The Power of People-First
Chris Forte, CEO of Olmec, has always put his team first and that loyalty is mutual; more than half of Olmec employees have been on the team for over 15 years. Forte’s highly tenured team was the priority when considering and ultimately joining an Equity Partnership with New Charter Technologies and Oval Partners.
‘People First’ is not just a buzzword at Olmec. “We’re family. We started working together when none of us had kids, now we have kids going to college,” said Forte. “Making sure that they’re taken care of, and their jobs are secure and that we’re all continuing to work together, was very important to me when taking the next step for the company.”
The New Charter Equity Partnership model empowers owners to run their business while leveraging the broader capabilities and resources of the platform. It was critical to the leadership team at Olmec that the organization maintained its name, culture and values.