Maroon Creek Operating Partners
Maroon Creek Operating Partners is a Strategy Development and Implementation Consultancy focused on Equity (VC and PE) backed companies.
We serve growth-oriented businesses and their investors needing step changes in performance.
Maroon Creek Operating Partners serves growth-oriented businesses and their investors needing step changes in performance by bringing deep experience to help companies make and implement the key decisions that drive corporate value and realization of their goals.
Jeff Waggoner is a proven transformational CEO / COO who leads businesses through product / market development/alignment, sales and marketing evolution, and operational restructuring to streamline and focus value delivery and capture using digital transformation, partnering and M&A, development of sustainable innovation, financial management, team transformation, and risk reduction to consistently build shareholder value. Consistently exceeds targets for growth in Gross Margin and EBITDA and Revenue, Customer satisfaction / Net Promoter Score, Employee Satisfaction, and internal productivity measures. Industry experience in healthcare, health payment/insurance, internet/SaaS, consulting, financial services, media, telecommunications, aerospace and defense. International experience in 23 countries. Strong data and technology experience. P&L from concept to $115M/year, experience with Angel, Venture, Private Equity, and Public companies, strong early background in Fortune 100 and over 15 years in entrepreneurial companies.
Key Skills / Experiences:
• 3x CEO / 3x COO / 2x CFO High growth and/or profitability transformation to enable further growth / exit / sustainment.
• Business Advisory working with CEOs, boards, and their investors with over 30 organizations.
• Transformational Leadership. Led organizational transformations yielding step-change improvements in performance in 12+ organizations. Drove 3x improvement in unit Gross Margin and Revenue through $20+M, 4x improvement in Gross Margin. Turned around $50M company averting bankruptcy, restoring growth. Transformed JV to drive profitable CAGR from 29% to 68% through $205M. Driven Multi-Year CAGR up to 600%.
• Structuring for Customer Experience / Value. Restructured products, operations, and drove digital transformations to deliver 50% greater customer value, NPS above 90%, and 71% lower delivery costs.
• Financial Acumen. Led creation/implementation of capital-efficient scaling and innovation raising angel and venture at multiple stages and completing Private Equity investment cycle.
• Developing High Performance Organizations. Built multiple executive and management teams, inspired entrepreneurial and accountable cultures and systems, and turned around multiple dysfunctional cultures.
• Entrepreneurial Agility. Drives rapid, balanced, and decisive decision making under high ambiguity.