Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - August 25th, 2021

Included for Executives:  Six One-Hour Planning Sessions on August 11th ,13th  ,18th 20th and 23rd

              Two One-Hour Post-Feedback Sessions on September 1st and 8th

             One Follow Up Session to your 1-on-1 meetings on September 15th

7:00 AM  – 8:00 AM


Virtual Conference personal set up (BMC 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


Executives walk through agenda with Gerald O’Dwyer, Managing Director –  Blackmore Partners


  9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Introductory remarks by Gerald (10 min)

Introduction by Executive  to Private Equity Firms (20 min, 60 secs for each Executive) 

   9:30 AM – 10:15 AM


Panel 1 – How To Pick The Right Private Equity Firm Partner

    • Questions to ask
    • Actions/Signals to observe
    • Capital
    • Big vs. Boutique Firms

 Moderator: Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners


  • TBD  


10 minutes break

10:25  AM – 11:10 AM


Panel 2 – Debunking The Private Equity Myth – Having A Private Equity Investor Will Not Destroy Your Company

    • Operational control vs. Private Equity Interference
    • Investments in business vs wholesale cost cutting
    • Efficient hiring and firing
    • Growth/ROI-oriented capital

Moderator: Tim Van Mieghem, Partner – The ProAction Group


  • TBD 

10 minutes break

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM


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

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

Moderator: Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners


  • TBD

10 minutes break

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM


Speed Networking Sessions between Private Equity and Executive Attendees via GoToMeeting

VIII BMC Virtual Conference - Events Scheduled

Date Title GoToMeeting Links

August 11th

Planning Session #1



Planning Sessions Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (CDT)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 190-160-557

August 13rd

Planning Session #2

August 18th

Planning Session #3

August 20th

Planning Session #4

August 23rd

Planning Session #5

August 25th

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Wed, August 25th, 2021 

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

VIII BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 584-826-861

September 1st

Feedback Session #1

Feedback Session Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (CDT)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 519-502-957

September 8th

Feedback Session #2

September 15th


Follow up with your 1on1 meetings.
The Next Step

Follow up 1on1 meetings & The Next Step – Room

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (CDT)
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 171-941-661

Your Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success

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

"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.

Therefore, it would be best that you get a primer on these via two short videos:

Participating Firms And Speakers

Michael Zhong

Vice President

Jeff Gonyo

Managing Director

Alex Welles

Director of Business Development

Jessica Clemence

Director of Business Development

Kelsey Lozier

Business Development Manager

Drew Frailey


Alex Sarkisian

Vice President

Nick Canderan

Director of Business Development

Vladimir Andonov

Director of Business Development

David Eshaghian


Jessica Ginsberg

Director of Business Development

Ben Rudman

Co-Founder & Partner