Strategery Holdings seeks out interesting challenges, entrepreneurs needing that special something, and compelling business partners.  Strategery is a Private Equity firm investing in personal relationships and occasional equity positions for the long-term.

Day-to-day, I spend my time working for gratitude – it is the bedrock of this company.  It is my firm belief that giving of oneself without an expectation of remuneration will lead to future opportunities.  In the past I mentored for the University of Iowa Venture School and served as an Advisory Panelist for VentureNet Iowa as much as my busy schedule allowed.  Currently I am a very active member of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, mentor for the Urbandale GenYP program, and am in the process of starting a local chapter of Bunker Labs here in Des Moines.  This investment of my time, world-wide experience, connections, and sometimes capital yields a far richer life than dividends can alone.

And Strategery has one simple metric to measure its success – “Bottles of Bourbon Received (BoBR)”.  If someone decides to work with Strategery I ask that twenty years from the start of our relationship, if they find the work we did together to be valuable, give me the most expensive bottle of bourbon they can afford.  This long-term focus prevents seeking disposable relationships and predatory investing that is far too common in the financial community.

So invite me to coffee and let’s explore how you too may achieve something greater by working with Strategery.

Some titles that I refer to in managing my own portfolio: