Tue, Nov 14, 2023

4:30 PM – 6 PM EST (GMT-5)

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This session of the Learning Series is a guide on how to run the company´s operations and successfully exit the investment.

The speakers have extensive experience running and exiting investments:

Brian O'Connor is the Founder and Managing Partner of NextGen Growth Partners ("NGP"), a lower-middle market private equity firm that partners with talented entrepreneur-operators to acquire and build great companies in growing industries. Prior to founding NGP, Brian served as co-CEO and Head of Business Development of Innflux, a hospitality-focused IT service company sold to a strategic buyer after 3.5 years of significant growth. Brian acquired the business through his search fund Fellowship Capital Partners ("FCP") in 2011.
Prior to founding FCP, Brian was a vice president with Equity International, a middle market growth private equity fund. Currently, Brian teaches Entrepreneurship through Acquisition at his alma mater, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship. He is also a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a double major in finance and management information systems.

Ryan Leckie is GT Entrepreneurs' Director of Operations and is actively involved in all aspects of the business from daily operations, marketing/sales, searcher relations and mentorship, as well as personnel recruiting and management.
He is an actively licensed CPA (ex-Deloitte) and award-winning advertising/marketing professional (ex-Grabarz & Partner GmbH). Ryan's passion for ETA stems from growing up in a family of entrepreneurs and business owners. His father owned and operated a speciality niche shaft sinking construction services business that primarily served coal mining operators across PA, WV, and KY (now owned by his older brother) while his mother owned and operated a franchise bookstore.
Ryan earned his M.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz School of Business and a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from Denison University.

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