We partner with entrepreneurs and proven operatorsto build market leading companies
Committed investment pursuits with executive operators looking for a dedicated partner
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO1ST partners are deployed in various leadership roles within Frontenac portfolio companies.