Seeking Operating Partners

Tonka Bay works closely with our portfolio companies, but we can't create value without the expert assistance of our Operating Partners. In each portfolio company, these accomplished executives bring industry-specific or functional area expertise to their role as chairman, lead director, advisor, or mentor. Though not involved in day-to-day management, Operating Partners play a vital role in accelerating value creation.

Strong Operating Partners share the following characteristics:

• Seasoned executive
• Successful track record
• Vision for value
• Results-oriented executive coach
• Board experience
• High-level strategist — not a day-to-day operator or micromanager


Successful Operating Partner candidates are experts in one or more of the following areas:

• Highly engineered manufacturing
• Business services
• Value-added distribution
• Sales and marketing
• Lean manufacturing
• Strategic planning

Fit the profile? We'd love to talk.