business and getting somebody to help you. A lot of executives don't like that. It expands the possibilities of what people can so."
Jon Van Tuin
Business Development Executive
Trivest Partners
"I would definitely recommend attending if what's paramount to your investment strategy is executive talent with sort of thoughtful investment ideas. I thought this was a really unique way to development investment ideas as a firm, but also as a way to have an idea with a person that can help execute that strategy. I would definitely recommend this event to my fellow Private Equity executives"
Tate Bevis
Principal JMH Capital

Most Private Equity firms listen and ask questions based on Michael Porter’s 5 Forces.

Please watch the videos below for a refresher on Porter’s 5 Forces:

Participating Firms And Speakers

Tim Van Mieghem


James Fanning

Independent Consultant

Rick Grady

Deal Partner

Frank Mancuso

Two Roads Partners

Joseph Solano

Garnett Station Partners

Jeff Gonyo

Geneva Glen Capital

Vladimir Andonov

Martis Capital

Rhett McCraw

WJ Partners

Justin Smith

Long Water Opportunities

Chris Weidenhammer

Tillery Capital

Lorn Davis

College Hill Capital

Jessica Clemence

Green Mill Capital

Andrew Shein

Chartwell Investments

Matthew Jones


TK Kennedy

Prospect Capital Management

Paul Ernster and Sam Veselka

Pelican Energy Partners

Stephen Beriau

Elcilpse Business Capital

Brett Lacher

Latticework Capital