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Generalist Vice President
Chenmark
Chenmark is a long-term oriented holding company with an accelerated CEO training program providing the support, hands-on experience, and resources needed to develop tomorrow's small business leaders.

We work with retiring owners and current entrepreneurs to provide liquidity, preserve legacies, and position companies for long-term success. Chenmark companies share a commitment to our core values of: Chasing Better, Keeping Score, Playing the Long Game, and Putting the Team First.

Chenmark is currently seeking a Generalist Vice President (GVP). The Chenmark GVP Program is designed to give individuals with the drive to run a small business the skills and experience needed to do so. This program sets GVPs on a course for success while helping Chenmark grow in line with our core values.

Successful GVPs spend one to three years progressing through the three-stage program. Advancement is based on the balance of performance, skillset, and the availability of opportunities at existing companies and newly acquired businesses.

The GVP journey consists of three stages: GVP, SLT, and CEO.

GVP: This stage provides the GVP with the chance to work directly with our leadership team in Portland, Maine. During this stage, the GVP's time is split between M&A work and working with our operating companies on a constantly varied mix of challenges related to sales, operations, HR, finance, and technology, among other things.

SLT: In this stage, the GVP is given the opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team at one of our companies, working and learning alongside the CEO who is often a former GVP themselves. This direct operating responsibility, and exposure to small business management creates an ideal training ground for our future CEOs.

CEO: This stage involves stepping into the primary leadership role at one of our companies. This is the final step in the program where you get handed the keys to a small business that is then yours to run with the support of Chenmark.
Link: https://jobs.gusto.com/postings/___-generalist-vice-president-d0506f64-b10d-4ffd-bc68-c47acfcd8be3/applicants/new
Company President
SunWorks Landscape Partners
SunWorks Landscape Partners is a leading private equity-backed commercial landscape service company. At SunWorks, we are building a national platform by acquiring market-leading local businesses with great cultures, attracting the best technical and managerial talent, and creating unmatched growth opportunities for our people. Over the past year, SunWorks has acquired six commercial landscaping companies in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, and Texas. Our companies provide recurring landscape maintenance services to corporate campuses, universities, office parks, retail centers, light industrial properties, and homeowners associations. SunWorks is backed by Alpine Investors, a private equity firm specializing in middle market companies in the services and software industries with over $3.4bn of lifetime committed capital.

POSITION OVERVIEW
As a Company President, you will lead a SunWorks operating company and own the P&L of a multimillion-dollar business from day 1. You will be responsible for the financial performance of the company and will work to grow your business organically and through M&A. You will leverage SunWorks’ value creation playbook and other resources that enable our businesses to reach their full potential.
This is a great opportunity to join and lead a fast-growing acquisitive company. The right individual will be comfortable with ambiguity, effective in change management, entrepreneurially minded, and ambitious. Join a team of talented operators building a national service business from the ground up!

COMPENSATION AND TIMING
A competitive compensation package will be offered. Relocation required. Must be geographically flexible.


Link: sunworkslp.com
Operator-In-Residence
Kingsway Financial Services
Kingsway Search Xcelerator, which was formed in 2020 as an M&A platform for Kingsway Financial Services (NYSE:$KFS) is currently recruiting candidates to join as its next Operator in Residence.

Interested candidates should submit their Resume and Cover letter to CAP@Kingsway.Com.
Link: Kingsway-Financial.com
Search Fund Intern
Fells View Capital
Looking to add one intern to our stellar team! Job consists of sourcing leads and managing deal flow, with the potential for involvement in transactions. Internship duration is 3 months, with the option to extend and includes several training sessions on searching, managing growth, and career counseling. Position is for those based in Massachusetts, preferably in the Boston area. Team meets once per week in Melrose. Unpaid.
Link: https://www.fellsviewcapital.com
MBA Fellow (Spring 2024)
The Brydon Group
The Brydon Group is a private equity firm that combines the best of private equity and small business acquisitions through Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA). Brydon partners with a group of five to seven CEOs-in-Residence (CIRs) each year to search for, acquire and operate businesses.

Brydon’s three partners have had multi-decade experience in large cap private equity (Blackstone, Carlyle), multiple successful exits in software, and extensive public service backgrounds. We are passionate about helping our fellows learn more about private equity and develop their abilities and judgment as both investors and operators.

This unique fellowship is perfect for an MBA student interested in private equity investing and PE operations. In this role, you will gain experience sourcing and evaluating deals, conducting due diligence, and networking with top private equity investors and operators.

We are looking for MBA fellow(s) to:

Conduct research on specific industry theses and topics
Develop and implement sourcing strategies
Evaluate active deals, including supporting due diligence, developing deal memos, etc.
Attend internal Brydon weekly meetings and get exposure to a variety of industries and small business leaders
Produce educational materials and coordinate events in the private equity space
Help develop and implement operating systems to support new CEOs post-acquisition

Application at
https://apply.workable.com/the-brydon-group/j/0DD687601C/
Link: https://apply.workable.com/the-brydon-group/j/0DD687601C/
Searcher (Operating Partner)
Broadtree Partners
Broadtree Partners is looking to hire skilled operators and entrepreneurs to search for and run $1-10M+ EBITDA portfolio companies. Broadtree is an operator-centric private equity firm. We look to hire highly talented individuals dedicated to ETA and support them in deal sourcing, fundraising, due diligence, business acquisition, and governance. We offer more flexible search model, supporting virtual search, larger deals, wider range of industries, and giving each searcher equity in the fund in addition to equity in their deals. We will also sponsor individuals for work visas and US citizenship. We have closed 29 standalone and add on acquisitions and have had three exits, all of which were successful.

We are looking for searchers to join our next cohort. Specifically, we are looking for alumni and second year MBA students who are interested in ETA and would start their search soon after graduation. We accept applicants on a rolling basis and are able to start searchers earlier or later as schedules permit. We suggest you apply as soon as you know you are set on search and have spoken to several individuals in the search space (traditional searchers, self-funded searchers, search fund accelerators, investors, etc). When you are ready, please submit your resume and we will connect you with our recruiter firm. If you have questions about the role or Broadtree, please email Elizabeth Spotts at espotts@broadtreepartners.com or schedule a time to talk at calendly.com/espotts/searcher. Feel free to come find us at the conference as well!

Investment Associate
Hadley Family Capital
Hadley Family Capital is hiring!

We are looking for a motivated investment associate to join our team based outside of Toronto, ON.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly growing area of private market investing while gaining broad experience in a single family office focused on private equity transactions
Link: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hadley-family-capital_investment-associate-activity-7117901675201269761-_qrB?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios
Marketing / Community Intern
Search Fund Coalition
Search Fund Coalition is one of the premiere community based organization with over 1,800 Active Searchers, Explorers, Service Providers and Investors. Our Motto is “Searching is Better Together” and we need your help!

We are looking for a part-time marketing and community focused / interested ETA partner to help with planning our events, communications and launching some new and exciting products in 2024!

The work will take you 5-10 hours a week and is a great way to meet folks easily across the ETA landscape / make a few bucks while searching or exploring ETA.

Things you’ll do:

Develop marketing materials and event content. Meet with and reach out to potential panelists.

Compile research / content for our community across multiple platforms ie Searchfunder, SMB Twitter, LinkedIn, University Partners (you should be doing this anyway!) Attend our events (you should be doing this anyway!) and help compile cool facts. And so much more!

Sound like a good fit? Interested? Know someone else? Reach out. Thanks
Link: www.searchfundcoalition.com
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