A critical component to the Colville strategy is the introduction of Operating Partners into the business model. Colville Operating Partners are former executives with extensive experience building private businesses. They offer operational expertise and industry insight that complements the investment team’s financial capabilities to bring first rate resources to each business in the Colville portfolio.
Operating Partners serve in a mentor capacity for management, helping to guide senior executives through the multi-faceted process of scaling a business and unlocking its potential, while allowing them to manage the day-to-day operations of the company as they always have. They have “been there before” and can be instrumental in leading the strategic planning process each Colville business undertakes. This type of high-level vision is instrumental in creating value and empowering management to achieve new levels of success.