ISG partners with the world’s top private equity firms including Blackstone, KKR, Hellman & Friedman and TH Lee to provide pre-close IT due diligence and post-close IT optimization and sourcing strategies. Our relationships with a number of our PE partners go back over 10 years, and ISG has delivered over a half billion dollars in cost savings to their portfolio companies. ISG typically takes a two phase approach to drive savings. The first phase benchmarks the portfolio company’s IT spend and determines where gaps-to-market exist in pricing and terms & conditions. ISG identifies the potential savings opportunities and recommends a strategy to quickly capture those savings, then executes on the agreed strategy. We negotiate with existing suppliers and take services to market, delivering signature ready contracts to our portfolio company clients. The second phase involves technical assessments to identify opportunities for technology transformation, leading to long term sustainable cost savings. We continue to work with our portfolio company clients to identify ongoing cost savings opportunities driven by market changes and new technologies.
Private Equity and M&A
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Head of Private Equity
Prior to joining ISG, Kevin was a Managing Director at Alsbridge, and before that with Patriarch Partners, an $8B private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry sectors. At Patriarch, he served as President & CEO of Intera Group, Inc., a provider of digital media and telecommunications services. Kevin also served as president and CEO of TruVideo, a mobile video company. Prior to TruVideo, he was vice president and general manager of Lightbridge's (now Visa) Enhanced Services Division, a technology business unit providing licensed software and SaaS to wireless carriers and internet service providers, including Verizon Wireless and AOL. Kevin also served as senior vice president of business development at NeoPoint, which brought to market the wireless industry’s first true smartphone, and was general manager of NeoPoint’s myAladdin.com division, where his team developed the first location-based wireless portal.