Category: Private Equity

Why Corporate Boards Need Cybersecurity Experts

Karen Wendel July 12, 2017
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“War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.” Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, French Prime Minister, 1906-1909, 1917-1920 On October 21, 2016, millions of users were impacted by the largest ever Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Users were unceremoniously booted off their favorite websites, including PayPal, Twitter, Amazon and CNN. Hundreds of private Read more…

When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson July 5, 2017
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Over eight years ago, while I was practicing retained executive search in a large firm and a boutique, it became clear to me that retained executive search is broken. On a daily basis, I was receiving calls and requests, asking if I could flip the retained search model.  Was there a better model? Well, I Read more…

Private Equity Recruitment and Placement: Is Traditional Search Broken?

Melissa Henderson June 21, 2017
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One value creation method private equity firms use to improve returns on companies they have invested in is operational engineering. Private equity firms seek executives with industry and operating track records to help add value to their portfolio companies. Traditionally they have relied on executive search firms to fill C suite positions albeit with mediocre Read more…