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7:30AM-8:30AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Rob Adams
8:30AM-8:45AM

OPENING REMARKS

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Graham Elton
8:45AM-9:15AM

Talent Strategy As a Driver of Value

Graham Elton Chairman, EMEA Private Equity Business – Bain & Company

Fit-for-purpose portfolio company leadership is critical to delivering strong returns, but selecting the right executive talent remains elusive. A frequent source of value dilution is the lack of a direct connection between the value creation plan and the leadership talent strategy. Based on his experience as an advisor to PE firms and chairman of portfolio companies, Graham Elton, chairman of EMEA private equity at Bain & Company, examines how companies can drive investment returns by aligning their talent management programs to the value creation plan.

9:15AM-9:30AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Per Madsen
9:30AM-10:00AM

AM Keynote

Per Madsen Global Head of Human Capital, Portfolio Companies – Triton Partners

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10:00AM-10:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

10:15AM-10:30AM

Networking Break

Nancy Garrison Jenn
10:30AM-11:00AM

PANEL #1

Nancy Garrison Jenn CEO – Nancy Garrison Jenn Executive Search Advisory

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Rachel Davis
Deputy CEO
Armstrong Craven

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Search Firm #2

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Search Firm #3

Stephen Dando
Managing Director, Private Equity
Bain Capital

Ruby Biring
Head of Talent
Livingbridge

Naz Karimbhai
HR and Talent Acquisition Director 
Bridgepoint

11:00AM-11:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Scott Gregory
11:15AM-11:45AM

Leadership Forecasting: How to Maximize Talent Potential

Scott Gregory CEO – Hogan Assessments

PE firms are experts at determining expected rates of return on their investments. Putting the right talent in the right place to drive that return hasn’t come as easily. To avoid bad hires, maximize talent potential and seamlessly match candidate values with company culture, talent assessments often decode the intricacies of candidates’ behaviors and lead to optimal hires. The following panel comprised of talent experts from the PE sector, organization performance consulting, and executive search explore how private equity firms evaluate and develop talent and examine ways in which they determine return on talent decisions and investments.

Bianca Coulter
CEO & Founder
Coulter Partners

Lisa Peacock-Edwards
Managing Partner
Wilton & Bain

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Search Firm #3

Lisa Telford
Portfolio Talent Director
Montagu PE

Ruth Tompkins
HR Director
EQT

Lauren Sohmer
International Head, Human Resources
Ares Management Corporation

11:45AM-12:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

12:00PM-12:30PM

Champagne Reception

12:30PM-1:30PM

Lunch

Emily Taylor
1:30PM-2:00PM

Session #3

Emily Taylor Managing Director – Russell Reynolds Associates

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2:00PM-2:15PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Severine de Wulf or Sonia D'Emilio
2:15PM-2:45PM

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Severine de Wulf or Sonia D'Emilio PAI Partners or Astorg

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2:45PM-3:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Hein Knaapen
3:00PM-3:30PM

CEO.works

Hein Knaapen Managing Partner, Europe – CEO.works

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3:30PM-3:45PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Anish Batlaw
3:45PM-4:15PM

Why “Time to Hire” for PE Chiefs is Critical

Anish Batlaw Operating Partner – General Atlantic

Every company tapping new C-level talent wants both quality and efficiency – the more quickly successful candidates are put in place the faster a portfolio company can begin to see positive results. For this leading PE firm, getting top management teams in place for their portfolio businesses has become nothing short of an obsession. In the following keynote presentation, Anish Batlaw, the operating partner who leads the human capital efforts in support of its portfolio companies at General Atlantic, reveals how he and his talent colleagues have improved speed and accuracy of C-suite hires. Mr. Batlaw then examines the significant impact installing the right management team has during the first six months of an investment.

4:15PM-4:30PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Rob Adams
4:30PM-4:45PM

Closing Remarks

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media

Private equity and venture capital firms are in a bidding war for top talent – and those moving decisively for the right leadership are winning. Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 300 private equity leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in London on September 22, 2020 to explore the link between talent and growth. We examine why success in the PE – long synonymous with growth – is now tied inextricably to talent.

Private Equity Recruiting: Recruiting World Class Leadership’ will include leaders from across the field, including: Graham Elton, chairman of the EMEA private equity business at Bain & Company; Per Madsen, global head of human capitl at Triton Partners; Nancy Garrison Jenn, CEO of Nancy Garrison Jenn Executive Search; Rachel Davis, deputy CEO at Armstrong Craven; Stephen Dando, managing director or private equity at Bain Capital; Ruby Biring, head of talent at Livingbridge; Naz Karimbhai, HR and talent acquisition director at Bridgepoint; Scott Gregory, CEO of Hogan Assessments; Bianca Coulter, CEO & founder of Coulter Partners; Lisa Peacock-Edwards, managing partner at Wilton & Bain; Lisa Telford, portfolio talent director at Montagu PE; Ruth Tompkins, HR director at EQT; Lauren Sohmer, international head of human resources at Ares Management Corporation; Emily Taylor, managing director at Russell Reynolds Associates; Hein Knaapen, managing partner – Europe at CEO.works; Anish Batlaw, operating partner at General Atlantic and others.

We invite you to come learn how the private equity and venture capital community is reimagining how they recruit, develop, manage, engage and retain 21st century talent.

Join our exclusive network of 300 PE leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters on September 22, 2020 at the Institute of Directors (IoD) of London. Our thought-provoking presentations and Q&A sessions exploring talent management is a must-attend event. Our formal sessions will include continental breakfast, a mid-morning networking break, a pre-lunch champagne reception and a delicious main course.

Institute of Directors (IoD) of London 
116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Speakers

ANISH BATLAW, OPERATING PARTNER – GENERAL ATLANTIC

Anish Batlaw is an operating partner at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s human capital effort as part of the firm’s operations group. Anish and his team help develop GA’s talent network, assess and develop best-in-class management teams, and provide support on organization design, executive compensation, governance structures and in general providing strategic human capital counsel to GA and its portfolio companies.

Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Anish worked at TPG Capital as an operating partner and head of human capital for Asia. Prior to that, Anish served in various leadership positions at Novartis, including vice president and head of human resources for pharmaceuticals for the U.S. and Europe and head of corporate talent management. Earlier in his career, he worked at Microsoft as general manager of human resources and at PepsiCo in markets including the U.S., India, China, and Vietnam.

RACHEL DAVIS, DEPUTY CEO – ARMSTRONG CRAVEN

Rachel Davis is deputy CEO of Armstrong Craven. She was part of the team involved in the MBO of the firm in 2013. Rachel joined Armstrong Craven in 1998 and is responsible for business development and driving the sales performance of the business globally. She previously held roles as COO and practice lead, responsible for driving the global growth of the healthcare and life sciences practice.

Armstrong Craven is a global insighttalent mapping and pipelining specialist with offices in London, Manchester, Geneva, Singapore and New York. The firm works across a number of industry sectors including technology, healthcare and life sciences, professional and financial services, industrial and consumer. Armstrong Craven clients are some of the world’s most influential and respected businesses, and are often undergoing transformational change and need to identify and recruit high demand or specialized talent.

GRAHAM ELTON, CHAIRMAN OF EMEA PRIVATE EQUITY BUSINESS – Bain & Company

Graham Elton is chairman of Bain & Company’s EMEA private equity business and is based in the London office. He is also a leader in the firm’s media practice.

Graham has extensive commercial due diligence experience for private equity and corporate clients across numerous industries and geographies, and merger integration and business carve-out experience in media, retail, consumer and business services. His experience also includes corporate strategy, performance improvement programs, turnaround situations, business transformation and customer and channel strategies.

In addition to his work with Bain, Graham serves as chairman of Lane Clark & Peacock, Pageant Media, Capital Economics and SLR Consulting. He is also a board member of Now Teach and National Youth Theatre.

Prior to joining Bain in 2001, Graham was a partner at Evolution Global Partners where he evaluated deals in media, financial services, consumer and technology sectors; chief executive officer at Miller Freeman UK (now part of United Business Media) where he integrated three businesses; managing director at FT Business; and strategy director at Pearson.

SCOTT GREGORY, CEO – HOGAN ASSESSMENTS

As Hogan Assessments’ CEO, Scott Gregory brings years of expertise in executive selection, development, and succession to his leadership and vision for all aspects of Hogan’s domestic and global business. He was one of Hogan Assessments’ first employees and, following a 12-year stint as vice president of talent management and organizational development at Pentair, he returned to Hogan in 2013 to continue to help clients leverage the science of personality.

He is instrumental in providing expertise on executive selection, development, and succession to Hogan’s global, corporate clients and supports the work of Hogan’s global business alliances with distribution partners.

LISA PEACOCK-EDWARDS, MANAGING PARTNER – WILTON & BAIN

Lisa Peacock-Edwards is a managing partner at Wilton & Bain. She has over 15 years of global executive search and leadership advisory experience across the corporate markets sectors of financial services, commerce and industry. She has led practices in EMEA, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Lisa specializes in working with global businesses going through growth or transformation especially within technology, data, digital and commercial. 

Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. The firm’s 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. Russell Reynolds Associates helps their clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. 

From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, their teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues. For more information, visit www.russellreynolds.com.

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 58 offices in 37 countries, the firm works alongside their clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. Bain & Company complements their tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes.

Bain & Company is the leading consulting partner to the private equity (PE) industry and its stakeholders. PE consulting at Bain has grown eightfold over the past 15 years and now represents about one quarter of the firm’s global business. Its practice is more than triple the size of the next largest consulting company serving PE firms. Bain’s work with PE firms spans fund types, including buyout, infrastructure, real estate and debt. The firm also works with hedge funds, as well as many of the most prominent institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments and family investment offices. Bain & Company supports its clients across a broad range of objectives that include deal generation, due diligence, immediate post-acquisition and ongoing value addition, exit planning, firm strategy and operations, and institutional investor strategy. For more information, visit www.bain.com.

Champagne Reception Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. The firm’s 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. Russell Reynolds Associates helps their clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. 

From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, their teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues. For more information, visit www.russellreynolds.com.

Lunch Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Talent Assessment Sponsor

No PE firm should begin its evaluation of candidates without turning to HoganAssessmentsThe global authority in personality assessment and consulting, Hogan has more than three decades of experience providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting.

Grounded in a more than a century of science and backed by the largest and most complete pool of research in the industry, Hogan assessments predict job performance by assessing normal personality, derailment characteristics, core values, and cognitive reasoning ability. The firm’s portfolio of employee selection, development and leadership tools allow clients to better manage their most valuable assets – their people. For more information, visit www.hoganassessments.com

Gold Sponsors

Armstrong Craven is a global talent mapping, pipelining and insight specialist with offices in the US, UK, Singapore and Switzerland. The firm works across a number of key sectors including technology, healthcare and life sciences, consumer, industrial, financial and professional services.

Its clients are some of the world’s most influential and respected businesses, often undergoing transformational change. They have a need to identify and attract high demand or specialised talent to senior and scarce roles.

Using their industry-focused specialists to identify and engage with key people in their sectors around the world, Armstrong Craven gains insight into their markets, organizations or individual motivations and aspirations. The result is bespoke, client-owned mapping, pipelining and insight services fully attuned to their business and HR priorities. For more information, visit www.armstrongcraven.com.

BoardEx is a people-centric database and a leading relationship mapping service. Global executive search firms use BoardEx for executive placement and recruiting across board of directors, C-Suite, Private Equity, and public corporations. The relationship mapping solution also enhances business development.

BoardEx’s universe of Organizations and Individuals is the industry gold standard and is solely collected from credible, public sources which cannot be edited by users. The firm’s skilled team of analysts research, verify and maintain millions of profiles daily. For more information, visit corp.boardex.com.

Coulter Partners is a board and senior level global executive search specialist focused exclusively on Life Sciences. The firm works closely with those at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry to understand their challenges. With an extensive global network and expertise gained over 25 years in the sector, Coulter Partners has become trusted advisers on leadership in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics, health tech, CRO and services sectors. The firm works closely with the global investor community, hiring for their own teams as well as building the boards and executive leadership teams of their portfolio companies.

The largest and fastest growing dedicated life science search firm, their team of 95 completes over 260 assignments a year working from 14 offices across UK, EMEA, USA & APAC. They share knowledge and connections across the globe, as one team with one goal. To bring their clients the world’s best talent. For more information, visit www.coulterpartners.com

Wilton & Bain, which provides executive search, interim management/consulting and technology resourcing services, has become the market leader in the technology, professional services, and converging digital markets. With offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Frankfurt, Wilton & Bain has developed unrivaled expertise in technology to focus on digital transformation for clients across TMT, retail, consumer, financial services, insurance and utilities. For more information, visit www.wilton-bain.com.

Exhibitor Sponsors

Invenias is the world’s leading provider of software solutions to the executive search profession. More than 1,000 executive search firms, private equity firms and in-house executive recruiting teams rely on the Invenias cloud-based platform to transform the productivity of their search operations. Invenias serves thousands of users in over sixty countries across the globe, with customers such as Silver Lake, General Atlantic, Odgers Berndtson, ON Partners, Acertitude, Intel, and Tesla Motors at the forefront of recruiting leaders. For more information, visit www.invenias.com.

Social Media Sponsors

Networking Sponsors

Diversified Search is one of the top 10 retained executive search firms in North America. It has nine offices across the U.S. – in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Southern California, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. and global capabilities in 37 countries as the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners. Diversified Search delivers leadership talent to its clients using a highly collaborative approach to each search assignment, viewing each one through a broad lens. This allows its consultants to consider all issues – including generational, cultural, ethnic, industry, gender and functional – to bring organizations fresh, high-potential candidates. For more information, visit www.diversifiedsearch.com.

Register

Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, ‘Private Equity Recruiting: Recruiting World Class Leadership,’ to be held on September 22, 2020 at the Institute of Directors (IoD) of London. The full-day event will begin at 7:30am with continental breakfast, a mid-day luncheon along with a full day of very exciting presentations by top professionals in the sector.

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening more than 300 PE leaders and their heads of talent who will meet for a full day to discuss the leadership gap facing private equity firms. You’ll learn how to deliver the best talent faster and at the right cost and you will walk away with a full range of talent solutions from more than 21 leading experts who will speak throughout the day.

Price: $1,350

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after July 1, 2020 will not be refunded)