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From 40 to 4000: Scaling with Private Equity
Episode 410th May 2023 • Inflection Points • SI Partners
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Welcome to this episode of our podcast where Joe sits down with Dimi Albers, the Global CEO at Dept, a technology and marketing services company that creates end-to-end digital experiences for some of the world's most recognizable brands.

Dimi has overseen the company's rapid expansion to a truly global organisation of 4,000 employees through both organic and phenomenal in-organic growth. He was part of Tam Tam, the original agency that became Dept, running the business for 11 years holding many roles in the agency.

We discuss:

00:58  Intro– How and why Dimi joined Tam Tam (now Dept)

03:40 IP1 – Taking investment from Waterland

09:51 – IP2 Working out how to build and maintain culture (and growth) in spite of M&A

17:30 – IP3 The decision of single brand vs Holding company – why there is a clear winner.

26:18 – IP4 What changed when Dimi became CEO

34:30– Outro What Dimi is looking forward to in the next 12 months




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