Anyone have insights into VCG? Operating arm of Vista Equity Partners. Lifestyle vs traditional MC, culture, etc.

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Update - took the job. Work has included pricing strategy, GTM sales .org design, market segmentation, and product roadmap design. Much more of a pure strategic role than what is expressed in some comments above. We do have some tech resources who are more in line with standard system implementation as well.

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Extremely button down for tech consultants. Based in Austin but wears suits every day. Founder is former Goldman Sachs. I've worked with them from the portfolio company side and as a technology specialist - their goal is to get the portfolio company live ASAP so they are not as thorough or future planning as a Big4/ACN project would be, "push it to phase 2". Very regimented process for running engagements (even called "standard operating procedures"). If you are fresh out of school it is a great way to move fast but I would stay away if you're an experienced person with specific expertise to provide or a desire to look at things strategically... The strategy is in the acquisition and sale or IPO, not on the technology side. They are there to profit off the business, not make IT systems a point of differentiation (in fact, hence the name, they want them in line with the SOP's). Not saying there's anything wrong with that, but it is what it is....

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They travel five days a week for very long projects

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I used to work for one of their portfolio companies. They would typically send in people for 6-12 month assignments as executives in the portfolio companies. The VCG execs would continue to move to new companies until they were appointed to a CEO position.

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Role is in “Value Creation” - from what I’ve been told we are involved pre deal to help with due diligence, and post deal to stand up and optimize core functions (Sales, etc.). Have recently hired a lot of ex MBB and role seems attractive so far (im 2-3 years post UG)

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Congrats OP ! Good luck!

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How was the travel, P1?

I believe they either moved to the portfolio company’s location or were onsite every week. It is definitely as you say standing up core functions post-deal by replacing underperforming managers from the purchased company

Op what’s your background?

@DD1/pwc1/OP: do you think they would be open to non-consulting backgrounds? I have a friend interested in using consulting as a stepping stone to tech. VGC sounds like a good way to kill two birds with one stone, no?

If you are young post-bachelor's with good grades and other pedigree yes. I personally don't feel they are good for "tech" unless you really mean "management consulting focusing on the tech industry". You will not get your hands dirty from what I have seen.

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