Entries by Mark Gartner

The Value of Time has Increased…So, What Now?

For a while now, I’ve had this feeling that the value of time has been increasing. At first, I just sensed a hastening in the pace of business.  Anyone who uses email can probably attest to this.  Did you know that if you don’t respond to a colleague’s email within four hours, you may be triggering anxiety within them based on an innate fear of social rejection?  Sad, but true. 

ClearLight Listens to What Executives Have to Say

We believe the foundation to any successful relationship is listening, because what the talented executives in our network have to say matters.  This month, we reached out to our executive network to get their thoughts on the topic of Listening.  It was great to get so many responses including favorite quotes, anecdotes and reflections on […]

ClearLight Partners 2018 Year In Review

2018 was a strong year for ClearLight. We were fortunate to welcome several new executives to our management teams and to have two new platform investments as well as two exits. The first announced platform investment was Paul Fredrick, a designer and direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s apparel and related accessories. Paul Fredrick is led by […]

Eight Powerful Quotes For Business and Life

In 2006, I started a Word document to capture lessons learned from various mistakes and accomplishments I had experienced in the earlier years of my career. I did this to help me do less of what didn’t work and more of what did. Over time, this document took on a life of its own and slowly evolved into a place to store quotes that resonated with me personally and professionally. Now that I’m over a decade into the process of trying to download the wisdom of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and business minds, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes and reactions to them.

ClearLight Partners Successfully Exits Its Investment in Taymax

NEWPORT BEACH, CA August 1, 2018 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Taymax Group Holdings, LLC (Taymax) to Trilantic North America for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Taymax is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisees in the Planet Fitness system. Taymax owns and operates more than […]