Fractional CMOs to Maximize Portfolio Company Growth

More and more Private Equity groups and their portfolio companies are putting our battle-tested executives to work for their businesses, helping them accelerate through the expanding economy.

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Instant Talent

Send in a culture-savvy quarterback who knows the space and hits the ground running – in days With Chief Outsiders, an arsenal of great leadership talent stands ready. We can be onsite, engaged and productive within days. We can help you:

  • Fill leadership gaps as you conduct a search
  • Put the right systems, levers, processes and measures in place
  • Build a marketing engine that drives repeatable results
Rich Playbook

Run high-yield growth plays – by industry, specialty or deal stage – in a matter of months. With Chief Outsiders, our seniority and our tenure set us apart, recognizing the every portfolio company is different, and requires a uniquely customize approach. We've been in the trenches, planning, doing, measuring and learning – the hard way. We bring hard-won knowledge – by industry, marketing specialty, and investment stage – right to the table. We can help you:

  • Tap deep industry expertise to avoid mistakes
  • Identify the areas of highest growth impact
  • Add bandwidth when and where it's needed most
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Tribal Power

Use the best marketing minds to change your growth trajectory – for years to come. With Chief Outsiders, you get the benefits of a strategic leader and more – you get the power of an entire tribe. We work together to share knowledge, critique thinking, minimize risks and maximize impacts. We know of no other resource like it on the planet. We can help you:

  • Uncover new strategies and solve tough marketing problems
  • Apply the best ideas, within or beyond your industry
  • Flex in, up and out with a resource you can use as needed
Our Credentials
  • Experience serving 130+ PE firms, 210+ portfolio companies 
  • Work with businesses in 70+ industries
  • Experts in over 24 marketing specialties
  • Experience in all 4 deal stages
  • Work with management teams in 1,400+ businesses, and growing
  • 4 Managing Partners who work directly with you
  • 100+ CMO leaders to serve your portfolio companies
Private Equity Blind Spots

New Research Reveals Challenges, Recommends Approach

Private Equity Research

This insightful study identifies 7 blind spots evident among PE firms seeking portfolio company growth. The report recommends 13 “Emerging Strategies” for PE firms to consider to differentiate themselves, get more competitive and add more value.

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