2021 has been another whirlwind year. Disruption ran rampant. When managing your business through chaotic times, one of the most challenging issues to grapple with is the loss of critical talent. This past year, businesses across industries faced month over month of rising departures. Prime mid-career employees (generally between the ages of 30 and 45) represented the greatest increase in resignation rates. Here’s how two clients proactively engaged NextLevel [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE E78 Partners Receives Investment from Further Global Capital supports E78’s growth plans and enhances ability to serve clients Chicago, New York (December 2, 2021) – E78 Partners, a fast-growing provider of finance, accounting and technology solutions to the private capital industry, announced today that funds advised by Further Global Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on financial services businesses, have made an investment in the [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE E78 Partners Announces Acquisition of Executive Services Firm NextLevel Acquisition represents another step in the execution of E78’s strategy of expanding its presence in the C-level interim and consulting market to support privately owned and private equity-backed mid-market companies. Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA (September 28, 2021) – E78 Partners, a rapidly growing leader of finance, accounting and technology solutions for portfolio companies managed by private [...]
It has been a challenging couple of years for CPG. Supply chain issues, demand volatility, and the inability for consumers to safely shop in the physical world have added a level of uncertainty that has rocked marketers to the core. But among these challenges there are also countless opportunities to follow the consumer to that “new normal” which is now part of every household’s vernacular. What does the “new [...]
How well can you weather the disruption of a sudden departure? A key executive has suddenly left your company, possibly at a critical time, leaving a gap in institutional knowledge, uncertainty in the minds of direct reports, and instability in the leadership team. Finding a quality replacement is a long and time-consuming process. Interim leadership can provide continuity, stability, and forward momentum as you search for a permanent [...]
Today we’re going to share 3 of our favorite business turnarounds. The worst thing you can do in a crisis is nothing. But taking action just to do ‘something’ isn’t helpful either. In a crisis the key is to keep a clear head and take an objective assessment of the situation. In each of the following 3 cases the key to turning the situation around was having useful, objective [...]
As we come out of the pandemic and the economy ramps up, business owners are starting to consider selling their companies. You may be one of them. It'd be hard to blame you if you were. The market is fairly hot right now. Businesses are being sold for good prices, and those that performed well during, or have emerged with strength coming out of, the pandemic are in high [...]
As we move deeper into 2021, our ramping economy is slowly turning the spigot and companies are starting to fill executive roles again. In one survey, 80% of C-suite executives indicated they felt the pandemic had actually revealed their organizational strengths, and were optimistically focusing on long term growth rather than immediate survival strategies. Growth comes in the form of expansions, new projects, products and services. That often means [...]
In today's post we'd like to share some of our successes, and the secret weapon behind each of them. They aren't necessarily our biggest wins. They're in different industries. But they all illustrate a key point: data-driven decision making is critical. 1. How a healthcare company doubled in value A support service provider for hospitals and physician groups was put up for sale. The majority owners were at [...]
Is it time to make major changes to suppliers and supplier relationships? Your company has matured to the point where you have a significant number of outside suppliers of materials and services. If they are not meeting cost goals or contributing to your strategic intent, it may be time to navigate to new suppliers and/or supply arrangements. With thoughtful analysis and execution, you can take advantage of valuable [...]