Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - December 18, 2024

Included for Executives:  Six Pre-Conference Workshops on December 4th, December 6th, December 11th, December 13th, December 16th, and on conference day, December 18th.

              Three Post-Conference Workshops on December 19th, January 8th, and January 15th. 

7:00 AM  – 8:00 AM


Virtual Conference Personal Set-up (BMC Full Conference Execs only)    

Please use this time to make sure you are prepared for the start of your conference at 8 AM CDT.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Pre-Conference Workshop #6 with Gerald O’Dwyer, Managing Director –  Blackmore Partners (Includes Full and LITE executives)

  9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Introductory remarks by Gerald Introduction by Executive  to Private Equity Firms (30 secs for each Executive)

   9:30 AM – 10:15 AM


Panel 1 –  Working with the “Right” Private Equity Firm Partner

    • Questions to ask on the front end
    • Actions/Signals to observe
    • Capital availability – Firms with Funds vs. Independent Sponsors vs. Family Offices
    • Operational control vs. Private Equity Interference
    • Growth/ ROI-oriented capital, add-on acquisitions
    • History of acquisition and exits
    • Management team and hiring


  • Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner – Blackmore Partners


  • Stephen Connor, CFA, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners 
  • Marin Mignot, COO Latam, Ingenico 
  • William Kidd, Partner, Kidd & Company 
  • Graham Bachman, Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Hidden Rivers Strategic Capital 
  • JC Maldonado, Business Development, Bizgro Partners 
  • Neil Johnson, Managing Partner, Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC 

10 minutes break 

10:25  AM – 11:10 AM


Panel 2 – Valuations through Volatility: Hear from the PE firms directly on

    • The flow of inbound deal proposals in 2024 vs. one year ago, and their outlook on near-term engagement
    • Changes to how to evaluate proposals now and adjust for the three bubbles (Covid bubble, supply chain bubble, inflation/ deflation bubble lurking in companies’ historical financials)
    • Any impact of the upcoming elections on deal flow, execution, wait and see?
    • Any changes to deal structure from a year ago — earn-outs, seller financing, rollover percentages, retention timelines, equity and debt levels, etc. 
  • James Fanning, CEO, Independent Consultant to Pamaseco LLC


  • Jay White, Managing Partner, Route 2 Capital Partners 
  • Karin Kovacic, Managing Director, Institutional Sales, Libertas Funding, LLC 
  • John Robinson, Managing Director, Cerebro Capital 
  • Matt Raimondi, Managing Partner, Silvermine Growth Partners 
  • John D. White, Managing Principal, MB Global Partners LLC 

10 minutes break

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM


Panel 3  Understanding How/What It’s Like to Work with a Private Equity Investor 

    • Value Creation
    • Different styles between firms
    • Communication
    • Board Meetings
    • Operational vs. strategic influence
    • Introductions
    • 100-day plan
    • Budgets


  • Tim Van Mieghem, Partner – The ProAction Group


  • Samantha Papir, Senior Vice President, Turning Rock Partners 
  • Paul Count, Sales Director, Trade Cycle Capital 
  • Jefferey Lamb, Strategic Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisors 
  • Rick Grady, Deal Partner, Blackmore Partners 
  • Yelena Edelstein, Partner, Blackmore Partners


10 minutes break

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM


Speed Networking Sessions between Private Equity and Executive Attendees via Microsoft Teams.

BMC Virtual Conference - Events Scheduled

Your Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success

Because we want your virtual conference experience to be positive, the following information provides details on how to maximize your time at the upcoming event.

Date Workshops Microsoft Teams Links

December 4th

Pre-Conference Workshop #1

Pre-Conference Workshops

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)


December 6th

Pre-Conference Workshop #2

December 11th

Pre-Conference Workshop #3

December 13th

Pre-Conference Workshop #4

December 16th

Pre-Conference Workshop #5

December 18th

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Wed, December 13th, 2023 

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room


December 19th

Post-Conference Workshop #1

Post-Conference Workshops

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)


January 8th

Post-Conference Workshop #2

January 15th

Post-Conference Workshop #3

"One of the big reasons I came to the conference today, is that an important part of our strategy is finding deals where we can buy multiple companies and close them the same day, and one of the ways you can find companies that can do that is to find executives who have knowledge of industries or industry segments. who can lead us to the companies and we can put the businesses together."
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Bill Kidd
Founding Partner
Kidd & Company
"Being able to expand your network outside the traditional network within your industry. Particularly, if you're looking for opportunities either with portfolio companies within private equity space and learning how they think, or looking for opportunity in terms of acquiring a business and getting somebody to help you. A lot of executives don't like that. It expands the possibilities of what people can so."
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Jon Van Tuin
Business Development Executive
Trivest Partners
"I would definitely recommend attending if what's paramount to your investment strategy is executive talent with sort of thoughtful investment ideas. I thought this was a really unique way to development investment ideas as a firm, but also as a way to have an idea with a person that can help execute that strategy. I would definitely recommend this event to my fellow Private Equity executives"
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Tate Bevis
Principal JMH Capital

Most Private Equity firms listen and ask questions based on Michael Porter’s 5 Forces.

Please watch the videos below for a refresher on Porter’s 5 Forces:

Participating Capital Providers And Speakers

Tim Van Mieghem​


James Fanning

Pamaseco LLC

Stephen Connor

Hamilton Robinson Capital

Jay White

Route 2 Capital Partners

Neil Johnson

Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC

Samantha Papir

Turning Rock Partners

William Kidd

Kidd & Company

Jeffrey Lamb

Pegasus Capital Advsiors

John Robinson

Cerebro Capital

John D. White

MB Global Partners LLC

JC Maldonado

Bizgro Partners

Meredith Pflug

Azalea Capital

Karin Kovacic

Libertas Funding, LLC

Karl Rodgers

Gemspring Capital

Matt Raimondi

Silvermine Growth Partners

Graham Bachman

Hidden River Strategic Capital

Paul Count

Trade Cycle Capital