Episode 10

Published on:

12th Oct 2021

Interview with Michael Gracie, Principal, AVL Growth Partners

1:12 Background

8:42 The rise of the fractional CFO

14:02 Indications it may be time to consider a fractional CFO

17:34 The typical engagement and what we do as fractional CFOs

24:35 The skill sets of an executive team and where a fractional CFO makes sense

29:06 Bringing a different perspective than the founders

35:04 Discussion of VC and PE-backed companies

36:44 SAFEs

38:06 Differentiation in VC and PE

40:44 Evolution of the PE industry and model

43:00 Platforms at PE firms, succession planning, and more

46:21 Governance and interacting with the ownership and the board

49:51 Dealing with supply chain challenges today

54:51 Today's business owners versus those from prior eras

57:01 Continual learning and consuming information to share with clients

1:00:34 Recharging, refocusing, and more

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Andres Sandate

Andres Sandate is the host of ATLalts. Andres has extensive knowledge of alternative investments with professional experience working in asset management, capital markets, securities, and investment banking going back nearly 20 years. He has held senior leadership roles working in private credit, hedge funds, private equity real estate, multi-asset alternative investment and placement agents. Andres is a Registered Financial Advisor with Gramercy Park Wealth Advisors, LLC and GPWA, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC and holds the Series 7, 66, and 79 FINRA licenses. He is Founder and CEO of Endurance Strategies, LLC (www.endurancestrategies.com) and President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Alternative Funds Association (www.theSEAFA.com). Andres earned an MBA and a BS from The University of Kansas and is a native of Newton, Kansas. Andres and his wife Heidi (McElroy) Sandate have three school-aged children and reside in Smyrna, GA (Atlanta). Email andres@atlalts.com