Trilantic North America, a growth-focused middle market private equity firm, has launched its Founders Council, which will provide strategic guidance and support to leaders of founder- and family-owned businesses, with a specific focus on female entrepreneurs. The Council will serve as a network for entrepreneurs within and outside the firm’s portfolio to share best practices for tackling the challenges founders face as their businesses scale.

“We are passionate about working closely with entrepreneurs to unlock their potential, support the growth of their businesses and problem solve at each stage of their unique journeys,” said Jamie Manges, partner and head of consumer at Trilantic North America. “By establishing a community for the diverse business leaders in our network, we are enhancing our ability to serve as effective partners and empowering leadership and their decision making.”

“The Trilantic North America team has long taken a hands-on approach to partnering with its portfolio companies and creating long-term value within their businesses,” said technology executive Lisa Hook, who serves as chair of the Founders Council. “These are investors that truly understand the importance of equipping management teams with the tools to embrace opportunities that arise from significant macroeconomic shifts, as well as the critical nature of advancing business leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”