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Hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery, partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group. This bi-weekly show is a lively discussion of the uses of technology to improve business operations for companies with less than $100 million in revenue.

Hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery, partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group. This bi-weekly show is a lively discussion of the uses of technology to improve business operations for companies with less than $100 million in revenue.
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Hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery, partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group. This bi-weekly show is a lively discussion of the uses of technology to improve business operations for companies with less than $100 million in revenue.

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English


Episodes

Hiring Technical Leaders for Non-Technical People

10/15/2019
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Hiring technical people is hard when you don’t know all the buzzwords and acronyms. Devin and Jim help you with good process and some helpful questions to ask when you are hiring Engineering and Software Development leaders.

Duration:00:58:52

Tom Obermaier Interview

9/27/2019
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Continuing our on-going series of interviews with ParkerGale portfolio company CEOs, Jimmy interviews Tom Obermaier, CEO of Rippe and Kingston. We talk baseball, growing up in New York, leadership lessons from President Washington, rising to Chief Risk Officer at Citi Bank at the time of the financial crisis, and his evolution as a CEO at RDC and Rippe.

Duration:00:58:21

A Brief History of Software with Tom Shore

9/20/2019
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Jim talks with fellow Babson College Alum, current portfolio company CTO, Tom Shore about application software from the early 80s through today. We talk Digital Equipment PDP/11s all the way through the current no-code fascination.

Duration:00:39:49

Kara Master Interview

9/13/2019
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We talk to PG Principal Kara Master about her journey from the model UN and a career in journalism to joining the deal team at ParkerGale.

Duration:00:45:38

Things to Avoid in Selecting an Executive Job with Dave Kellogg

8/23/2019
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Buckle your seatbelts for a fast-paced conversation with Dave Kellogg. Dave and I first met back in the early 80s at Ingres, when I was a pre-sales engineer and Dave was a technical support rep. We’ve each spent over 25 years in enterprise software, in mixed roles that involve both technology and sales & marketing. We reconnected recently and met up up in Chicago at ParkerGale’s “intergalactic headquarters” for a pretty broad-ranging conversation about a recent blog post that Dave wrote...

Duration:00:51:05

How We Think about People Ops and Culture

8/15/2019
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In the kickoff to the new People Operations Series, ParkerGale Principals Jimmy and Paul provide an overview of ParkerGale’s People Ops team. Having worked together at Bain, they bring some history together to the firm and their work leading all things people, talent, and culture across the portfolio. They dive into how ParkerGale thinks about building a cohesive leadership team, hiring great talent, and creating learning and development opportunities across the portfolio. They also set up...

Duration:01:14:24

The Paul Stansik Interview

7/30/2019
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Jim and Jimmy talk to ParkerGale Operating Principal, Paul Stansik -- DECA medal winner and ex-professional Lacrosse player.

Duration:01:08:52

The Case for Outsourced HR

7/23/2019
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Guest hosts Jimmy Holloran and Ryan Milligan invite Andy Hulett onto the funcast to discuss the benefits of outsourced HR for small, growing businesses. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than managing benefits and payroll.

Duration:00:41:34

CEO Interview with Conrad Clemson of EditShare

7/11/2019
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Guest host Jimmy Holloran talks with EditShare CEO Conrad Clemson. Find out how a physics major from William & Mary ended up working as a private equity CEO.

Duration:00:36:04

Do you really need continuous delivery to write production software?

6/27/2019
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More madness with the Mad Scotsman, Alan Williamson and special guest Tom Shore. We talk about the just how much automation and software tooling do you need to write applications. The big social media software companies would claim that nothing short of continuous delivery is enough. But is this really necessary for smaller companies that are delivering enterprise-class applications?

Duration:00:25:57

Bad Vendor Email Solicitations

6/17/2019
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Guest host Jimmy Holloran talks with Jim about the bevy of useless email solicitations that we get after every deal announcement. We talk about the PE 2/20 model and how it applies to buying services from vendors -- and the right and wrong ways to pitch PE funds.

Duration:00:25:40

Rick Noble Interview

6/4/2019
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In our latest episode, we talk with Rick Noble, CEO of Aircraft Technical Publishers. He has led several market-leading digital publishing organizations over the course of his career, holding positions that include CEO of Triumph Learning and Haights Cross Communications, CEO of Blackboard Engage, CEO of Medical Media Holdings, and President & CEO of Thomson Healthcare.

Duration:00:53:24

It's the Jimmy Holloran Interview

5/10/2019
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Jim talks with ParkerGale's newest addition to the Operating Team handling talent management -- Jimmy Holloran. He joins us from the mean streets of St. Louis with stops at Nortel, Teach for America, Bain & Company and HomeChef along the way.

Duration:00:31:53

Interview with Greg Besner CEO of CultureIQ

5/2/2019
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Jim sits down with CultureIQ CEO Greg Besner to talk about his experiences working for a Private Equity backed company. As usual, we take some detours along the way covering everything from his investing in Zappos to Atlantic City.

Duration:00:48:04

Discussing Paul Graham's "Makers versus Managers"

4/19/2019
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Jim and the MacLaurin Group Team -- Alan, "The Mad Scotsman", Jim Headley and Kelley Powell tackle Paul Graham's "Makers versus Managers" essay. How do you balance the need for managers to "meet up" with programmers/writers/creators need for large blocks of uninterrupted time to complete projects?

Duration:00:49:51

How to Land a CFO Job

3/26/2019
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Devin interviews True Search Partner and CFO-whisperer Matt Goldstein about how to land a CFO job at a PE-backed company. They cover the process from the candidate side and the company side. How to differentiate yourself; how to prepare for interviews; what PE funds are looking for; what goes wrong when things go wrong; what you should expect to get paid and how much equity you should expect.

Duration:01:01:27

The Mad Scotsman Embraces Node.JS (and other surprises)

3/7/2019
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We're back with the Mad Scotsman, Alan Williamson and his partner in crime, Jim Headley, of the MacLaurin Group. Alan and Jim give us their thumbs up and thumbs down on various development tools, cloud platforms and business intelligence software stacks.

Duration:00:31:04

Predictions for 2019

1/9/2019
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Devin and Jim talk about macro and micro events for 2019 including; the global economy, the U.S. economy, politics, the tech market and the implications for private equity in the new year.

Duration:00:33:44

The Messy Marketplace Interview

12/19/2018
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A far-reaching conversation with Brent Beshore, CEO of adventur.es, a buyout shop based in Columbia, Missouri. Brent recently released his book "The Messy Marketplace", the ultimate "how to" book for selling a business in the world of imperfect buyers.

Duration:00:35:36

2018 Annual Thanksgiving Show

11/20/2018
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No awkward musical guests or actors passed-their-prime --- just Devin and Jim giving thanks for another year of fun with the podcast.

Duration:00:36:46