What are the key value-drivers for operating executives when both exit values and resignation rates are at all-time highs?
In a record-breaking year, there are heightened variables to consider: exit values are through the roof and human capital is rising as talent is increasingly empowered to dictate how and where they work. Chief executives, especially those with a track record, have varied motivations, and knowing how to recruit and retain top talent starts with honing in on what drives them in each venture.
How can operating partners take mitigating factors into stride in order to build an agile executive team primed for volatility in both the human and private market?
In this webcast, you’ll hear from a panel of top PE-backed CEOs as the second installment in The Bowdoin Group’s PE Webinar series, highlighting how private equity firms are attracting and retaining top talent for their investments. Hear from a variety of executives on what variables to consider when joining their next PE-backed company and how to really understand the best strategies and biggest challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining great people in this market.
Dru Armstrong is the CEO, bringing over 17 years of experience in consumer and product technology development and management. She is a proven high growth leader with a history of creating strong customer experiences while fueling technology growth and market expansions. Armstrong leads with innovation, diversity and inclusion, and verticalized software.
Hank Boughner joined Dynamo Software, Inc., as chief executive officer in late 2017. As the company’s chief executive officer, he leads its management team and defines its vision and long-term strategy. Prior to joining Dynamo Software, Mr. Boughner was the president of global solutions for Global Payments Inc., one of the world’s leading payment companies.
Mr. Boughner has more than twenty years of business, investment and transaction experience within growth markets including technology, tech-enabled services, and financial technology/services.
Tier1 Financial Solutions
Jiro Okochi is the CEO of Tier1 Financial Solutions responsible for all of the day to day operations of the company, focusing on growth, scalability and happy customers. He has more than 30 years of experience in technology and capital markets. Prior to joining Tier1, Jiro was CEO & co-founder of Reval, the leading SaaS provider of treasury and risk management solutions for corporations and banks. Jiro led Reval from start-up to scale with over 600 enterprise customers and 500+ global employees. Prior to Reval, he worked on the capital markets desks of WestLB, Deutsche Bank, BofA, DKBFP and Kidder Peabody.
As CEO of Modern Hire, Karin Borchert is responsible for driving the company’s science and technology initiatives, the growth of its data-driven hiring platform and the company’s global operations and strategy. With an extensive background in data strategy, she brings more than 25 years of experience in growing and leading data-driven businesses in the SaaS and information services industries.
Previously, Borchert served as CEO of 1WorldSync, where she led the company’s sale to Battery Ventures in 2019. Previously, she served as executive vice president of client services for Sterling Talent Solutions. Earlier in her career she held a variety of cross-functional leadership roles at D&B, Dow Jones, Factiva and NELSON.
Managing Director, FinTech
The Bowdoin Group
Jim Urquhart has 13 years of team building and executive search experience, collaborating with founders, executive teams, and investors to set and execute against critical hiring plans, ranging from VP roles to their C-level teams. As the managing director, FinTech at The Bowdoin Group, Jim specializes in working with VC-backed SaaS and data analytics companies with a special emphasis on RegTech, InsurTech and AI/ML. He is responsible for developing and managing client relationships and executive searches in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and elsewhere in the U.S.
With over a decade of experience in the FinTech space, Jim understands the fast-paced environment, and the nuances, skill sets, and expertise it takes for company executives to drive success. He works closely with the FinTech ecosystem, including investors and organizations like FinTech Sandbox, and has provided insights through panel discussions and editorial contributions to the space. Jim’s dedication to helping people has translated into enabling companies to scale by finding the right talent at the right time – from executive roles to full commercial build-outs.
Prior to Bowdoin, Jim was a sales executive at Harbour Capital, a corporate financing and leasing solutions firm.