Virtual Conference Roadmap To Success


Conference Agenda - February 21, 2024

Included for Executives:  Six Pre-Conference Workshops on February 7th, February 9th, February 14th, February 16th, February 19th, and on conference day, February 21st.

              Three Post-Conference Workshops on February 22nd, February 28th, and March 6th. 

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


  • Tim Van Mieghem, Partner- The PROACTION Group
  • William Kidd, Partner- Kidd & Company 
  • Shahzad Pirvani, Business Investments- ZS Fund
  • Jessica Clemence, Business Development- Green Mill Capital
  • Brad Wiginton, Managing Director- Trive Capital 

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 2023 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)
    • Fasten your seatbelts, there’s some banking turbulence ahead… impact on valuations and deal structures
  • James Fanning, Translating Experience to Trusted Engagement –  Pamaseco LLC


  • Dwight Nordstrom, Chairman- Pacific Resources International
  • Jeff Gonyo, Managing Director- Geneva Glen Capital
  • Ariez Dustoor, Partner- NB Group
  • Corrie Menary, Partner- Kirtland Capital Partners
  • Lorn Davis, Managing Partner- College Hill Capital

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


  • Yelena Edelstein, Deal Partner- Blackmore Partners
  • James Fanning, Independent Consultant
  • Rick Grady, Deal Partner- Blackmore Partners
  • Sean Healy, Business Development- Keswick Partners
  • Carl Grant, Business Development- Connexa Partners & Capital Raise

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

February 7th

Pre-Conference Workshop #1

Pre-Conference Workshops

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


February 9th

Pre-Conference Workshop #2

February 14th

Pre-Conference Workshop #3

February 16th

Pre-Conference Workshop #4

February 19th

Pre-Conference Workshop #5

February 21st

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference

Wed, February 21st, 2024 

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

BlackmoreConnects™️ Virtual Conference Room


February 22nd

Post-Conference Workshop #1

Post-Conference Workshops

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


February 28th

Post-Conference Workshop #2

March 6th

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

Yelena Edelstein

Blackmore Partners

Tim Van Mieghem

The ProAction Group

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James Fanning

Pameseco LLC

Rick Grady

Blackmore Partners

Dwight Nordstrom

Pacific Resources International

Madi Lang

Tower Arch Capital

Jeff Gonyo

Geneva Glen Capital

William Kidd

Kidd & Company

Brad Wiginton

Trive Capital

Sean Healy

Keswick Partners

Jessica Clemence

Green Mill Capital

Carl Grant

Connexa Partners & Capital Raise

Corrie Menary

Kirtland Capital Partners

Lorn Davis

College Hill Capital

Additional Resources