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Executive: Frederic Mathieu, current co-founder and managing partner of consulting firm Facta Partners, and previous marketing leader at multiple PE and VC-backed companies.  

Challenge: Succeeding in multiple private equity-backed portfolio companies, particularly when coming from another asset class.  

Solution: Understanding different ways private equity firms operate, adapting to their expectations, and adopting three pillars of success in a PE-backed environment: clear expectations, resource utilization, and predictability and transparency.  

Keys to Success in the Private Equity-Backed Environment  

The three essential pillars of success within a private equity-backed environment are: 

  1. Clear Expectations: Establish expectations unequivocally from both sides — the PE firm and the company. This requires defining the metrics the management team must achieve and identifying the resources required from the PE firm to accomplish these goals. 
  1. Resource Utilization: Familiarize yourself with all available resources provided by the fund. These resources encompass expert networks, specialized expertise from o...