Our weekly newsletter provides a brief snapshot of issues we have been working on internally, research topics we have been pursuing, or interesting articles or media that have come across our desk and impacted our thinking.
September 15, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Service Provider Nirvana

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Service Provider Nirvana We have been thinking recently about how to effectively select service providers. As small businesses, our portfolio companies (and Chenmark itself) rely greatly on third-parties to provide insight on a variety of topics […]
September 8, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Airkrafts

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Airkrafts It’s the beginning of Fall in New England, and that means the Patriots are once again dominating the media cycle. Amidst the typical news about roster moves, injuries, and matchups, the Chenmark team were interested […]
September 5, 2017
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Weekly Thoughts: Helpful Hierarchy

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Helpful Hierarchy Somewhere along the line, we were told when assuming a new position that the easiest way to make a good impression is to be the first to show up and the last to leave. […]
August 28, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Small Business Elegy

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Small Business Elegy The Chenmark partners spend a lot of time acting as a sounding board for our operators as they grapple with the leadership obligations associated with running a small business. From finance to operations […]
August 18, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Cash Money

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Cash Money Since the Chenmark team grew up in the world of “traditional” finance, we were trained to think that when deploying capital, one should ardently avoid cash balances. In the liquid asset management industry, investors […]
August 11, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Hard Work Pays Off

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Hard Work Pays Off Last weekend the 10th annual Crossfit Games took place in Madison, Wisconsin. The event, which is geared towards finding the ‘Fittest on Earth,’ put athletes through 13 events over the course of […]