Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - June 30th, 2021

Included for Executives:  Six One-Hour Planning Sessions on June 16th ,18th ,23rd  ,25th 28th and 30th

              Two One-Hour Post-Feedback Sessions on July 7th and July 14th

             One Follow Up Session to your 1-on-1 meetings on July 21st

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

ModeratorYelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners


  • 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: Tim Van Mieghem, Partner – The ProAction Group


  • TBD

5 minutes break

12:10 PM – 4:10 PM


Speed Networking Sessions between Private Equity and Executive Attendees via GoToMeeting

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

Ben Hughes

Director of Business Development

Bruce Lipian

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Alex Welles

Director of Business Development

Andy Cantwell

Managing Director

Chris Weidenhammer

Managing Partner

Jason Van Zant

Managing Director

Steve Singer


Jonathan Ives

Managing Partner

John Newman


Lori Cunningham

Director of Business Development

VI BMC Virtual Conference - Events Scheduled

Date Title GoToMeeting Links

June 16th

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

June 18th

Planning Session #2

June 23rd

Planning Session #3

June 25th

Planning Session #4

June 28th

Planning Session #5

June 30th

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 

7:00 AM - 4:10 PM (CDT)

VI BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 483-574-373 

July 7th

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

July 14th

Feedback Session #2

July 21st


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