Early in a process, Private Equity sponsors work with Eric to review upcoming CIM’s, building a platform and add on thesis / hypothesis by identify opportunities for value creation across operations, customer facing initiatives, product offerings, end markets, e-commerce initiatives, and overall growth initiatives.
Private Equity Advisors works with Private Equity sponsors preparing for and attending management presentations, digging deep into specific areas of opportunity / concern, and with ongoing due diligence in various areas of expertise including operations, sales, marketing, customer value propositions, product / sku expansion, pricing initiatives, and e-commerce. He is well networked to help PE firms with additional expertise in key functional areas as needed.
Eric is currently a board member / investor on various Private Equity owned platforms including Svoboda Capital: (Reliable Parts, Appliance Parts Depot), The Riverside Company: (Arrowhead Electrical, Stens Replacement Parts, J&N Electric, Pivotworks, Interparts), Parallel49 Private Equity: (BFG Supply, Questco PEO), and Iris.TV (online Video Programming platform). He has worked with over a dozen private equity sponsors over the past 3.5 years, ranging from investments coming from $200 Million funds to multi Billion dollar supported funds. He also is highly networked into buy side advisory firms supporting aggressive addon strategies. Eric has a strong ability to help management teams craft and communicate their strategic initiatives, including growth strategies, productivity initiatives, customer initiatives, E-commerce / ERP planning, and enterprise value creation
Eric works with a wide range of investment firms, hedge funds, and analysts working to understand various topics including industrial distribution, MRO, Amazon’s impact on distribution, parts distribution, customer experience, the appliance industry and other relevant topics.