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 is the creator and host of ATLalts. Andres has extensive knowledge of alternative investments with professional experience working in asset management, capital markets, securities, and investment banking. He has held senior leadership roles working at several hedge funds, private equity real estate firms, multi-asset alternative investment firms, and placement agents. Andres currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Alternative Funds Association (SEAFA), is the President and CEO of the King Springs Elementary School Foundation, is the past President of the Atlanta Chapter of ALPFA, and is a lifetime member of the National INROADS Alumni Association (NIAA). Andres earned an MBA and a B.S. from The University of Kansas and is a native Kansan. Andres is married and has three children and resides in the Atlanta area. Email andres@atlalts.com