Listen on


Leaps of Faith: Prospect’s 8 P’s, Pre-Middle Market, and Partnering With a Packers Fan

Brett Holcomb joins Scott for Episode 3 of Beer Stories for Private Equity.

On this episode, Brett describes his experiences at Prospect Partners as taking leaps of faith in pre-middle market. Scott and Brett chat about private equity trends, along with the importance of true collaboration internally and the value of external partnerships (including pre-LOI reference checks). Brett shares his thoughts about Potential not Perfection, and offers young professionals sage career advice: “The answer is not found in the spreadsheet; it’s in the people, the culture, and the relationships built over time.”

Brett’s Bio
For two decades, Brett has worked in private equity, investing and supporting entrepreneurial management teams across a wide range of industries. In 2009 he joined Prospect Partners, co-managing the operations, sourcing & executing transactions, along with overseeing relationships with portcos. Living in Wilmette, Brett and his wife spend their weekends as self-described “soccer and tennis parents” of their three children (ages 13, 10, and 7).