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Maintain your independence.

At Erie Street, we provide founder-led companies the resources needed to achieve next-level growth — while preserving the entrepreneurial courage and spirit needed to get to the next level.

Our approach to your growth:
the founder’s friend.

An alternative to traditional private equity, Erie Street provides founders a unique blend of strategic capital and transformational guidance, creating a new kind of partnership model for growth.

Founder experience

In today’s transformational environment, high-growth companies need an empathetic partner who has been there, done that. Founders also often need a fresh injection of the entrepreneurial courage they had when they first started out.

Boundless partnership

We are fully committed to knowing your business inside and out. From the co-creation of a future vision to side-by-side activation, it’s a level of engagement that spans whiteboards to board rooms.

Warm, patient capital

Backed by our network of 45+ family offices, we define a future vision and work to realize outsized outcomes — even if that’s outside typical time frames. Transforming services-led companies takes time, but also results in more lasting advantages.

Cultural alignment

Our team of business-builders bring kindness, curiosity, and courage to our work. We see the people inside the organization as partners — and that means spending time with and making decisions with those same people.

We’ve been in your shoes.
And your chair. And your situation.

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We’ve boot-strapped businesses on a budget. We’ve navigated turbulent times. And we’ve rallied employees around ambitious growth initiatives. If you’re looking for a partner with first-hand experience, and the empathy to help you manage similar situations, look no further than Erie Street.

Experience true partnership
without limits.

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What we look for in a founder is a desire and an interest in transformation. We are not the kind of partners who show up every eight weeks and come to a board meeting. We’re very engaged. And we’re looking for a partner that lights up when that type of engagement happens.

Jerry Graunke

President, Erie Street

Four focus areas on the path
to next-level growth.

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

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