Courage to Lose Sight of Shore

Kelley Powell

You’ve founded a successful company and now it’s time to grow. Is a private equity investment the best route? Assuming it is, what’s the right timing and how do you find the ideal partner, one whose values and expectations align with yours?

Kelley W. Powell works every day to grow the portfolio companies of private equity firms. Now she wants to give you the confidence and clarity to move forward by sharing an honest account of what to expect when you pursue private equity.

Courage to Lose Sight of Shore will give you a greater understanding of your company’s story and yourself as a leader so you can decide whether private equity is right for you. You’ll also learn how to find the right firm, navigate the process, and scale the business alongside your new partner.

Press & Praise

Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys and #1 bestselling author of The Private Equity Playbook

"A true companion resource to The Private Equity Playbook. If there is something holding you close to shore, Kelley will inspire you to have the courage to discover a new ocean and find the right partner to be in the boat with you for the journey."

Kristina Heinze, partner with ParkerGale Capital

"A close friend of ParkerGale, a prior senior exec of a successful portfolio company, and a trusted advisor for technology transformation that is optimized for private equity-backed companies. Kelley has a commitment to the entire ecosystem of entrepreneurialism scaling businesses for growth and sharing her skills and experience to invest in others."

Nasser Chanda, CEO of Paymerang

"Kelley provides a trusted set of eyes from someone who has personally been through multiple successful business launches, rounds of financing, and exits to help you rapidly scale."

Kelley W. Powell is CEO and partner of MacLaurin Group, a company providing technology operating partner services to portfolios of private equity companies. Supporting companies in growth and M&A activities, Kelley brings a unique experience from founder-led organization to multiple private equity-led cycles. Kelley is an avid mentor, angel investor, and chairwoman for the da Vinci Center for Innovation Angels Advisory Board at VCU. She’s also a board member of the Richmond chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

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