Category: Private Equity

When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson September 20, 2017

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 August 16, 2017
Board of Directors

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…

Private Equity Terminology – Understanding the Basics

Melissa Henderson August 9, 2017

Many of my clients aspire to be hired by a private equity firm and primarily for an executive role or independent directorship in one of the firm’s portfolio companies. More so than the deal side, there is increasing interest in the role of operating partner. In some initial discussions, I realize that although aspiring, some Read more…