Investment firms have different styles and procedures for managing their portfolio companies. Many firms rely on financial statements and occasional board meetings to monitor progress. Other firms place their own management teams in a company for complete control over operations. Management Autonomy: We strongly believe in the operating autonomy of management. We work closely with management to establish and achieve long-term goals, but we depend on them for day-to-day decision making, to initiate growth plans, and to lead the company into the future.   Collaboration: The blue 9 principals collaborate extensively with senior management to clearly articulate business objectives and to identify the information and business metrics that will be used to evaluate long-term success.