Rethinking Private Equity Operating Partner and Board Models

Melissa Henderson February 10, 2016
Private Equity Compensation | Summit Executive Resources

There are a number of ways to classify the strategies private equity firms use to grow their investments. These vary by stage of investment, target geography (country) or market type — emerging markets, growth markets versus developed markets. And while some firms focus on a growth equity approach, identifying high value companies, others employ a Read more…

6 Problems with Board Member Recruitment and a New Way Forward

Melissa Henderson February 4, 2016
Board Member Recruitment | Summit Executive Resources

Obsolescence should not be feared. While it signals the end of something familiar, it welcomes a new way forward. We have reached this crossroads with retained executive search. It is obsolete. Today, the retained executive search process is costly. Frequently, after lengthy recruiting processes, retained searches deliver new board members who fit poorly with the Read more…

Private Equity and the SEC’s Quest for Transparency

Melissa Henderson February 2, 2016
Summit Executive Resources | Private Equity Partners

  The last few years in the private equity industry have held significant changes as the SEC has increased their mandates for direct, open communication and reporting. From 1979 to 2010, private equity advisers were excluded from the requirement that they register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and meet the SEC’s reporting requirements. Read more…