Don Harvey, President
BHS Foodservice Solutions LLC
Don Harvey joined BHS Foodservice Solutions as a key leadership hire post acquisition, and has since played a critical role in driving operational efficiencies, building scalable processes, and integrating strategic acquisitions. As President of one of our high-growth portfolio companies, Don has daily interaction with Lorraine Capital operating partners, principals, and resources to help him build and implement the right strategies.
“Working under the umbrella of Lorraine Capital, with their high caliber partners, board members, and investors, has provided the level of sponsorship and commitment required to position BHS for significant growth. They’ve provided the resources and support required for meaningful organic and acquisitive expansion.
Our progressive management approach at BHS has focused on driving employee engagement and individual contribution through transparency, best business practices and systematic solutions.
The final key to our success is the development of the right organizational culture built on a core set of values: Respect, Integrity, and Development.”
Mike Howard, President
BR Johnson LLC
Mike Howard and his three partners ran BR Johnson together successfully for many years. As they contemplated how to preserve and advance the legacy they had built, finding an acquirer they could trust was critical. They connected with our approach, and ultimately their decision was validated by our follow through.
“The thought of selling our company was extremely difficult to grasp – a seemingly daunting process we put off for far too long. Preserving company’s legacy and making sure our employees would be taken care of were two very important components. We all knew that if our company was to continue its success and growth changes were needed. Our small company entrepreneurial style of management was no longer a viable option.
Lorraine Capital has provided this much-needed professional support and guidance. After our first meeting, our concerns were put to rest with one united impression: comfort and trust in their team. Now, six months after close, this impression has not wavered. Their team engaged immediately yet didn’t inundate us with too much change too soon. They’ve listened to and engaged with our employees as trusted, transparent advisors to ensure an understanding of our business, which vests each of our team members to the company’s future. Their respect for myself and the former partners and our employees has aided the transition. Heading into the sale not knowing fully what to expect, I’ve been impressed and pleased Lorraine Capital.”