OPENING REMARKSRob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
What Makes Search Firms a Good InvestmentTimothy McHugh Equity Research Analyst – William Blair & Co.
In our opening presentation, this leading analyst will provide an up-close look at how investors assess an investment in this sector. His presentation will cover some of the valuation metrics that investors look at, but more importantly, he will discuss the key topics and risks that investors focus on when evaluating investments in this sector. Finally, with those factors in mind, Tim will provide his view on what executive search firms can do to attract capital investment.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: What’s Your Search Firm Worth?Doug Johnson Managing Director and CEO – Catapult Growth Partners Chris Pierce-Cooke Managing Director – Catapult Growth Partners
Over the past decade, Catapult Growth Partners has helped clients accelerate profitable growth through effective strategy development, practical execution support, and talent acquisition. Catapult has an outstanding track record enabling firms to grow, and position for exit. In this highly insightful presentation, two of the firm’s top partners will explore investment options and discuss how recruiters can prepare their businesses for a liquidity event.
Case Study: One Recruiter Who’s Secured FundingLarry Hartmann Chief Executive Officer – ZRG Partners
Two years ago, ZRG Partners secured funding from Northcreek Mezzanine, a middle-market private equity firm in Cincinnati, to help fuel its continued strategic growth. The first mission was to add extra liquidity to ZRG’s balance sheet. Next, the firm wanted to use its funding to tackle needs and opportunities in the markets. In this phenomenal case study presentation, ZRG’s chief executive takes us through his ‘liquidity event’ and offers up some surprising recommendations for other recruitment sector leaders considering this investment path.