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TELEO Capital Operating Partner Spotlight: Joe Roark

TELEO Capital is pleased to spotlight Joe Roark. Joe brings over 35 years of executive leadership experience with such companies as Danaher Corporation, Kohler Company, Weir Group and Marlin Equity Partners to TELEO Capital. Joe’s experience spans multiple industries including business services, technology and industrials with a highly successful track record of growth and profit improvement results utilizing continuous improvement (i.e. lean) processes and tools.

Joe has been President of 2 Danaher Corporation companies, Group President of 4 Weir Group, PLC (UK based) companies and CEO of multiple private equity owned companies. He has also served as Lean Business Systems matrix leader for 22 additional businesses.

“We have known Joe for many years and are pleased he has joined TELEO from our inception as an Operating Partner. Joe brings an outstanding track record driving systematic operational improvement throughout his career, including his latest role as Operating Partner, Chairman and CEO of a private equity backed company, ATC Drivetrain. We look forward to integrating Joe’s operational expertise as we evaluate opportunities and create value for our investors,” said Robb Warwick, TELEO Capital Partner.

“TELEO has a team of highly experienced PE professionals whom I’ve known for many years.  We are all committed to working as a team, operating with integrity, delivering exceptional results for our investors and enjoying the journey,” said Joe Roark, TELEO Capital Operating Partner.

Q&A with Joe

What do you enjoy about working in PE?
The freedom and opportunity to do the right thing for the right reason at the right time in order to deliver better, sustainable results.  We take the longer view, not the next quarter performance view at the expense of making better, wiser choices for our investors. 

Share a little about what you enjoy the most about running a company.
Building and developing strong teams who understand the importance and value of teamwork, fixing problems that others have failed to successfully correct, winning against competition and mentoring the next generation of leaders all while having fun along the way.

What are your greatest strengths as a CEO?
Mentoring, team building, delivering breakthrough company performance, strategic thinking, commitment to continuous improvement, treating people with respect and living a life of integrity.

About TELEO Capital Management

TELEO Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm that looks to invest in opportunities where its strategic thought, operational resources and capital base empower management to perform and execute their business plan. With over 60 years of collective private equity experience, we bring a successful track record of executing corporate carve-outs, recapitalizing broken balance sheets, acquiring founder-owned companies, as well as buy and build strategies for our portfolio companies. TELEO targets opportunities in the technology & software, healthcare IT, business services and industrial sectors. The firm is headquartered in Boise, ID, CA.