Moir has extensive experience in leadership, operations, marketing, strategy, acquisition analysis and integration, and planning. He is currently the CEO of Blue Chip Group, a food and beverage manufacturing company. Listen to Moir discuss his journey into the Private Equity world and how the Blackmore process helped him succeed.
Dr. Rakesh Kapoor has 20+ years of experience in many industries. Prior to Blackmore, Rakesh had only met a small handful of PE Firms. Through attending many events with BlackmoreConnects™, he grew his PE Funnel and increased his knowledge of the PE industry which contributed to his success. He is one of the operating partners at a lower middle market PE firm.
Epperson’s proficiency with management, marketing, and accounting has been beneficial throughout his career within a variety of industries as he continually is seeking a new challenge. He entered into the PE scene over 15 years ago eventually partnering with BlackmoreConnects™ and now serves as the President and CEO of a successful platform company.
James is a strategic and highly accomplished Global Business Development Executive with Fortune 200 expertise in account development, networking, M&A, strategic planning, and risk management. He translates progressive leadership experience in North and South America, Asia, and Europe into Private Equity small and mid cap environments.
Roberto is a Strategic, pragmatic, and growth-oriented, with international expertise in Environmental Technologies, Water Quality, Food Safety, Aerospace, IT, and Telecom in the Americas and Europe. He has been exploring the challenges of integrating and expanding acquisitions for the last 20 years. Possess a strong reputation as a leader who mentors, motivates, and inspires high performance.
Francis is a data-driven and analytical thinker with a strong financial background and extensive commercial experience. His B2B experience in private equity has improved, particularly in the design and manufacture of goods furniture for the hotel and student housing industries across the United States and other nations.
Tom’s experience with Blackmore started back in 2008, during the financial crisis, and he still got his deal funded. Listen to Tom discuss his view on Private Equity and what he learned from the Blackmore process and ultimately how he succeeded because of it. Tom also has a special message for those that are only “seeking a job”.
Manning’s expertise in management, consulting and strategy has been contribution to his career within a variety of industries. He entered into the Private Equity three years ago and now serves as the President at Damian’s Enterprises Inc.
Carrara’s expertise in strategy, marketing, organization, and financial management has been of great value to several industries. He broke right into the PE scene with BlackmoreConnects™ and now serves as President at renowned biomedical firm.
Mike is a CEO, Operating Partner and Executive Coach assisting executives seeking Board assignments. He was a PepsiCo president twice, built 5 private equity backed companies, and rapidly increased the EBITDA run-rate in 4 Interim CEO engagements. With BlackmoreConnects™, he builds enterprise value and accelerates revenue by finding new revenue streams.
Jim Van Ingen
Jim Van Ingen is an innovative business development improvement executive that is actively seeking business opportunities. He has had progressively growing careers at Eaton, ITW, The Marmon Group/Berkshire Hathaway, finally culminating as CEO of a private equity backed company called Bway Corporation, which is a $1.5B industrial/consumer plastic and metal packaging manufacturer.
Due to its typical cyclicity, the automotive industry has had eight to ten years of growth followed by one to three years of decline and then another eight to ten years of growth. Jim’s goal was to be on a leadership position of a company in the automotive industry and to quickly achieve enhancement of the company’s profitability and management team.
How BlackmoreConnects™ helped
Jim joined us October 2019 as a Gold Member after taking a year off trying to do his own thing and get connected in Private Equity himself. He returned after one year saying he couldn’t get things moving and decided to joined the Gold membership. The BMC Team performed extensive searches for PE firms with an investment focus on the automotive industry, creating relationship opportunities for Jim. As a result, Jim is now the General Manager of USA and Mexico.
BMC provides great opportunities for Jim to network with private equity firms and listen to educational panels on private equity trends. He had the chance to network with seven private equity firms in October 2019 and six in December 2019 to discuss his investment thesis.
Currently, Jim works as an Operating Partner for an automotive PE backed company after joining BlackmoreConnects™
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