We partner with entrepreneurs and proven operators
to build market leading companies

Committed investment pursuits with executive operators looking for a dedicated partner

Providing industry depth and expertise to management teams through a shared vision

CEO1ST Partners Program

The CEO1ST Partners Program provides industry depth and knowledge to high-potential companies by connecting them with a proven executive in their industry. CEO1ST executives can take on many shapes—serving as CEO, Chairman, Lead Director, Board Member, or other roles— all depending on the objectives of the incumbent team and executive.

Every CEO1ST opportunity is backed by an obsessively researched, deeply believed investment thesis that is pertinent to your industry niche. Through this approach, we deliver rapid execution to help you reach the next stage of growth.

How we partner
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Thesis Development

The underlying foundation of the CEO1ST program is built upon an investment thesis in our core sectors of focus. We proactively work alongside our executive partners to research, formulate, and refine the thesis. We then partner with companies at an inflection point where execution can make an impact.

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Collaborative Execution

Our CEO1ST executives provide strategic acumen, operating experience, and industry depth to the companies we partner with, acting as an extension of their team. Together, we aim to provide unparalleled support through our network of resources.

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Value Creation

Our approach creates an expansive network, where insights drive strategic relationships and opportunities. Next, we apply a number of tested playbooks—defining clear priorities, growth strategies, operational initiatives, and more— as we seek to create value.

Supporting The Evolution of the CEO Role

CEO1ST partners are deployed in various leadership roles within Frontenac portfolio companies.

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    Mike Jenner is an experienced technology services executive. He currently serves on the board of Integris.
    Phil Derrow is a long-tenured industrial distribution leader. Phil formerly served as CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp under Frontenac's ownership.
    Jim McGivern is a seasoned water services and products executive. Jim currently serves as Executive Chairman at Newterra.
    Bob Grubbs is a long-time industrial distribution leader. Bob formerly served as Executive Chairman of GNAP and Ohio Transmission Corp. under Frontenac's ownership.
    Joe Eichelberger is a seasoned industrials executive. Joe formerly served as Executive Chairman at A.H. Harris during Frontenac's ownership.
    Ty Field, a training and education industry veteran, currently serves as Executive Chairman of both CertainPath and Scholarus Learning. Ty formerly served as Chairman of TPC.
    Rashaad Bajwa, an experienced IT industry executive, is the founder and CEO of Integris.
    Bob Aiken is a food industry veteran. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Monterey Bay Herb Co.
    Bob Karp, an experienced tech-enabled automotive services executive, serves on the board of Dealer Services Network.
    Aziz Virani is a seasoned technology and consulting services executive with 30+ years of experience. Aziz serves on the board of Excellarate and as Chairman of RCG Global Services.
    Charley Hale is a seasoned industrial executive. He currently serves as CEO of MCE and board director of EFC International. Charley formerly served as Chairman of Liquid Technologies.
    Olivier Amice, a veteran in the pet industry, served as CEO of Whitebridge Pet Brands during Frontenac's ownership.
    Rebecca serves as CEO at CertainPath. She has helped grow and lead the business for the last 20+ years.
    Don Maltby is a long-tenured transportation and logistics executive. Don currently serves as Chairman at Zipline Logistics.
    Mike Jenner is an experienced technology services executive. He currently serves on the board of Integris.
    Phil Derrow is a long-tenured industrial distribution leader. Phil formerly served as CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp under Frontenac's ownership.
    Jim McGivern is a seasoned water services and products executive. Jim currently serves as Executive Chairman at Newterra.
    Bob Grubbs is a long-time industrial distribution leader. Bob formerly served as Executive Chairman of GNAP and Ohio Transmission Corp. under Frontenac's ownership.
    Joe Eichelberger is a seasoned industrials executive. Joe formerly served as Executive Chairman at A.H. Harris during Frontenac's ownership.
    Ty Field, a training and education industry veteran, currently serves as Executive Chairman of both CertainPath and Scholarus Learning. Ty formerly served as Chairman of TPC.
    Rashaad Bajwa, an experienced IT industry executive, is the founder and CEO of Integris.
    Bob Aiken is a food industry veteran. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Monterey Bay Herb Co.
    Bob Karp, an experienced tech-enabled automotive services executive, serves on the board of Dealer Services Network.
    Aziz Virani is a seasoned technology and consulting services executive with 30+ years of experience. Aziz serves on the board of Excellarate and as Chairman of RCG Global Services.
    Charley Hale is a seasoned industrial executive. He currently serves as CEO of MCE and board director of EFC International. Charley formerly served as Chairman of Liquid Technologies.
    Olivier Amice, a veteran in the pet industry, served as CEO of Whitebridge Pet Brands during Frontenac's ownership.
    Rebecca serves as CEO at CertainPath. She has helped grow and lead the business for the last 20+ years.
    Don Maltby is a long-tenured transportation and logistics executive. Don currently serves as Chairman at Zipline Logistics.
    Mike Jenner is an experienced technology services executive. He currently serves on the board of Integris.
    Phil Derrow is a long-tenured industrial distribution leader. Phil formerly served as CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp under Frontenac's ownership.
    Jim McGivern is a seasoned water services and products executive. Jim currently serves as Executive Chairman at Newterra.
    Bob Grubbs is a long-time industrial distribution leader. Bob formerly served as Executive Chairman of GNAP and Ohio Transmission Corp. under Frontenac's ownership.
    Joe Eichelberger is a seasoned industrials executive. Joe formerly served as Executive Chairman at A.H. Harris during Frontenac's ownership.
    Ty Field, a training and education industry veteran, currently serves as Executive Chairman of both CertainPath and Scholarus Learning. Ty formerly served as Chairman of TPC.
    Rashaad Bajwa, an experienced IT industry executive, is the founder and CEO of Integris.
    Bob Aiken is a food industry veteran. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Monterey Bay Herb Co.
    Bob Karp, an experienced tech-enabled automotive services executive, serves on the board of Dealer Services Network.
    Aziz Virani is a seasoned technology and consulting services executive with 30+ years of experience. Aziz serves on the board of Excellarate and as Chairman of RCG Global Services.
    Charley Hale is a seasoned industrial executive. He currently serves as CEO of MCE and board director of EFC International. Charley formerly served as Chairman of Liquid Technologies.
    Olivier Amice, a veteran in the pet industry, served as CEO of Whitebridge Pet Brands during Frontenac's ownership.
    Rebecca serves as CEO at CertainPath. She has helped grow and lead the business for the last 20+ years.
    Don Maltby is a long-tenured transportation and logistics executive. Don currently serves as Chairman at Zipline Logistics.
    Mike Jenner is an experienced technology services executive. He currently serves on the board of Integris.
    Phil Derrow is a long-tenured industrial distribution leader. Phil formerly served as CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp under Frontenac's ownership.
    Jim McGivern is a seasoned water services and products executive. Jim currently serves as Executive Chairman at Newterra.
    Bob Grubbs is a long-time industrial distribution leader. Bob formerly served as Executive Chairman of GNAP and Ohio Transmission Corp. under Frontenac's ownership.
    Joe Eichelberger is a seasoned industrials executive. Joe formerly served as Executive Chairman at A.H. Harris during Frontenac's ownership.
    Ty Field, a training and education industry veteran, currently serves as Executive Chairman of both CertainPath and Scholarus Learning. Ty formerly served as Chairman of TPC.
    Rashaad Bajwa, an experienced IT industry executive, is the founder and CEO of Integris.
    Bob Aiken is a food industry veteran. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Monterey Bay Herb Co.
    Bob Karp, an experienced tech-enabled automotive services executive, serves on the board of Dealer Services Network.
    Aziz Virani is a seasoned technology and consulting services executive with 30+ years of experience. Aziz serves on the board of Excellarate and as Chairman of RCG Global Services.
    Charley Hale is a seasoned industrial executive. He currently serves as CEO of MCE and board director of EFC International. Charley formerly served as Chairman of Liquid Technologies.
    Olivier Amice, a veteran in the pet industry, served as CEO of Whitebridge Pet Brands during Frontenac's ownership.
    Rebecca serves as CEO at CertainPath. She has helped grow and lead the business for the last 20+ years.
    Don Maltby is a long-tenured transportation and logistics executive. Don currently serves as Chairman at Zipline Logistics.