Trilantic North America has launched its Founders Council, formed to offer strategic guidance and support to leaders of founder- and family-owned businesses, focusing specifically on female entrepreneurs. Veteran technology executive Lisa Hook, with prior experience at AOL, Time Warner and Neustar, is Chair of the Founders Council.
New York, NY—May 19, 2021 — Trilantic North America, a leading, growth-focused middle market private equity firm, today announced the launch of its Founders Council, which will provide strategic guidance and support to leaders of founder- and family-owned businesses, with a specific focus on female entrepreneurs. The Council will serve as a network for entrepreneurs within and outside the firm’s portfolio to share best practices for tackling the challenges founders face as their businesses scale.
“We are passionate about working closely with entrepreneurs to unlock their potential, support the growth of their businesses and problem solve at each stage of their unique journeys,” said Jamie Manges, Partner and Head of Consumer at Trilantic North America. “By establishing a community for the diverse business leaders in our network, we are enhancing our ability to serve as effective partners and empowering leadership and their decision making.”
The founding members, predominantly female entrepreneurs within the consumer and business services sectors, bring extensive experience launching and growing successful businesses and a complementary mix of strategic and operational expertise. The Founders Council is comprised of leaders of both current and former Trilantic North America portfolio companies, as well as thought leaders across the broader business community. The firm will engage industry leaders within and outside the Founders Council for discussion on topical themes, such as digital acceleration and post-pandemic consumer behavior and spending.
“The Trilantic North America team has long taken a hands-on approach to partnering with its portfolio companies and creating long-term value within their businesses,” said veteran technology executive Lisa Hook, who serves as Chair of the Founders Council. “These are investors that truly understand the importance of equipping management teams with the tools to embrace opportunities that arise from significant macroeconomic shifts, as well as the critical nature of advancing business leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”
Ms. Hook brings more than three decades of leadership experience at Fortune 500 companies including AOL and Time Warner, and most recently served as President and CEO of Neustar, a global information and analytics services company. She is joined on the Council by Dr. Punam Keller, Senior Associate Dean of Innovation and Growth at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dean Keller will serve as the faculty director for the recently announced executive education program, a partnership between Trilantic North America and Tuck, dedicated to furthering gender equity with the private markets.
To learn more about the Trilantic North America Founders Council, visit www.trilanticnorthamerica.com/team/advisory-boards.
About Trilantic North America
Trilantic Capital Management L.P. (“Trilantic North America”) is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America. Trilantic North America’s primary investment focus is in the business services, consumer and energy sectors. Trilantic North America has managed six private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.7 billion. Trilantic North America has been recognized by Inc. Magazine’s 2019 list of Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms. For more information, visit www.trilanticnorthamerica.com.