Our Commitment & Values

The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely one. Blazing a new path is difficult, but we believe that our resources and decades of experience helping entrepreneurs transform markets can serve as guideposts to management teams as they grow and scale their businesses. Our firm name and key values reflect this resolute commitment to work in service of our entrepreneurs and their companies.

Integrity is central to every interaction

Integrity is central to every interaction with our entrepreneurs, investors, and team members. We are honest and direct – both with others and ourselves – and follow through on our commitments.

We achieve better outcomes for our companies and investors by working collaboratively

We achieve better outcomes for our companies and investors by working collaboratively to support one another to achieve goals. We have a culture where the best ideas win, credit is shared, differences are valued, and improvement is continuous.

Intellectual curiosity is fundamental to our approach as investors

Intellectual curiosity is fundamental to our approach as investors. We are always eager to learn about new market sectors, meet innovative entrepreneurs and understand the business models that are transforming industries.

Perseverance and hard work are critical

Perseverance and hard work are critical, especially when challenged with adversity. We know our entrepreneurs cannot be successful without the will to win and neither can we.

Our Partnerships

“As we went through the process with Guidepost, it quickly became evident to me that they understand how to work with a business owner like myself, who wants to keep running the business, but recognizes I don’t know everything.”

Rick Hammell
Founder & CEO of Atlas

“What distinguishes Guidepost from others is their focus on the importance of the CEO and the CEO’s vision…they complement it…they don’t overreach…they provide support and guidance, and they do it masterfully.”

Tom Riley
CEO of Seniorlink (exited)

“Guidepost has been a very important part of our recent success. They were a great sounding board to discuss key challenges and opportunities, believed in our growth opportunity, and early on helped expand our senior executive team...”

Michael Jones
CEO of Spoonflower (exited)

Our Team

The Guidepost team prides itself on meeting entrepreneurs where they are. Our cultural approach encourages idea sharing, open communication, and a relentless pursuit of success achieved together as a team.

Meet Our Team

Value Creation Group

To support our entrepreneurs, Guidepost established its Value Creation Group ("VCG"). The VCG works directly with our entrepreneurs to maximize the collective benefit of Guidepost's years of operating and functional experience, deep advisor network, and strategic resources to catalyze growth. Our structured yet flexible approach identifies key levers to drive value and focuses the VCG's capabilities and critical entrepreneur-time on the most efficacious efforts.

Meet The VCG Advisors

Latest Happenings

GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2022

Chris Cavanagh named to the GrowthCap Top 40 under 40 list for 2022.

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Shibumi Announces $30M Growth Investment from Guidepost Growth Equity

Shibumi, a leading provider of strategic portfolio management software for enterprise customers, today announced it has received a $30M growth investment from Guidepost Growth Equity. This partnership will further accelerate the Company’s global market expansion, product development, and go-to-market initiatives.

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Guidepost Growth Equity Announces Expansion of Leadership Team

Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm, today announced the hiring of Nate Machado as Operating Partner, and Taylor Doherty and Reginald Seawright as Vice Presidents. Additionally, Steve Brown has been promoted to Vice President.

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