The Partner is a new series currently in production that will air on CNBC. During the show, Marcus Lemons of The Profit will extensively interview, evaluate and eventually hire a new business partner to help him run the day to day operations of the 85 businesses he has an equity stake in.
Marcus has invested over $38 million in businesses from his hit TV series The Profit, and the task of effectively managing them all is an enormous challenge. The show will follow Marcus as he chooses the right candidate for the job from a small pool of finalists who he will help select, by creating challenges that will test their ability to adapt and deal with unexpected situations. Viewers will get an inside look on the Marcus Lemons portfolio of businesses and the skills required to successfully manage and promote a wide array of business models.
The winner will get a 3 year employment contract worth half a million dollars and a 1% equity stake in Marcus Lemons LLC, giving them a small slice of all his investments and future earnings.
Marcus is anticipating that the show will be presented in bi-annual 6 episode seasons, alternating between new seasons of The Profit. He will hire a new partner during each season. The 2016 premiere date for The Partner has not yet been announced.