Experienced search fund investors with deep operational expertise who mentor aspiring CEOs towards success on their entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA) journey

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About GTE

Founded in 2017, Generational Transfer Entrepreneurs (GTE) is a multi-family office backed private investment firm that leverages its vast search fund and executive-level operational expertise to help procure highly favorable outcomes for today's most talented aspiring CEOs. We have the unique benefit of having founders who not only ran their own successful searches, but also ran a search accelerator platform for nearly five years, which culminated in a toolkit of proven systems and processes to help prospective searchers hit the ground running from Day 1 of their search. This positions GTE as a true value add partner to anyone looking to head down the entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA) path for any phase of the search journey both pre-acquisition and post-acquisition.

GTE specifically possesses significant expertise as operators in construction, advanced manufacturing, and supply chain enabling pattern recognition for small businesses in general. In addition, we are also known for being willing to consider any type of industry—even those that fall outside the typical box of search fund targeted business characteristics.

When you partner with GTE, it's our partners—not associates—who are your main and direct points of contact.

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We've accomplished a lot since our initial founding in 2017. And the best part is we're only getting started.




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Qualities we look for in our partners

The following is a non-exhaustive list of factors we consider when evaluating potential partners. While each of these attributes is important, they are not necessarily 100% required. We evaluate each of our potential partners holistically since successful searchers come from many different backgrounds.

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Top MBA Program Graduates

We seek individuals who have proven themselves to be both bright and capable by getting into top programs.

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~5+ Years Management Experience

We look for proven business leaders who have the work history and management experience to back it up.

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Gritty Entrepreneurs & Aspiring CEOs

It's easy to spot an entrepreneur from miles away. It just is. We seek individuals that carry this unwavering spirit.

Our Team

GT Entrepreneur's team has over 100+ years of combined executive-level and management experience for you to leverage on your search.

Why searchers choose GTE

Joseph Hall
Operator, Precision Body & Service

"I would say what makes GTE so special is that the team and current operators not only experienced the search process, but the startup process of developing GTE as a firm, too. . . They saw it as a startup, as a searcher, and now as an operator—all very much different phases. Most places don’t have that luxury of having resources that have been through all three different phases."

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