The Main Event

Feb 26-28, 2021

Join William “T” Thompson, JD, CSP, and Ira Morehead, Managing Partner of ICV Partners, New York based Private Equity firm, for a fireside chat on the opening afternoon of Winter Workshop 2021. ICV ‘s portfolio includes 26 companies in the lower end of the middle market, defined as companies below the $100 million range. ICV has invested close to $1 billion in its 26 companies to ensure long-term sustainable growth. Learn how a coach or a consultant may help ICV meet its goals of helping management teams add value to their companies.

Key takeaways:

  • What are the factors that determine a managing partner’s decision to hire a coach for one of their company’s CEOs or senior management team.
  • How can a consultant assist ICV in its stated goal of increasing a company’s long-term performance. 


William “T” Thompson, JD, CSP, is a former international air line captain, lawyer, award-winning businessman, and professional speaker. An association president and CEO representing 50,000 colleagues, “T” has also worked for four governors on both sides of the aisle, overseeing state aviation agencies. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the Atlanta Business Journal, and has appeared on NBC, CBS, and PBS among many other media outlets. “T” lives in the Atlanta area and his proudest accomplishment is raising two wonderful daughters who are focused on living lives of excellence.

Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Ira Moreland was most recently Managing Director and Group Head of the Financial Sponsors Group at a regional investment bank where he oversaw the firm’s investment banking and leveraged finance efforts with private equity firms. Previously, Ira was a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities, providing capital raising and mergers and acquisitions advice to midsized companies. Before Banc of America Securities, he spent six years at Citigroup in the Financial Sponsor and Real Estate Finance Groups. Ira previously served on the Advisory Board of Seidler Equity Partners, LLC and has served on a host of non-profit boards including the Board of Trustees of the Latin School of Chicago. He currently serves on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board of Trustees. and holds a BA degree in accounting from Morehouse College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Captain William “T” Thompson, JD, CSP

Ira Moreland