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We create value from disruption
in service-led businesses.

Erie Street was created to provide founders of service-led businesses with strategic capital and hands-on operational guidance. We believe disruption has the power to create transformational growth for organizations and people alike.

Erie Street company services

Seekers of disruption.
Investors in service expertise.

Disruptive growth

Technology, cultural shifts, and market movements continue to disrupt the way business is done — and the way value is created and perceived. These disruptions have the power to create transformational growth opportunities for organizations and people.

In a world where disruption is the new normal and the drivers of value continue to change, we believe it’s time for new types of value creation partnerships as well. Our partnerships are designed to turn disruption into transformational growth.

Service expertise

In today’s transformational environment, business services organizations need a partner with the operational experience to see beyond risk and the entrepreneurial courage to capture growth.

Erie Street’s team of business-builders has partnered with founders and management teams of service-led businesses for over 30 years, growing companies in consulting, strategic communications, digital and marketing services — spanning start-up through initial public offering.

Our approach to growth
spans four focus areas.

Leadership and talent:
Investing in people

We specialize in business services organizations — so people are at the center of everything. Working closely with our partners at Lacey Lake Leadership, we unlock business potential by identifying possibilities, attracting talent, and retaining and inspiring teams. 

  • Talent strategy
  • Executive search
  • Human capital management

Revenue enhancement:
Designing for growth

Growth by design starts with a vision for what success looks like for the business – both quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on a shared vision, we build a strategy and prioritized roadmap, as well as help build the teams and programs to get there.

  • Growth vision and strategy
  • Go-to-market and business development strategy
  • Marketing communications advisory

Operational efficiency:
Driving excellence

Sound operations are the foundation of any growing organization. We partner to ensure your teams, systems, and processes are fit to scale efficiently as your business grows.

  • Finance and accounting infrastructure
  • Client delivery model
  • IT optimization

M&A:
Increasing market share

We bring 30+ years of experience successfully starting, buying, and selling businesses. Our partnerships with institutional investors and family offices provide the capital, resources, and expertise to drive growth and support management.

  • M&A strategy and target development
  • Due diligence, financing, and transaction services
  • Integration advisory

Our people make an extraordinary partnership experience possible.

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Terry Graunke

Chairman and CEO

Jerry Graunke

President

Tari Haro

Managing Director, Chief Growth Officer

Michelle Stallings

Managing Director, Human Capital Operations

We seek partners and investors
that share our values.

Kindness

We treat everyone with the respect and kindness we expect for ourselves. Services-led businesses are essentially people helping people, and we ensure kindness is at the center of every interaction.

Curiosity

Finding new ways to achieve next-level growth demands thinking beyond the expected and obvious. We seek to constantly question concepts and processes in order to improve — and uncover the next opportunity.

Courage

Overcoming continuous waves of disruption requires an inner strength to remain steadfast, to ask the tough questions, to ensure honesty and integrity in everything, and to attack challenges on the way to next-level growth.

Erie Street by the numbers.

2018

Founded

20

Employees

6

Partner companies

45+

Investor families

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Disruption is the new normal — it has the power to create transformational growth opportunities for founders, investors, and teams alike.

Terry Graunke

Chairman and CEO

Erie Street Investment opportunities

Exclusive investment opportunities for family offices.

Erie Street exclusively serves family investment offices — providing the patient capital and access needed to get founder-led businesses to the next level.

Ready to talk growth?

An alternative to private equity, our partnerships are designed to turn disruption into transformational growth.