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In Good Companies

Starting and running a business or managing one isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re balancing internal and external forces in a continually changing landscape. This is where Cadence Bank’s In Good Companies comes in. We share our wealth of knowledge–and insights from noted industry experts–to guide you through the forces shaping business today.

It’s hosted by Patrick Pacheco, an EVP and President of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, who has more than 25 years’ experience and is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner. He leads discussions with business owners and subject matter experts about how they’re tackling business challenges like:

● What are ways to grow my business without growing my debt?
● How can I turn my data into meaningful information?
● Why is company culture more important than ever?

It’s information you need, in one place, in under 30 minutes. More than 250,000 listeners tune in each week. Shouldn’t you?

ABOUT OUR HOST
With more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management for business clients and a penchant for hosting, Patrick Pacheco is an EVP and president of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, and presenter of the bank’s In Good Companies podcast, now in its fourth season.
His background features years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including a Master of Taxation from University of Houston, a law degree from Southern Methodist University, and both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.
Pacheco describes himself as a lifelong learner and someone who loves asking questions–probably the ones you’re thinking about too. He’s especially excited about season four because of the diversity of topics and guests who will not only share their wealth of knowledge, but listeners will also get tips and tricks they can use in their own businesses, careers and professional lives.

Discipline, Patriotism, Family: Veterans’ Lessons in Business Ownership

In Good Companies

  • 450 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 31:32

According to the national census, there are 16.2 million veterans in the U. S., with over 4 million under the age of 55 years old. Many come back from deployment with a whole life ahead of them, and savings ripe for investment. So where does this new life begin? Our guests today will show you the way. In honor of Veterans Day, this week, we welcome LDR Growth Partners to the podcast. This veteran-founded, people-focused investment firm was built from the ground up over the last decade. Today, we learn from those who made LDR’s success: Rich Sexton and Will Brame. Rich co-founded the firm in 2013, with two fellow veterans, after seven years of service overseas as an Airborne Ranger and an Infantry Officer. Meanwhile, Will’s background is in finance; he worked at JP Morgan for over a decade, before joining LDR as a partner in 2015.In this episode, Rich and Will give us a lesson in business ownership. They look back on the early days of LDR and its inception in Casper, Wyoming, to reveal how they found their space in the market. With touching authenticity, they discuss their passion for family-owned businesses. They show us how they collaborate with the companies they acquire, and bring their focus on people, first and foremost. And you will hear it at every turn: military leadership continues to inform their business philosophy today. So join Patrick, Rich and Will on the front line, for a story of grit that will leave you inspired!  Highlights: Rich’s story of grit: the origins of LDR Growth Partners (1:56) The deal that put LDR on the map  (3:37) Finding a competitive edge between Casper and New York (5:48) Will’s story of grit: from the trading floor to private equity (7:15) Finding a niche with family-owned business (9:49) Every Partner plays their part (11:36) Why carrying a legacy is important (13:48) Understanding who you are working with (15:05) The untapped potential of manufacturing companies (18:08) Military leadership as a business philosophy (20:36) A roadmap to internal restructuring (23:28) How to bring in new leadership (25:09) “No plan survives first contact” (26:06) Collaboration at the heart of LDR (28:11) Links: Cadence Bank Website Cadence Bank Twitter Cadence Bank LinkedIn LDR Growth Partners Website LDR Growth Partners LinkedIn Rich Sexton’s LinkedIn Will Brame’s LinkedIn Statistics - “U.S. Veterans 2021, by age and gender” If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

Setting Your Sights: A Veterans’ Lesson in Private Equity

In Good Companies

  • 440 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 31:32

According to the national census, there are 16.2 million veterans in the U. S., with over 4 million under the age of 55 years old. Many come back from deployment with a whole life ahead of them, and savings ripe for investment. So where does this new life begin? Our guests today will show you the way. In honor of Veterans Day, this week, we welcome LDR Growth Partners to the podcast. This veteran-founded, people-focused investment firm was built from the ground up over the last decade. Today, we learn from those who made LDR’s success: Rich Sexton and Will Brame. Rich co-founded the firm in 2013, with two fellow veterans, after seven years of service overseas as an Airborne Ranger and an Infantry Officer. Meanwhile, Will’s background is in finance; he worked at JP Morgan for over a decade, before joining LDR as a partner in 2015.In this episode, Rich and Will give us a lesson in business ownership. They look back on the early days of LDR and its inception in Casper, Wyoming, to reveal how they found their space in the market. With touching authenticity, they discuss their passion for family-owned businesses. They show us how they collaborate with the companies they acquire, and bring their focus on people, first and foremost. And you will hear it at every turn: military leadership continues to inform their business philosophy today. So join Patrick, Rich and Will on the front line, for a story of grit that will leave you inspired!  Highlights: Rich’s story of grit: the origins of LDR Growth Partners (1:56) The deal that put LDR on the map  (3:37) Finding a competitive edge between Casper and New York (5:48) Will’s story of grit: from the trading floor to private equity (7:15) Finding a niche with family-owned business (9:49) Every Partner plays their part (11:36) Why carrying a legacy is important (13:48) Understanding who you are working with (15:05) The untapped potential of manufacturing companies (18:08) Military leadership as a business philosophy (20:36) A roadmap to internal restructuring (23:28) How to bring in new leadership (25:09) “No plan survives first contact” (26:06) Collaboration at the heart of LDR (28:11) Links: Cadence Bank Website Cadence Bank Twitter Cadence Bank LinkedIn LDR Growth Partners Website LDR Growth Partners LinkedIn Rich Sexton’s LinkedIn Will Brame’s LinkedIn Statistics - “U.S. Veterans 2021, by age and gender” If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

Under the Influence: Learning Marketing Strategy from Pop Culture

In Good Companies

  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 14:34

If you've been listening to In Good Companies for a while, you know that sometimes we like to shake things up. In this episode, we bring back a special guest, Dr Marcus Collins.Remember Marcus? He is a culture expert, marketing professor and author of the best-selling book “For the Culture”. He joined us in a previous episode to talk about the power of culture in building business strategy. If you haven’t listened to it yet, you should check it out!Marcus is an inspiring speaker, and he had a depth of knowledge to share on culture. So today, he is back in for more. In this bonus episode, Marcus pulls back the curtain on influential strategies we can find in pop culture, every day! Marcus looks back on his background in the music industry and shares what he has learned from influential personalities like Beyoncé, or Taylor Swift. Together, we dive further into the makeup of fandoms, to understand the power of community-building. So once more, join Patrick and Marcus in conversation, and remember: we are all influential! Highlights: A refresher: why culture matters in business (1:43) Marcus’s background in the music industry (2:43) The power of fandom (5:23) Are influencers actually influential? (8:54) Breaking down the Taylor Swift effect (10:57) Links: Cadence Bank Website Cadence Bank Twitter Cadence Bank LinkedIn Marcus Collins Website Marcus Collins Twitter Marcus Collins LinkedIn Marcus Collins Instagram Marcus Collins’s book - “For the Culture” If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.