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Temporary CFO Assignments: Hire the Right Interim

Identifying an interim chief financial officer can be tedious, if not expensive. Companies that don’t know what they’re looking for when they begin their search could spend large sums of money on headhunters and recruiting firms. They can also lose valuable time interviewing unqualified candidates. When hiring an interim CFO instead of a permanent replacement, […]

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Digital Marketing Demand Generation: Challenges, Solutions in Consumer Products Sector

Digital marketing isn’t just about being online anymore; it’s about making a significant impact where it matters. At BluWave, we have seen firsthand the unique challenges businesses in the consumer products industry face. From navigating Amazon marketplace intricacies to tackling eCommerce optimization, the demands are as real as they are varied. Let’s dive into these […]

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Procurement, Sourcing Resources for Manufacturing Industry

Procurement and sourcing are critical components of manufacturing operations, directly influencing efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Fleet diligence, distribution assessment and supply chain management are among the more popular use cases BluWave sees. We frequently field procurement and sourcing project requests from the manufacturing industry, giving us a deep understanding of the service providers that are best-suited […]

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Revolutionizing Healthcare: Roles of AI, Machine Learning

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare is poised to revolutionize the industry by enhancing efficiency, transforming medical education and augmenting the role of healthcare professionals. The latest Private Equity Insights Report from BluWave shows strong interest in AI data analytics as well as robust activity in the healthcare industry. LISTEN: […]

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Interim Executive Best Practices: Trends in Short-Term Leadership Roles

Why should a business use an interim executive? It can be a great way to bridge the gap between full-time hires, give a potential long-term hire a “tryout,” train up less experienced candidates, guide a company through a crisis or even prepare a business for sale. Whatever the case, interim CFOs, CMOs, CHROs, COOs and […]

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Prep For Sale

How To Raise Prices Strategically with Sales Team Buy-In

When input costs increase, businesses must adjust their pricing strategy accordingly. But it’s not as simple as passing along those costs to the consumer. First, the sales team must buy in to the new strategy. (This can be particularly challenging for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.) Secondly, you must do so in a […]

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Manufacturing Momentum: Challenges, Opportunities in the Modern Landscape

Manufacturing businesses are faced with evolving challenges, especially amid an uncertain economy, constantly pressured from different angles by policy decisions and global events. BluWave sees this every day in the projects it supports for hundreds of private equity firms and thousands of businesses. Whether in human capital, operations, growth strategy or technology, today’s business leaders […]

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5 Steps to an Effective Voice of Customer (VoC) Strategy

In today’s competitive market landscape, understanding your customers’ perceptions and needs is paramount. This is where an effective voice of customer (VoC) strategy comes into play, allowing businesses to capture and analyze customer feedback for informed decision-making. But without a strategic approach based on proven voice of customer best practices, deciphering customer pain points and […]

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The Road to AI Implementation: Strategic Planning, Data Management, Cybersecurity

What’s worse than not implementing artificial intelligence tools into your business? Implementing them without a plan. While it might feel like you’re falling further behind competitors every day you’re not adding AI to your tech stack, you’re better off waiting a little longer to get it right. Rushing out a half-baked product will only cause […]

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Due Diligence

Unlocking Organizational Success: The Role of Leadership Coaching

Effective leadership lies at the heart of any successful business. The ability to guide, motivate and inspire teams is what separates great leaders from the rest. But these skills don’t just appear overnight; they require nurturing and development, which is where leadership coaching comes into play. Leadership coaching serves as a compass for potential leaders, […]

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Investment Strategies, Bridging Valuation Gaps, Leveraging AI: VP Forum

BluWave welcomed a group of accomplished thought leaders June 22 for its latest VP forum. The panel, comprised of Lauren D’Amore of Prelude Growth Partners, Mackenzie Laudel of Shamrock Capital Advisors and Yan Levinski of Trivest Partners was moderated by BluWave founder & CEO, Sean Mooney. The experts delved into three critical aspects of the investment […]

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Operating Partners’ Forum: Leveraging AI for Data, Analytics

How are private equity firms and their portfolio companies leveraging data and analytics to transform their business landscape? What are the emerging trends in AI and machine learning? These were the central themes June 13 in the latest BluWave-hosted PE Operating Partners’ Forum. Our esteemed panelists, Tye Howell of Blue Point Capital Partners, Gregory Kegeles […]

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