Value Creation Team

Dedicated to helping Pacific Lake's top-performing operating companies achieve even greater success.

Pacific Lake’s Value Creation Team is dedicated to assisting search fund CEOs identify and drive value in their organizations. The team has the ability and flexibility to engage on a variety of strategic issues, several of which are highlighted below.

Richard Reese speaking with entrepreneurs

Potential Engagements

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3 to 5 Year Strategic Plans

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Build Your Sales Force

icon improve your lead generation

Improve Lead Generation

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Expand Geography

icon optimize product strategy

Optimize Product Strategy

icon support acquisitions

Support Acquisitions

icon recruit top talent

Recruit Top Talent

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Scale Infrastructure

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Tap Capital Markets

Meet the Team

Richard Reese

Former Chairman and CEO of Iron Mountain

When Richard took over Iron Mountain in December 1981, the firm had 70 employees and $3 million in sales, mostly from storing documents in several underground vaults in the Catskills. Over the past 25 years, Richard turned the Boston-based company into an industry giant. Iron Mountain now has 17,000 employees and $2.3 billion in annual sales, a market capitalization of over $5 billion, and stores documents and data on five continents.

Richard, a graduate of Harvard Business School, now resides in Florida.

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Sam Long

Sam Long

Vice President at Pacific Lake Partners

Sam joined in 2018 after graduating from Harvard Business School. Previously, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer, working in a variety of overseas roles in Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia, Korea, and Japan. Sam also holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and a MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.