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Downstream Energy Business Consulting Group

MATRIX CONSULTING SERVICES

Matrix Consulting Services (“MCS”) is a business consulting group that focuses on helping businesses perform better within the highly competitive Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail industry. In addition to individual consulting with business owners and industry executives, the MCS Group provides an opportunity to participate in an innovative and experiential program, The Principal Imperative (“PI”). This proprietary, comprehensive business management system teaches business owners how to create and implement a business strategy that ultimately generates company growth and drives financial returns. The system also helps guide closely‐held businesses with ownership and management succession challenges. The program consists of four meetings per year and participation is limited to ten companies or less.

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This unique program is outlined in more detail below:

DURATION:

Meetings take place at the beginning of each quarter that includes both the principal and one key executive. The executive may change depending on the content focus for each meeting. The total process takes 12 months. The principal and executive will work together with other company participants and the Matrix facilitators to learn the Principal Imperative system, identify “right” practices, and build action strategies for implementation within their own leadership team.

DISTINCT AND MEASURABLE SYSTEM:

The PI system guides principals and other company executives in the exploration of the company’s opportunities to build and expand their business, creating comprehensive plans to achieve long‐term success in a distinct and measurable manner. The learning and work expectations are rigorous. The PI system focuses on bottom‐line improvements that increase corporate value and long‐term company success. Participants who fully engage in the PI system, including completion of all on‐the‐job application activities, will be empowered with a new skill set that can immediately be put to use.

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS & FACILITATORS:

The PI experience was developed by instructors with years of hands‐on expertise leading and working closely with executives in the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail industry and beyond. The program experience will be led by top‐notch facilitators and instructors supported by the Matrix transaction team. Their broad knowledge and industry expertise will offer participants a unique perspective on business development, valuations and current trends in the marketplace.

PROGRAM DESIGN:

Participants will meet quarterly (2‐day sessions) working with executive facilitators that bring hands‐on expertise and leading‐edge thinking to help participants develop a customized “Company Success Plan”. Participants will be assigned homework after each session to apply what they have learned and prepare for the next session. This is not a peer‐networking group that meets with a focus on sharing best practices or exchanging corporate financial measurements, nor is it an educational seminar focused solely on one aspect of training and development.

VARIED LEARNING MODALITIES:

Program learning is based on the 70/20/10 rule of adult‐learning. Ten percent of learning comes from the leading‐edge curriculum and guidance by the program instructors. Twenty percent comes from cohort sharing with fellow (noncompeting) participants, and 70% of learning comes from application and implementation experiences with the leadership teams from each company.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE:

The PI system and quarterly experiences promise to invigorate executives who attend, providing fresh thinking and problem‐solving techniques to enhance company leadership capabilities and drive increased company performance.

BUSINESS AND TALENT INTEGRATION APPROACH:

Over the 12 months, development of the long‐term “Company Success Plan” will also include putting together a comprehensive talent development plan. This plan will drive company alignment, define and connect the company strategy to the human capital strategy and set priorities for operational and financial targets. These plans enhance the implementation process and create lasting change with strong culture and governance policies for each company.

What our Clients Are saying

  • “Matrix did an outstanding job of identifying a partner that both shared my vision and accomplished my goals in this transaction without a prolonged and time-consuming auction process. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with J.H. Whitney and to continue to serve all of our customers’ needs.”

    Stephen Fogler, President
    Stevens Manufacturing
  • “The Matrix Team did a tremendous job on this very complicated transaction. Given the prolonged downturn in the residential and commercial construction markets over the last several years, this transaction was a good outcome for the Company, it’s shareholders and the community of Lawrenceville, VA.”

    Marvin Thomas, CEO
    Lawrenceville Brick, Inc.
  • “Jones & Frank hired Matrix Capital because they promised us strong interest from a broad universe of Private Equity investors. We were very pleased with the reception we received in the financial community and are thankful that we had Matrix representing us. They were highly professional, thorough, and maintained strong control over the recapitalization process. I would be willing to share my endorsement with anyone that was interested.”

    Sterling Baker, President & CEO
    Jones & Frank Corp.
  • “Matrix did a fantastic job representing our company to achieve the best result for our family and employees and honoring our 47 year legacy. Matrix found us the right buyer that would be the best fit for our employees and also provide us with our desired transaction structure.  Throughout the entire transaction process, Matrix provided a high level of professional guidance and support and led us through all the financial complexities and emotions that accompany the sale of a family business.”

    Harold Crenshaw, Jr., President
    Crenco Food Stores, Inc.
  • “Matrix helped us to achieve the maximum value for our assets, which we could not have realized without their involvement. Matrix’s process allowed us to show our assets to multiple strategic buyers, with the least amount of disruption to our business, in a relatively short period of time.”

    Richard Quesenberry, President
    C.R. Quesenberry, Inc.