We believe you need exceptional talent with unique skills and attributes to maximize your returns. We call this Private Equity DNA.

To define Private Equity DNA™ we have worked with our clients and the academic research of Professor Steven Kaplan, at Chicago’s Booth School of Business, to identify the key characteristics that indicate success.

Our team has completed hundreds of searches for the most demanding and successful private equity investors and CEOs. Starting with your Investment Thesis, we identify the leadership insights and know-how that are pivotal to your investment success, creating what we call your LeadershipThesis™. We then deliver with speed and rigour.

We are proud of our track record of delivering for our clients:

77% of our assignments support Private Equity investors appointing Chief Executives.

We have worked for 50% of the top 25 Private Equity funds.

We have 90% repeat business.

We have 97% success rate.

60% of our Partners have worked in Private Equity backed businesses.

90% of our assignments support Private Equity investors appointing Chairmen, Chief Executives and Direct Reports.


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Vardis Names Ex-Russell Reynolds Veteran As Executive Chairman

Executive search firm Vardis has elected Jeremy Rickman as its executive chairman. Mr. Rickman has worked in the executive search industry in Europe and the U.S. for the past 18 years following a successful career in finance. Joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1998, he established and developed the firm’s European CFO practice before moving to the U.S.

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Vardis Supports the Watermill Group and Quality Metalcraft

NEW YORK, November 26, 2016 —Vardis is proud to support The Watermill Group and Quality Metalcraft (QMC) in the appointment of Dwight Closson as Senior Vice President of Operations. Dwight comes to QMC most recently from Midway Products where he had been employed since 2005 and was responsible for seven Tier 1 manufacturing plants producing body, chassis

Vardis Supports Lone Star Funds & Forterra Building Products Prior to Their IPO on LSE

NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 — Vardis is proud to support Lone Star Funds & Forterra Building Products in its appointments of Paul Lester as Chairman & Justin Atkinson & Divya Seshamani as NED’s. Prior to joining Forterra Building Products as Chairman, Paul was the former CEO of VT Group plc. Currently Paul is Chairman of Greenergy International,

Jeremy Rickman Joins Vardis

NEW YORK, March 4, 2016 — Vardis is Delighted to Welcome Jeremy Rickman to Vardis as Executive Chairman. In this newly created role, Jeremy will lead Vardis’ continued international expansion to ensure a full service offering to offering to our private equity clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Jeremy has worked in the Executive Search industry in