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BIGGER. STRONGER. FASTER.

This podcast explores how to maximize the partnership and resources available to companies.

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What Makes a Great CEO | Executives Bill Clendenen & Michael Burcham on Leadership Excellence

In this episode, seasoned executives Bill Clendenen and Michael Burcham discuss the crucial attributes of a successful CEO, especially within private equity. They emphasize the importance of financial acumen, empowering the team without micromanaging, and the continuous education and coaching of teams. Both highlight the necessity for potential CEOs to develop strong foundational skills, including goal setting and relationship-building, to lead and scale businesses effectively.

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The Partnership Development Team

In this episode, we welcome Jeff Williams, COO of Shore, and Max Martineau, Chief of Staff, who discuss the Partnership Development Team (PDT) and its role in identifying successful partners across our portfolio. The conversation offers a look at the process of investment and acquisition, underscoring the PDT’s impact on driving growth in the microcap space.

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The CFO Cohort

In this episode, we welcome Jeff Williams, COO of Shore, and Riley Looser, Head of the Resource Team, who discuss Shore's approach to CFO operations including the partnership with the Shore Resource Team (SRT). They share insights into the power of the portfolio CFO cohort for sharing knowledge and best practices. They also highlight the necessity of implementing structured processes early to enable CFOs to focus more on strategic initiatives necessary to scale the business.

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Chief Talent Officer - Conor Leamy

In this episode, we're joined by Conor Leamy, Shore's Chief Talent Officer, who sheds light on his team’s strategic use of pattern recognition and data analytics in executive talent acquisition across the Shore portfolio. Conor discusses how these tools help mitigate natural biases in hiring practices and enable our microcap companies to win the “war for talent.”

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HR Center of Excellence -
Sarah Gabriel

In this episode we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Human Resources. Sarah Gabriel, Chief People Officer for Shore, talks about the unique employee value proposition that Shore provides our portfolio companies and their people. As part of this, she also shares how HR leaders from across the portfolio work together to support each other and problem-solve through both formal gatherings and informal relationships and interactions.

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Technology Center of Excellence -
Imran Shaikh

In this episode we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Technology. Imran Shaikh, Chief Technology Officer for Shore, talks about the minimum IT operating standards that Shore requires of portfolio companies, and the way in which Shore uses IT as a value generator. He also discusses real world examples and solutions for dealing with IT security threats in the microcap context.

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Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence - Kevin Williams

In this episode we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Continuous Improvement. Kevin Williams, Chief Improvement Officer for Shore, talks about the strategies he and his team employ to help our portfolio companies continuously improve. He discusses examples from our Healthcare, Food and Beverage, and Business Services verticals.

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RCM Center of Excellence - Sarah Hirsch

In this episode, we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). Sarah Hirsch, Chief Revenue Officer for Shore, talks about the strategies she employs to help multi-site healthcare portfolio companies navigate the complex world of RCM. Sarah also discusses the RCM infrastructure that Shore offers to enable these companies to thrive and scale.

The Leadership Academy

In this episode, we discuss Shore Capital’s approach to Talent Development, specifically through Shore University’s Leadership Academies. We’ll explore how Shore is investing in talent development and the benefits for portfolio companies. We’ll hear from new and seasoned leaders about their experiences and how they’ve put learning into action.

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Payor Center of Excellence - Christy Vitulli

In this episode, we discuss Shore’s COE focused on healthcare payor strategies. Christy Vitulli, Head of Payor Strategies for Shore, talks about the importance of implementing a payor strategy from platform inception through the typical 5-year holding period for our portfolio companies.

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Data Center of Excellence - Ross Koenig

In this episode, we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Data. Ross Koenig, Chief Data Officer for Shore, talks about what good data infrastructure looks like, misconceptions about data, and how answering a few simple questions can lay the foundation of a powerful data strategy.

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The Shore Resource Team

The Shore Resource Team (SRT) is a dedicated team of finance and operations professionals within Shore Capital. SRT offers support, expertise, and bandwidth to portfolio companies to help go faster with less risk. 

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The Shore Capital CXO Program

The Shore Capital CXO Executive Program seeks to place highly motivated and hungry young executives into Chief of Staff positions throughout the country with the mentorship and support needed to succeed, mature and grow into C-level executives.

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Strategy - Shore Support and Execution

Shore’s proprietary strategic planning process is a success enabler for companies to get out of the gates fast and effectively. This episode details the implementation process after a strategy session, including perspectives from new and established portfolio leadership, Shore Partners, and the Shore Strategic Planning team.

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Strategy - The Shore Capital Approach

In this episode, we discuss the Shore Capital Partners collaborative approach to strategy setting. We'll explore the process and how it creates alignment and sets companies up to make early decisions bigger, stronger, or faster; featuring interviews with Michael Burcham, Mike Cooper, Chris Mioton, and John Nelson. In future episodes, we'll take a deeper dive into the preparation, process, and follow-ups.

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Lead Independent Directors - The Evolution

Lead Independent Directors (LIDs) not only bring deep operational experience to Shore Capital Boards of Directors but their role grows and evolves with the executive team. In this episode, we talk about this evolution and the key role the LID plays in various stages of the company. This episode features interviews with Michael Burcham, Sean McEnroe, Jim Forrest, Dylan Bates, Bill Clendenen, and Kevin Offel. 

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Lead Independent Directors - The Defintion

In this episode, we talk about the role of the Lead Independent Director, who they are, how they help, and why Shore Capital Partners has invested in the role in every one of its Boards of Directors. This episode features interviews with Michael Burcham, Sean McEnroe, Jim Forrest, Dylan Bates, Bill Clendenen, and Kevin Offel. 

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