February 21, 2024
Episode 15: The CFO Cohort
In this episode, we welcome Jeff Williams, COO of Shore, and Riley Looser, Head of the Shore Resource Team (SRT), who discuss Shore’s approach to CFO operations and the partnership with the SRT. They share insights into the power of Shore’s CFO Cohort of portfolio company finance executives for knowledge sharing and best practices. They also highlight the necessity of implementing structured processes early to enable CFOs to focus more on strategic initiatives necessary to scale the business.
January 24, 2024
Episode 14: Chief Talent Officer - Conor Leamy
In this episode, we’re joined by Conor Leamy, Shore’s Chief Talent Officer, who sheds light on his team’s strategic use of pattern recognition and data analytics in executive talent acquisition across the Shore portfolio. Conor discusses how these tools help mitigate natural biases in hiring practices and enable our microcap companies to win the “war for talent.”
December 6, 2023
Episode 13: HR Center of Excellence - Sarah Gabriel
Within the Shore Resource Team is a specialized group called the Centers of Excellence (COE). COEs came from operating careers to provide subject matter expertise and support to portfolio companies. COEs directly support companies on projects, share best practices between companies, and promote connectivity between companies so that 40+ companies create a competitive advantage through collaboration.
In this episode we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Human Resources. Sarah Gabriel, Chief People Officer for Shore, talks about the unique employee value proposition that Shore provides our portfolio companies and their people. As part of this, she also shares how HR leaders from across the portfolio work together to support each other and problem-solve through both formal gatherings and informal relationships and interactions.
November 8, 2023
Episode 12: Technology Center of Excellence - Imran Shaikh
Within the Shore Resource Team is a specialized group called the Centers of Excellence (COE). COEs are a team of senior professionals who came from careers as operators, and support individual companies or help harness the power of 40+ companies as a competitive advantage. The COE team leads peer cohorts, operational improvement projects, share best practices, and provide the tools and support for companies and executives from early hold through exit readiness.
In this episode we discuss Shore’s COE focused on Technology. Imran Shaikh, Chief Technology Officer for Shore, talks about the IT operating standards Shore sets for portfolio companies, and the way in which Shore uses IT as a value generator. He also discusses real world examples and solutions for dealing with IT security threats in small- and medium-sized companies.
October 18, 2023
Episode 11: Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence - Kevin Williams
In this episode we discuss Shore’s Center of Excellence focused on Continuous Improvement. Kevin Williams, Chief Improvement Officer for Shore, talks about the Lean strategies he and his team employ to help our portfolio companies continuously improve. He discusses examples from our Healthcare, Food and Beverage, and Business Services verticals.
September 20, 2023
Episode 10: RCM Center of Excellence - Sarah Hirsch
In this episode, we discuss Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) with Sarah Hirsch, Chief Revenue Office for Shore. Sarah is in the Centers of Excellence, an extension of the Shore Resource Team offering portfolio support in key functional areas, like RCM, IT, HR, Sales and Marketing. Sarah discusses the strategies she employs to help multi-site healthcare portfolio companies navigate the complex world of RCM. Sarah also discusses the RCM infrastructure Shore uses to support successful scaling.
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