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From Kellogg to CEO: a conversation with two Kellogg Search Fund CEOs and Pacific Lake Partners

by Private Equity Club

Regular Meeting Business Leadership Finance Private Equity ETA - Entrepreneurship Trough Ac...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

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KGH - 2130

Global Hub - 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

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Interested in buying and running your own business? Want to be your own boss and the CEO of a small, fast growing company? You can, via the search fund model.

Join two experienced Kellogg MBA search fund entrepreneurs and Pacific Lake Partners, the largest and most experienced search fund investor, in a conversation about what doing a search fund actually looks like.

The event will take place Tuesday, 1/15 from 12:15-1:15 in room 2130. Lunch will be provided. Pacific Lake will also host coffee chats please RSVP.


This session will feature:

Mark Anderegg (Kellogg '10) is the President and CEO of Little Sprouts, an award winning network of early education schools in New Englad. Mark acquired Little Sprouts via the search fund model in 2012 and has an incredibly successful run as CEO since.

Eric Kristensen (Kellogg '15) is the CEO of Emporos Systems, which he acquired via the search fund model in 2018. Emporos is the leading point of sale software used by hospital outpatient pharmacies.

Kevin Oxendine (Stanford GSB '11), a Partner at Pacific Lake Partners, where he works with search fund entrepreneurs throughout their search and operating periods. Prior to joining Pacific Lake, Kevin was a two-time successful operator, most recently of Wistia, a $30M+ SaaS company. Pacific Lake Partners has invested in 150+ search funds and 50+ operating companies worldwide.

About Search Funds:
The search fund model offers recent MBA graduates with limited capital resources a direct path to owning, managing, and growing a company. Entrepreneurs are compensated with a significant equity stake in the value created during their tenure. Over the last 30+ years, this asset class has boasted an aggregate pre-tax internal rate of return of 33.7% and 6.9x return on invested capital, according to the recently released Stanford Search Fund Study.

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