Private Equity

DHR International has made a strategic commitment to serving the unique needs of the private equity (PE) industry on a global basis and related funds that make direct investments employing various asset strategies. The practice typically focuses on board, C-level and executive level positions in portfolio companies, including investors with a mandate for early-stage, growth equity as well as buyout transactions. The practice has completed portfolio company assignments across a range of funds with different investment strategies, including private equity firms of various size and scope, family offices, credit/distressed funds, hedge funds, activist investors, sovereign funds, angel investors, venture capital firms, pension funds and other investors that pursue a direct principal investing strategy (control as well as minority positions and co-investment working with a range of funds). The practice is also active in search assignments focused on the internal investment and administrative hiring needs of its clients - associates, vice presidents, principals, operating partners, general partners, chief financial officers, compliance officers and so forth - working closely with colleagues in DHR's Financial Services Practice. This has included more classic asset/investment management positions overseeing alternative, private, direct and opportunistic investment strategies in a range of funds. The Private Equity Practice Group consists of professionals who have direct experience working with investors in a wide range of traditional and emerging industries and businesses. Consultants within the practice are well-versed in the unique needs of everything from early stage venture-funded Internet companies to management buyouts in more traditional manufacturing companies; they also have experience in direct and opportunistic investing in various fund environments (PE firms, family offices, corporate, pension, etc.). Our team members come from industry operating positions, financial services platforms, related consulting and professional service organizations across industry sectors, as well as leading retained executive search firms.

Practice members

John Baker Managing Partner Bio
Dan Carney Executive Vice President Bio
Carlos Cata Managing Partner Bio
Joseph G. Christman Managing Partner Bio
Eric Dieny Partner Bio
Sal DiFranco Executive Vice President Bio
Keith Giarman President, Private Equity & Principal Investing Bio
Christine Greybe President/Head of International Bio
Ayman Haddad Managing Partner Bio
Scott Harris Managing Partner Bio
Carol Hartman Managing Partner Bio
Stephen A. Hayes Executive Chairman Bio
Christopher Knipp Managing Partner Bio
Michael Kotelec Executive Vice President Bio
Michael Lee Partner Bio
Benjamin Lo Partner Bio
Rod Malcolm Executive Vice President Bio
Pravesh Mehra Managing Partner Bio
David Merwin Chairman of the Board Bio
Martin M. Pocs Vice Chairman Bio
Marcey Rubin Stamas Managing Partner Bio
Craig Sigovich Managing Partner Bio
Nick Slee Partner Bio
Frank Smeekes Managing Partner Bio
Frank Spencer Managing Partner Bio
Philippe Tirault Managing Director Bio
David Treussard Managing Partner Bio
May Tung Managing Partner Bio