What We Offer

Our services include long term, experience-based, advice and mentoring for all members of a company regarding technology & data related issues at the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer level.

Strategy and Execution.

Our services are implemented as on-site engagements, remote or a combination of each allowing greater flexibility for engagement with our clients.

Legacy Platform Modernization

What is it?

Highly-skilled architectural bootstrapping by leveraging AWS cloud native solutions.

Why is it necessary?

It reduces complexity and cost in the IT environment. When your system becomes strained with the amount of growth within the business, it is time to modernize it to be able to handle that growth.

When is it needed?

We engage in legacy platform modernization when the system that has grown the business can no longer scale to support business needs and objectives for growth ahead.

The technology is too outdated to handle the business capacity, therefore it will need to be changed to be able to handle the needs of the growing business.

Technology Advisory Program

What is it?

Annual Membership with monthly check-ins and access to the MacLaurin Group network of expertise. You will be assigned a primary MacLaurin Group mentor and the flexibility to speak with your primary mentor for support with any issue or business challenge that typically hits the desk of the CTO or CIO.

When is it needed?

The private equity firms we partner with are typically the first institutional investor for the founder or owner of the business. That often means the technology leadership is new to private equity and maybe even new to the CTO or CIO leadership role. Our TAP membership surrounds your CTO or CIO with colleagues who have experience leveraging technology for growth, through a lens of private equity.

Enabling Data & Analytic Culture

What is it?

Enabling enterprise analytic culture

When is it needed?

When an organization finds itself struggling to support ever more complex and varied reporting and analytics, they often find that they are challenged with:

  • Insufficient data assets to support desired outcome

  • Reporting platform technology unable to keep up with enterprise or client analysis distribution

  • No or limited data access for the business, thus overly reliant upon resources with specialized skill set

Technical Due Diligence

What is it?

A technical due diligence is a process that is performed on either an entire company, individual team or platform, evaluating and assessing a potential acquisition target prior to a transaction. The private equity partner will advise on the investment thesis, and it is this objective that will frame the engagement to understand the acquisition target’s existing technology, the growth the private equity partner wants to achieve, and how to get there together.

The primary goal is to reduce any surprises and provide investors a line of sight that will allow them to budget and plan accordingly for a successful transaction.

When is it needed?

Are you a private equity investor looking to acquire a portfolio company and are seeking a third party review to understand the existing technology, human capital, and data assets prior to a transaction along with future investments needed post transaction?

Or maybe you are a founder or business owner thinking about a future private equity partnership and want to perform a technical due diligence for your own company before you engage in a process.

Technology Roadmap

What is it?

A technology roadmap is a detailed plan that focuses on making sure the existing business can function with its current infrastructure while building out new technology to support growth and the private equity firm's investment thesis.

When is it needed?

A high-level technology roadmap may be developed prior to a transaction. Most often, a detailed technology roadmap is developed soon after the acquisition takes place. As we look at the overall technology strategy of where a portfolio company wishes to position itself, the business can not pause and turn on a brand new system.

It will require investment, time, human capital, and energy to bring it online in a controlled manner. While that is happening the business needs to operate and service clients.

Onshore/Offshore Team Building

What is it?

Leadership oversight of engineering and software development project teams, both onshore and offshore.

When is it needed?

Most often, our technology advisory services which include leadership oversight of engineering teams are in combination with our modernization engagements. Through our existing partnerships with colleagues in the industry we support our clients to build out parallel development teams. MacLaurin Group brings the technology leadership for architectural, dev ops, and project management expertise.