26 03, 2018

Michael Hejtmanek Joins Mainsheet OP as Partner

By |2018-04-02T16:13:22+00:00March 26th, 2018|Operating Partners|

Mainsheet OP, which provides operating partner services, announced today that Michael Hejtmanek has joined the company as Partner. Hejtmanek, formerly of Hasselblad Inc., is a highly experienced chief executive with a track record of identifying and delivering value at privately-owned mid-market companies.

“I am delighted that Michael is joining Mainsheet OP and enabling growth in our fractional Operating Partner model,” said Simon Jones, founder and CEO of Mainsheet OP. “Michael has a proven track record as CEO of a privately owned international enterprise but, just as important, he clearly has the social intelligence skills required to deliver value as an Operating Partner for our clients.”

“Working across portfolio companies at several private equity firms is exactly the challenge I have been looking for,” said Hejtmanek. “The breadth and depth of exposure will give me the ability to provide best-in-class advisory services to Mainsheet OP’s client base – from providing investment theses and due diligence, to management advisory services throughout a portfolio company’s ownership lifecycle. I’m excited to be working with a renowned expert such as […]

15 06, 2017

Using Customer Focus to Simplify Operations

By |2018-06-05T10:15:19+00:00June 15th, 2017|Operating Partners|

Spend a few hours picking the brain of virtually any senior executive today and I can almost guarantee two of the topics that will come up: simplification and customer focus. What you are far less likely to hear, however, is the inherent synchronicity linking these two concepts.

To most executives, simplification is specific to an internal activity practiced by a project team. Conversely, customer focus is deemed an externally focused activity and usually the domain of marketing or sales. Why the missing link between these two all-important practices? From my experience, it’s usually a reflection of the little time senior executives spend with their customers and, by extension, the value they put on such efforts.

The point being, this is a significant area of value creation that most companies are ignoring.

Ask most customers or suppliers for their perception of your company, for their insights into how easy you are to engage or to do business with, and the insights you receive will invariably be more useful and actionable than any internal assessment or outside consulting […]