Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - October 26th, 2022

Included for Executives:  Six One-Hour Planning Sessions on October 12th, October 14th, October 19th, October 21st, October 24th and October 26th.

              Two One-Hour Post-Feedback Sessions on November 2nd and November 9th.

             One Follow Up Session to your 1-on-1 meetings on November 16th.

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


Planning Session Number #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


  • William Kidd, Partner – Kidd and Company
  • Tim Van Mieghem

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 


  • 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 

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


  • Tim Van Mieghem



  • Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners

10 minutes break

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM


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

VIII BMC Virtual Conference - Events Scheduled

Date Title Microsoft Teams Links

October 12th

Planning Session #1

Conference Planning Sessions

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

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October 14th

Planning Session #2

October 19th

Planning Session #3

October 21st

Planning Session #4

October 24th

Planning Session #5

October 26th 

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Mon, October 26th, 2022 

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

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room

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November 2nd

Feedback Session #1

Conference Feedback Sessions

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

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November 9th

Feedback Session #2

November 16th


Follow up with your 1on1 meetings.
The Next Step

Follow Up 1on1 Meetings & The Next Steps

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

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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.

"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

Jeff Gonyo

Managing Director

Josh Cunningham

Principal, Head of Business Development

Charlie Orr

Director of Business Development

Alex Welles

Director of Business Development

Sean Healy

Director of Business Development

John Simpson

Managing Director

Jack Surma

Vice President