The New Face of PE Operations Teams

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Conference Room (Ballroom A)

Moderators: Carrie L. DiLauro

Panelists: Richard Spencer, Martin Wentzel, Rick Brawn

Get a guy who successfully ran a unit of a giant manufacturer. That model for building an operations team at a PE-owned middle market industrial company is becoming passé. A new generation of operators is emerging whose members are skilled in statistical analysis, computer programming and data science — talents needed to master the challenges of creating value in today’s more competitive and technology-driven world. This session will cover what the operations teams of tomorrow will look like and how to build them, with insights from successful team builders.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Why traditional techniques come up short.
  • Where to find the talent needed.
  • Why technology alone isn’t the answer.
  • How owners have to adjust their thinking.
  • Setting realistic goals.