Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to PE firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold period.
Creating value in portfolio investments begins with assimilating the right team. Understanding leadership competencies and skill sets require more than simply reviewing the resume of prospective leaders. PE firms can recognize value in their investments by implementing programs and resources that accentuate leadership strengths and identify weaknesses before they become liabilities to the exit strategy.
To illustrate further, this outstanding panel will share and discuss their approaches to integrating human capital solutions that deliver value.
Managing Director, Talent Management
Katie Solomon is managing director, talent management at Genstar Capital. She works across the firm’s portfolio to help drive growth through the identification and acquisition of talent. Katie also manages Genstar Capital’s recruiting relationships. Katie brings experience in recruiting, finance, marketing and consulting to her role at the firm.
Prior to Genstar Capital in 2011, Katie was vice president, human capital and investor relations at Vector Capital. Previously, she worked in executive search at Russell Reynolds Associates where she focused on recruiting CEO and senior level executives to private equity and venture backed companies. Before that, Katie led the marketing team at Harvard Business School Career Services and directed the global investment banking recruiting department at Robertson Stephens. Katie began her career as a consultant with Bain & Company where she advised both Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
Anish Batlaw is an operating partner at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s human capital efforts (people, pay, and performance) in support of its global portfolio companies. His responsibilities include development of General Atlantic’s talent network, assessment and development of management teams, executive compensation, governance structures, and providing strategic human capital counsel to the firm and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2015, Anish worked at TPG Capital as an operating partner and head of human capital for Asia. Prior to TPG, he was with Novartis in various leadership positions, including VP & head of HR for pharmaceuticals, U.S., and Europe, and as head of corporate talent management. He also worked at Microsoft as General Manager of HR in Redmond, Washington. Early in his career, Anish worked at PepsiCo, in various markets such as the U.S., India, China, and Vietnam.
Private Equity Operating Advisor, Human Capital
Francisco Partners Consulting
Garry Fielding is private equity operating advisor, human capital at Francisco Partners Consulting. Prior to joining Francisco Partners Consulting, Garry was vice president of global HR services and talent acquisition at Mitel Networks, where he was responsible for implementing Workday globally, building a new recruiting function, establishing company-wide human capital metrics, and leading a host of other operational improvements. Before that, he was an associate principal at a start-up Workday consulting firm where he developed consulting practitioners, led the payroll practice, and helped companies establish their global HR systems infrastructure. Garry has spent over 17 years developing his global HR expertise and has worked across a broad spectrum of industries for all types of companies including start-ups, mid-sized to large corporations, and consulting firms.
The Tolan Group
Tim Russell is a managing partner at The Tolan Group. Tim’s primary focus is expanding the client base in Behavioral Health, Healthcare Services, Substance Abuse Recovery, Healthcare IT, Digital Health and Healthcare Portfolio Companies owned by Private Equity/Venture Capital groups.
As a veteran healthcare recruiter of 22 years, Tim brings a variety of skills to his position. Having started his recruitment career in 1997, Tim has worked for two of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing firms which culminated into his co-managing an Atlanta-based physician recruitment firm for nearly five years prior to joining the TTG team. Throughout his time in the industry, Tim has been involved in over 750 recruitment projects ranging from staff level technologists to physicians of all specialties.