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Slade Kobran

Managing Partner, Private Equity
Supports Private Equity portfolio company growth and value creation as GPs seek to deliver differentiated returns to their investors.

About Slade

Slade is Chief Outsiders’ Managing Partner focused exclusively on the Private Equity sector. Based in the Greater NYC area, he works closely with Private Equity Operating Partners and other value creators to quickly identify and engage the Chief Outsiders resources best suited to meet the needs of investors and portfolio company management alike. Slade is actively engaged in the Private Equity community through groups such as ACG and PEI, and has worked with dozens of PE firms and their portfolio companies over the last five years.

How Slade has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Matched dozens of mid-market Private Equity investors with fractional CMO candidates and guided them through the vetting process, resulting in cultural fits, productive collaboration and bottom-line results from experienced marketing leaders.
  • Increased business performance across all sectors aligning more than 15 independent and competing brands into a single, cohesive go-to-market presence.
  • Increased online leads by 200% through new division web presence and online strategy.
  • Generated incremental revenue of $200 million in 3 years, initiating a new strategic growth plan.
  • Achieved $1.5 million in first-year sales and 50-fold growth since, creating a new inside sales channel.
  • Led acquisition and strategic partnerships which now generate more than $50 million annually.
  • Generated a 50% increase in sales leads and a 20% increase in sales closed year-over-year developing new lead generation programs.

Published Works

Client Case Studies

Executive Marketing Experience

  • Managing Partner, Chief Outsiders
  • CMO, Infogroup Inc.
  • SVP of Global Marketing, Opinion Research Corp
  • VP of Marketing, InfoUSA National Accounts
  • VP, Marketing, Planning & Business Development, ADP
  • VP, Telesales & Channel Development, ADP
  • VP, New Business Development & Marketing Services, ADP

Clients Served

  • AbsolutData (Data & Analytics Services)
  • Agility PR Solutions (Business Software and Services)
  • AlphaTrust (eSignature Software)
  • Ansarada (Virtual Data Room)
  • Anybill (Tax Payment Software & Services)
  • Blue Ocean Market Intelligence (Data & Analytics Services)
  • ConnectMeVoice (VOIP Provider)
  • DailyAccess Corporation (Employee Benefits)
  • Leapfrog Group (Consulting)
  • Paperless Solutions (Document Management)
  • Peak Sales Recruiting (Recruiting)
  • REIS Inc. (Commercial Real Estate Information)
  • Valiant Solutions (Payroll & HR)
  • Woodbridge International (Investment Bank)
  • ACG-NY (Membership Organization) 
  • Trifecta Research (Market Research)
  • American Cancer Society (Not-for-profit) 

Education

  • B.S. Finance, Rider University
  • Executive education courses, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School

References

"Working with Slade has been phenomenal. He goes above and beyond to ensure ideas are challenged, new perspectives are brought to existing problems, and that focus remains on pushing the business forward."

Keith Johnstone - CEO, Peak Sales Recruiting

Download Slade's Resume Here

Expertise

Industry Experience
  • Private Equity
Specialties
  • Market Penetration & Growth
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Channel Strategy
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