TJ Maloney is the chairman and CEO of Lincolnshire Management, a private equity firm located in New York City. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School. Maloney went on to practice merger, acquisition, and securities law in New York City, and in 1993, he took a position at Lincolnshire Management, eventually working his way up to his current position of chairman and CEO.Image result for tj maloney lincolnshire
Along the way, TJ Maloney has given back to the legal and educational community. He is the former chairman of the Boston College Wall Street Council. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Boston College and Fordham University, as well as more than a dozen other boards. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities, and he is also the 2007 recipient of Fordham School’s Richard J. Bennett Memorial Award.
However, behind this mountain of success lies a humble beginning. Before TJ Maloney received his education and acquired his many years of success in the legal and private equity fields, he worked for his father, a man who ran multiple companies. This gave him experience in many different areas of running a successful business, such as sales, quality control, collections, and engineering. It was his time working for his father than gave Maloney a passion for running a business and addressing its operational needs.
The Balanced Approach
After a two-cup-of-coffee start to his day, Maloney likes to take a balanced approach to everything he does. In particular, he values the importance of balancing a connection with his teams with the need to get his own work done. Meetings are important, but so is individual work time to really focus on his own projects and keep up with investment news and trends in various industries.
This diligent attitude allows Maloney to take a balanced and highly personalized approach when it comes to acquiring new companies, for which he has designed a step-by-step process that begins with research and team collaboration. From there, he and his teams identify potential opportunities for growth and help companies create a solid plan to realize their full potential. The goal is to bring together the best of the best, a network of industry professionals that will work together to bring about operational improvements for the companies in the Lincolnshire portfolio. He says, “Lincolnshire operates by utilizing an extensive network of industry professionals who are available to all of our portfolio companies. We also have a focused strategy that aims to enhance value through operational improvements.”
However, the balanced approach doesn’t stop there. Maloney also believes in taking a balanced approach when considering new investments in an industry in which he has experience. It’s easy to let that previous experience result in complacency, but Maloney has learned that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. With this in mind, he approaches every new investment opportunity with a fresh perspective, striking a balance between his industry experience and the changes that have taken place in the market.
This is displayed through Lincolnshire’s continual growth as a financial institution. Recently, Lincolnshire announced it has invested in Powerhouse and in two similar outsourced business service companies in effort to provide refresh and facilities maintenance services. “Powerhouse and SVW have unique but complementary offerings, backed by strong management teams. We see vast potential for these companies to grow together,” said TJ Maloney. This serves as an addition to the company’s rich portfolio of unique and prosperous companies.