Why Candidate Assessments Are Broken

Melissa Henderson June 8, 2016

There is a scene from the animated film, Ratatouille, that has one of my favorite “take you back moments”. The persnickety food critic, Anton Ego, requests a dish to critique with the belief that he already will be disappointed. The dish he tastes, ratatouille, ultimately takes him back to his childhood and he writes a phenomenal Read more…

Understanding the Relationship Between Limited Partners & General Partners

Melissa Henderson June 1, 2016

As a follow-on to last week’s post regarding the basics of private equity terminology, I thought it would be helpful to drill further into Limited Partners (LPs), the LPs relationship with the private equity firm (GP) and how the relationship between the two works. In order for the LP/GP relationship to be successful, they must Read more…

Private Equity Terminology – Understanding the Basics

Melissa Henderson May 25, 2016

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…